Zanshi and Sakiori
Sakiori and Zanshi fabrics have their roots in recycling Japanese fabrics. Sakiori uses very narrow strips of fabric much like a rag rug, but with a drape that makes it suitable for clothing. Zanshi cloth is woven with remnant threads from previously woven fabrics that are tied together to make a continuous length of thread in order to weave new fabrics. In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of both Sakiori and Zanshi weaving. Looms will be pre-warped. For your weft, bring your thrums and little bits of thread and yarns, or go to your local thrift shop to find silk, rayon, or fine cotton fabrics for Sakiori weft. Fabric is available at our shop for purchase as well.