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Classes:  (by appointment most weekdays and Saturdays.

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

 

Saori Song Studio is set within a private studio atmosphere, in the heart of Chapel Hill, an easy drive from the triangle area.

Classes are scheduled throughout the week with a combination of private and small groups.  Please call 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.

 

The studio is outfitted with 4 different models of Saori looms, equipment, yarns and fibers as well as a weaving library.

A small kitchen and bathroom are both available within, and patio access to our Zen garden is only steps away.   

 

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

 

Introductory Session:  $45.00 ~2.5 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.

Materials included!

 

Regular Session:  $20 per hour ~2 hour minimum

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.

Materials fee extra: weighed by the oz.  

 

4 hour Session:  $75.00 

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 the 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 the session and can be finished into scarves, potholders, wallhangings or table runners.

Groups up to 4 can be accommodated.

Materials included.  Extra time and materials may be added at additional charge.  

 

Plein Air Weaving:  $100.00 ~ 4 hours

Enjoy a loom of your choice, set up in the lovely Japanese gardens of Saori Carolina.  Multiple weaving areas including hard and soft surfaces 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.

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.

 

                                          Dawn Hummer ~ Saori Song Studio ~ Chapel Hill, NC 27514     www.saorisong.com