SAORI Classes & Workshops

Classes at HanDen Studios SAORI Weaving

HanDen Studios SAORI Weaving does not offer “beginning” or “advanced” classes. For your first lesson at our studio, the loom will already be prepared for you. For your next class, you may choose to continue on that, or learn how to warp a loom.

We teach this way because one of the pillars of SAORI is that “we learn together as a group.” This style of teaching allows both beginners and veterans at the loom to weave together as equals, able to share inspiration, creativity, and technique. How much you learn and how fast you learn it are up to the individual. There is no right or wrong way to learn.

Regular Tuesday Classes

We offer SAORI weaving classes every Tuesday (except when the studio is closed for holidays or events which require travel). These classes are taught in 2.5-hour blocks, with 2 hours dedicated to weaving and an extra ½ hour for students to set up their looms at the beginning of class and remove the inside sets at the end of class.

Class Times:
  • Tuesday Mornings: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday Afternoons: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday Evenings: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:
  • $30 per 2.5-hour class
  • Includes all materials (excluding silks and cashmere, which are available for an additional fee)

Bundle & Save: Book 4 classes and get a 5th class for free!*

Workshop & Special Technique Classes

Specialty workshops are scheduled on select Saturdays when the studio is open. Workshops usually start at 10:00 am, and most run anywhere from 6-8 hours. Workshop topics range from warping, dyeing, sewing garments with SAORI fabric, and many others!

Cost:
  • Varies

Click below to see what specialty workshops we have coming up!

Half- & Full-Day Classes

For students who prefer longer sessions, or are unable to attend our regular Tuesday classes, we offer half- and full-day classes by appointment. These classes can be scheduled any day of the week, based on studio availability. We suggest you bring a snack and/or lunch with you for these longer sessions.

Class Options:
  • Half-Day Classes (4 hours)
    Choose your times
  • Full-Day Classes (8 hours)
    10 am – 6 pm
Cost:
  • $75 per 4-hour class
  • $150 per 8-hour class
  • Includes all materials (excluding silks and cashmere, which are available for an additional fee)

Parties & Group Gatherings

Have your next birthday party, ladies’ night out gathering, or mother-daughter weekend at HanDen Studios SAORI Weaving! We supply the fully warped looms and the fiber to weave with. You supply the party favors and any food and drink you care to have (no alcohol please).

What’s Included:
  • 2 hours of SAORI weaving, plus 30 minutes for opening presents, eating cake, etc. (Total time at HanDen Studios: 2.5 hours)
  • All materials included (excluding silks and cashmere, which are available for an additional fee)
Cost:
  • $40 per person (max 7 people)

Please contact us if you’d like to schedule an event for more than 2.5 hours.

Multi-Day Intensive Classes

If you live too far away to make regular class visits, or if you want an immersive multi-day SAORI weaving experience, a Multi-Day Intensive is the answer for you! Multi-Day Intensives can be scheduled for a minimum of 2 days and include morning, afternoon, and evening weaving sessions.

I am often asked if beginners can take an Intensive class, to which I answer, “Of course!” Since there are no “beginner” or “advanced” classes at HanDen Studios SAORI Weaving, our classes are open to students of any skill or experience level. New students may opt to start with a Multi-Day Intensive (especially if they are not local to Peachtree City), and then come back for other classes or additional Multi-Day Intensives.

Cost:
  • $150 per student per day
  • Includes all materials (excluding silks and cashmere, which are available for an additional fee)
Lodging:

Students coming for a Multi-Day Intensive may choose to stay at a local hotel, or they may opt to stay on-site in one of our nicely appointed guest rooms for an additional $45/night.

Register for a Class

To register for a class, please complete the form below. We will follow up with you to confirm your class selection(s) and make arrangements for payment. Please note: Registration closes 7 days prior to the date.

* To qualify for the BUNDLE & SAVE package pricing, you must sign up and pay for all 5 classes at one time. Classes can be booked up to 180 days out from the date of booking.

Registration Form:

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