Virginia Studio

The Virginia Studio is pleased to announce the workshops below as part of its Fall/ Winter offerings.  To register for any of the workshops below, download the registration form and return the completed form and deposit to Connie Diamant.  For more information please contact me at or 703 409 6259.

Private lessons are also available at Weavin’ Place—SAORI Style Virginia Studio.  Please call or write to make arrangements


Private Lessons

What a Treat

Come to the Virginia Studio and give yourself the gift of SAORI weaving. I know that everyone’s schedules get jam-backed with activities, but what better way to expand your horizons.

I am available for private lessons or small group lessons.  I am very flexible and I am sure we can find a way to set up times to suit your needs.  Become a SAORI weaver.

Please contact me at or by phone at 703 409 6259.

Below is the description of classes that I have held in the past.  Be sure to check back for new classes.

Connie Diamant is a SAORI GUIDE at Weavin’ Place-SAORI Style Virginia Studio.  She brings 17 years  traditional weaving experience enhanced by  SAORI  instructor training..




Learn to Weave SAORI Style with Connie Diamant

 This Basic SAORI workshop explores hand weaving in the SAORI WAY for the beginner (never touched a loom before) and experienced (weaving for years) alike. Developed in Japan by Misao Jo in 1969, this unique weaving technique emphasizes self-expression to release inner creativity. SAORI free-style weaving is resourceful and a great way for knitters and crocheters to “stash bust”—use up leftover yarn from other projects.  In this workshop, students will weave enough cloth to make a scarf, shawl or market bag (for those that are project oriented) or cloth to simply enjoy!  No experience necessary.

All materials are provided