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SAORI Pattern Customization Workshop

Many of you have the SAORI Pattern Books and love them!  However, there are also many of you who are a bit intimidated by the freestyle approach of the patterns. You’re comfortable weaving freestyle, but sewing clothes in the same

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Options Weaving has New Space

Those of you who have been following the studio for a while or are local to our area may be aware of an amazing weaving program taking place at OPTIONS.  The OPTIONS mission is one of enabling individuals with disabilities

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Fall 2014 Shipment from Japan

Yesterday we were greeted by UPS with a very large shipment from Japan.  This always means a replenishment of inventory but it also means the latest limited edition items from SAORI Japan! There were a few items that are back

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A Cherry, Cherry Christmas

That’s right – we said it: “Christmas”.  It may be a bit early for many of you to begin thinking about, but not for those of you who have been craving Schacht’s Cherry Matchless! Schacht has been getting requests for

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Back from Conference

The SAORI Canada-US Conference and Post-Conference took place in Georgia over the last several days.  For those of us who have not yet had the pleasure of visiting Japan, it was an opportunity to finally meet Kenzo Jo, Akiko Jo,

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Summer News

This spring has been quite the whirlwind: we’ve been as far west as Seguin, Texas, and as far east (and north) as West Friendship, Maryland.  The studio has been aflutter with exhilarating colors, courtesy of Blazing Shuttles.  And, we’ve received

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Blazing Shuttles Weave & Dye Weekend

Last weekend, we welcomed Blazing Shuttles, aka Kathrin Weber, to our studio for a 3-day Weave and Dye Workshop.  On Friday, twelve weaving students were welcomed by this beautiful selection of warps – what a way to start your weekend!

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Maryland Sheep & Wool 2014

2400 miles later and several hundred pounds lighter, we’ve arrived safely back from our first trip to Maryland Sheep and Wool.  The remaining items in the trailer have been unloaded and successfully re-organized into the studio. What an exciting trip

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English Translation Available – Beginners’ SAORI Clothing Design

Good news to announce!  SAORI has just released a text only English translation PDF for the Beginners’ SAORI Clothing Design.  It is now available from our studio.  We are working to get these distributed to everyone who has purchased from

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Pre-Sales for Maryland Sheep & Wool

We are just weeks away from Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and the excitement is brewing over!  Our inventory has been refreshed and packaged and the transport tubs are reloaded.  If you are local to the area or looking for

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