Zanshi and Sakiori

About class

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.

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Zanshi and Sakiori



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4 / 10 taken

Jul 8th, 2019 - Jul 9th, 2019

Class Times

All classes run 9am - 5pm unless otherwise indicated in the description above.

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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.

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This class's instructor

Tom Knisely

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 dec…

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