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Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th October 2019
Shizuka Ryokan will be rife with creativity and sustainability this October when Prue Simmons returns to teach a three-day SAORI workshop. SAORI is a type of Japanese weaving.
Prue Simmons is the founder of the Dyeing to Weave Studio, and is one of just three SAORI teachers in Australia. She was taught traditional Japanese weaving and natural dye techniques by Toyomi Harada in the mountains on Honshu, Japan.
Prue is interested in sustainability, natural dyes, up-cycling and environmentally friendly textiles. Prue and her partner run White Stone Farm in Central Victoria. On the farm they raise llamas and use their fleece to weave beautiful pieces.
To learn more about SAORI you can read the blog post on Shizuka Ryokan’s Japanese culture blog.
Please note: The October 2019 SAORI workshop has SOLD OUT. Please contact Shizuka Ryokan if you are interested in attending the next SAORI workshop: Thursday 20th February – Sunday 23rd February 2020
Alternatively, tickets are still available for the Sashiko & Boro workshop, taught by Leanne from Kimono House. This workshop is scheduled for early 2020.
ph: +61 3 5348 2030