SAORI:  Weaving Without Boundaries

The Zen of Weaving on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia

July 19-25, 2017

Plus MORE SAORI, an Optional Extension July 25-29,2017

Photography above by Alan Bibby

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Come and immerse yourself in the color and creativity of the SAORI way of weaving.  "There are no rules, no mistakes, only the joy of creating with fiber."  Well known throughout Canada as an artist sanctuary and the Jewel of the Canadian West Coast, Salt Spring Island, the largest of British Coumbia's Gulf Islands.  Referred to by the locals as the "Sheep Tour," one can visit over 30 home studios of weavers, potters, sculptors, painters and photographers.  Postcard perfect, much of the island is an unspoiled paradise.  During our 3 day SAORI Weaving Workshop with Terri Bibby, we will have the opportunity to set up our looms outside each day where the natural beauty will be our muse.  The trip includes a full day exploration of this Island of Artists along with a visit to a spinning mill as well as the Saturday Island Market featuring internationally aclaimed artists.


July 19 - 25, 2017


Successful sold out trips: July 2014, August 2015 (2 departures!), August 2016

We Listened to You

and know you want MORE SAORI, an Optional 4 Day Extension

We have learned with our previous retreats that four days of SAORI weaving only whets one’s appetite!  It is an oft repeated comment that “I wish I had more time to play!”  SAORI is just so much fun and thoroughly addictive.  Quite often, many weave into the wee hours of the night.  Plus, no one is ever ready to leave Salt Spring Island. 


So we are offering an opportunity to weave for three more days with a free day to explore more of captivating Salt Spring Island!  We will cover the SAORI way, the origami style of SAORI Clothing Design, creative warping, 3 D style of weaving, Bengala dyeing and other new ways to adventure beyond your imagination.  This is your chance to deepen your understanding of the philosophy of SAORI and to further explore the limitless possibilities.


July 25 - 29, 2017


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