Whilst getting lunch today at the buzzing E5 Bakehouse I noticed a sign for a weaving workshop this Friday 12th May. It's £20 all in which I thought was pretty good and worth sharing!

The workshop is led by Japanese Master Saori-weaver Toyomi Harada and artist and weaver Femke Winde Lemmens. Femke uses natural and organic materials and creates her dyes using plants and kitchen waste. 

SA has the same meaning as the first syllable of the word “SAI” in Zen vocabulary: everything has its own individual dignity | ORI means weaving

It is the philosophy as first defined in the 70's by Misao Jo in Japan, which tells us all to allow one's personality and imperfections to shine through in our work, explore carelessly as young children do and see everything around us with wonder or "the eyes that shine". 


40 minutes of guided practice on a SAORI-loom

Spaces are available between 10.00-16.00 | £20 contribution 


There will also be demonstrations in Bengala mud dyeing: a safe, sustainable and natural technique for dyeing fabric

30 min. drop-in sessions | between 10.00 - 12.30 & 13.30 - 16.00 | 8 participants at a time

Take home your dyed organic cotton bag for £10


To reserve your space contact