Zanshi and Sakiori
Dates: March 1 - March 2
Cost per ticket: $245
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.
All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.
For class dates that are full, please feel free to call us here at the studio and have your name place on the wait list.
Tom Knisely has made his career from his interest and love of textiles from around the world. Tom has been studying, collecting, and teaching others about weaving and spinning for more than four decades.