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 #17 News letter 

 5-25-2020

 


Hi, I hope you are maintain your health well. I am not reopen the studio too soon because I don’t want to anyone to get virus through the studio. It means more online screen events are coming on your way. 
Please check out what I offer. I also have many ready-made warp in stock. I will update my Etsy shop but it takes time. Please email me if you are interested.

 We had a successful zoom meeting!

Thank you so much for joining the celebration of the new bathroom at the studio on May 8th. There were about 30 people joined the zoom meeting. It was quite fun to see all the people on a screen. It was the first time for many of the participants, however, I introduced my sons, showed the new bathroom, Asa ready a children book “everyone poops” as a bathroom theme story, some people shared their SAORI stories and had a raffle at the end. 

I am going to have a second bathroom show time on May 29th (Fri) at 10am. This time, it would be much more casual but if you miss the first time, please let me know if this time works for you. 

 


Seed to Fashion 2020 Registration is open now.

Due to the pandemic I offer the 6 month program of Seed to Fashion online this year. What is new in 2020 is that I focus for 4-6 graders. I am sorry for people who are looking for the opportunity but are not 4-6 graders. I will offer separate workshops for those who are interested in indigo dyes. Please stay tuned. 

This program is free of charge thanks to the fund from Worcester Art Council and Mass Cultural Council.  Please spread words about this unique, educational, and fun program for Worcester residence. If you are not Worcester residence, I will put you in the waiting list in case I didn’t get enough Worcester residence. So if you are interested in this program, please apply. If you are out of state, it would be difficult to complete the program.
For more details and application form, please visit my website at www.saoriworcester.com/seed-to-fashion. Spaces are limited to 15.  It starts on May 31st! (Maybe this might need to reschedule depends on how fast I get applicants…)

 

Summer Intensive Sewing Study Group (online via zoom)

This is for people who have been weaving and want to have a deadline to make garments. Instead of studying techniques of weaving on the regular Study Group, this is for studying sewing, sharing garments you make, and sharing the difficulties, tips, new ideas, and so on. There are one meeting in a month through June-Aug. We work on the same pattern each month that we choose from SAORI patterns. 

Requirements: -Having taken Mihoko’s class or workshop before.
                         -Basic sewing skill
                         – Having a working sewing machine and your handwoven materials
                           If not, you need prepare accordingly. 
                          -Access to join a meeting via zoom

Fee: $30 for the entire program(non-refundable)
Limited to 8.

Sign up here.
 


SAORI Reverse Applique T-shirts making workshop 
(online via zoom)

This is for people who have been weaving and sew with basic skill.
Using your handwoven scraps, applique into a t-shirts, design and sew. then cut the t-shirts fabric on surface.
Mihoko will instruct step by step by showing how she does and she will see how you do.
For more detail and sign up, please visit the website 
hereGo to June 10th, or July 9th. You can make one for your dad for the Father’s Day! 

If you are current student and use one class time for this workshop, please email Mihokoat saoriworcester@gmail.com.
 


Japanese Paper Dyeing workshop
(online via zoom)
 

This is not related to SAORI weaving, however, Mihoko’s beloved workshop for years since she think it requires the similar mind set as SAORI weaving which is letting go your fixed idea and see what it will happen.
You need Japanese paper (rice paper) which you may purchase from Mihoko for $10 for 10 sheets incl. shipping.
Mihoko will instruct step by step by showing a demonstration and she will see how you do.
For more detail and sign up, please visit the website 
hereGo to June 12th. If you made beautiful paper. you may send them to your dad for the Father’s Day! 

If you are current student and use one class time for this workshop, please email Mihoko at saoriworcester@gmail.com.
 


Face Masks


 

Here is a link that Mihoko is selling her hand sewn masks on Etsy. If you are interested in what the pattern is like, please look at the video here. It is pretty simple. I encourage you to make one. However, if you would like to have one I make, please order on Etsy shop here or email Mihoko at saoriworcester@gmail.com. This picture of masks are made from Japanese Kurume-weaving fabric.These are one of a kind and only 10 available. I have other print fabric masks also. I appreciate if you check them out. Thank you!