Japan Tour part1

We are having a great time on our tour.




At first we stayed at  the guest house near SAORI no mori studio in Izumi, Osaka prefecture. We went to SAORI no mori studio to learn weaving and Suren dyeing. We are so grateful to see Misao Jo who seemed doing very well for her age and spent time with her. I was so touched when she pointed at my top and said ” It’s pretty.”.

Our tour member Susan, Ralph and Sidne enjoyed their first SAORI lesson there. Rose who is from North Walles tried some new techniques. I studied some techniques I have not done well at home. I felt much better to make it all cleared. They are how to do ripple weaving by yourself, how to create irregular ply yarn and  making shades with 2 color interlocking. I also studied a pattern that usually created by 4 harness . There are always more to learn and discover. Kenzo showed me a new model loom which is 120cm wide. He created from a SAORI 60 inserted a long front and back beams! I don’t need the loom so soon however I am amazed by his continuous challenge and his creativity.








4 thoughts on “Japan Tour part1

  1. It looks like you are off to a great start, Mihoko! What a wonderful opportunity for everyone! Enjoy the rest of the tour.

  2. Mihoko, I love the bottom of that piece you’re holding! Was that with plied yarn, twisted in both directions??

  3. You are so awesome! I don’t think I have read through a single thing like this before. So wonderful to find somebody with a few genuine thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  4. kids could take a break and do a quick crafting lossen. a0Roxanne pulled together a great idea from Saori weavinga0and taught us all to use leftover yarn, ribbons and fabric to make swatches that can be used by

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