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Saori Classes & Sessions

Call or email for individual or small group classes and slots.

(512) 924-1136 or dghummer1@aol.com

The studio is centrally located in Orange County ~ Chapel Hill, NC. 


Please call or book online to schedule your spot!  The model of learning from one another is a joyful group experience, but one on one weaving is valuable as well.


Looms are set up and ready for weaving, with adaptive devices for persons of all ages, abilities and levels of mobility.


A working studio houses multiple looms (2 and 4 shaft), assorted fibers, weaving tools and a reference library. A small kitchen and bathroom are both available within, and patio access to our Zen garden is only steps away.  

Plein air weaving in the lovely Japanese gardens outside the studio makes for a lovely weaving experience.


A full line of Saori looms, yarns and equipment are available for purchase or for ordering.



Saori Class Schedule

Classes:  Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment most weekdays & Saturdays.

Please call or email:  (512) 924-1136   /   dghummer1@aol.com


Saori Song Studio welcomes you and has several options for classes, workshops, therapeutic transport and ongoing sessions:


Introductory Session:  $40.00 ~2 hours

Choose from several Saori looms, which are warped and ready for weaving.  

Students will explore a variety of yarns and fibers while enjoying the comfort and ease of the Saori loom.  While this class is for exploration, basic facilitation in learning Saori techniques in bobbin winding, hand manipulation, warp advancement and finishing are addressed.  Weavings are taken home after the session.

Small materials fee extra:  weighed by the oz.





Regular Session:  $45.00 ~2.5 hours

For those who have taken an introductory class and are ready to explore the Saori loom capabilities and freeform weaving,  this class will allow for individual guidance in Saori techniques.  Choose from several Saori looms and warps (black, solid & multi-colored).  Students can choose from 100's of weft yarns and fibers and explore a variety of techniques. These include:  interlocking weft (clasped weft), hand manipulation, W technique, windows, slits, loops, fluffs, Sakiori, as well as other joyful ways of self-expression.  Weavings are taken home after the session.    $20.00 per additional hour.

Small materials fee extra: weighed by the oz.

Half Day - 4 hour Session:  $80.00 

Design, Weave and Wear your own design in a day?  It's possible!

Bring a friend or a small group (up to 4) and enjoy a 4 hour ready to warp project session.  All looms will be warped and ready for you to begin a project.  Choices of color and texture are limitless, as 1000's of yarns and fibers are readily available. Weaving techniques can be facilitated, or simply enjoy spontaneity and personal creativity as you see your weaving progress.  Weavings are taken home after session.

Materials fee extra:  weighed by the oz.


Youth weavers:  $30.00 ~ 1.5 hours.

A great opportunity for kids and teens.  Looms are set up ready to weave with a pre-selected range of fibers from which to choose.  

Guidance in warp advancement and bobbin winding is addressed and color/texture is celebrated!  Weavings are taken home after session and can be finished into scarves, potholders, wallhangings or table runners.

Groups up to 4 can be accommodated.

Materials fee extra:  weighed by the oz.


Plein Air Weaving:  $100.00 ~ 4 hours

Enjoy a loom of your choice, set up in the lovely Japanese gardens of Saori Song.  Multiple weaving areas include hard and soft surfaces, and are surrounded by lush floral landscaping.  Nature abounds.... a beautiful backdrop for inspiration!

This is an independent session, but full access to the studio is available, as well as the studio kitchen and bathroom.

Groups up to 4 can also be accommodated.

Small materials fee extra:  weighed by the oz.


Therapeutic transport 

Please call Dawn for information about ready-to-weave looms transported directly to the home, residential center, hospital or school setting.  This is an exciting opportunity to enjoy self-expression and creativity, for those with differing mobility, intellectual or developmental abilities.  Saori Looms have adaptive devices which make weaving a joyful experience.  I am available for assistance throughout the full session.  Sessions can be individual or up to 4 students, and can be arranged for ongoing weaving enjoyment.

Saori Song Studio ~ welcomes you!

Call today:  (512) 924-1136

Chapel Hill, NC 27514