About Handmade Saori Weaving Studio
About the Studio
Handmade Saori Weaving Studio is a full-service weaving studio. We offer Saori classes, loom, and supplies. We also sell finished items including clothing, accessories, and household items.
We strive to make the studio an inviting and comfortable place. Visitors are encouraged to touch and try on items (aren’t textiles best appreciated with the hands and the eyes?). Students can learn in a relaxed environment surrounded by inspiration. We have a gorgeous wall of yarn that we call the student wall. Weaving students can use any of the yarns on the wall when working on their creations.
Handmade Saori Weaving Studio – ALABAMA is located in the historic Lowe Mill ARTS building. Lowe Mill is home to over 200 artists. The working studios give patrons a chance to visit with the artist and learn about their process or see their next piece of art being created. Many of the studios offer classes. Artist collaboration is a frequent occurrence and results in some amazing pieces!
Our new studio, Handmade Saori Weaving Studio – TEXAS, is located on the IH35 Corridor between Austin and Dallas. The permanent studio space is under construction and should be completed by the end of summer. In the meantime, we are offering classes and limited supplies in a temporary space inside our home. Please schedule a class or give us a call to visit!
About Sarah Dauro
I have been involved in fiber and textiles my entire life. When I was very little, my grandmother always had handwork projects for me to complete. I started with very simple embroidery projects and worked up to counted cross stitch, crewel, needlepoint, and crochet. I learned to sew from my mother and I have never been without a sewing machine.
I started weaving many years ago on a rigid heddle loom. Although I liked weaving on a rigid heddle loom, I was surprised that I did not LOVE it, and I didn’t understand why I didn’t love it. With the rigid heddle loom, I was approaching weaving in a traditional manner. I was using books and patterns to create items that were replicas of what other people had made. Possibly changing the colors to suit my needs, but not really creating.
A few years later, I was introduced to Saori weaving, and then everything made sense to me. When I first discovered Saori, I thought it appealed to me because of the ready-made warps, efficiency of using a floor loom, and all the wonderful features that make a Saori loom so easy to use. The truth was and continues to be that Saori appeals to me because each project is unique. You never make the same thing twice, and each day weaving is a new chance to explore, create, and simply enjoy the process.