Saori – Self-discovery through Free Weaving
The best book in English for learning SAORI Weaving, including its philosophy, weaving and warping technique, and patterns for making SAORI clothes. By Misao and Kenzo Jo
Sorry, all sold out – this edition not being re-published.
Saori Beginner Clothing Design (in Japanese)
New. Oh No! Yet another fabulous clothing design book from Saori-no-Mori, Japan to buy! Twelve different easy-to-weave and sew designs with clear diagrams, measurements and lovely photos. I have tried on some of the little tops and they are very flattering in shape. A must for every weaver’s or stitcher’s library.
New book in English for learning SAORI Weaving. By Misao and Kenzo Jo. Enjoy the sample of this great book. Highly recommended text for everyone who would like to know more about the Saori Philosophy and approach to handweaving. Also a must for all who have a Saori loom as it contains step by step photographs of how to thread the loom with a pre-wound and many other time saving techniques.
Note: This book is a larger format than the previous one (21cms x 29cms – 148 pages) Postage to anywhere in Australia is $12.00. As it is the 3kg sachet, another book or small accessory can be added for the same postage. $59.00
Another great book on how to make clothes with Saori cloth. Very contemporary design and layout with lovely photos of the clothes. Easy to follow diagrams although the book is in Japanese. Extra lovely because the front of the book is the back in the traditional Japanese style. See some sample pages.
Kyomo Jiyuni Oru (Japanese)
A new book about SAORI Weaving edited by Tatsuya Jo, one of the grandchildren of the founder, Misao Jo.
This book proposes a creative and relaxing lifestyle in which people enjoy SAORI Weaving in their daily life.
This book is written in Japanese, but it contains many beautiful photos, and visually explains basic techniques such as warping, threading, and weaving.
Tatsuya Jo is a son of Kenzo Jo, and he teaches SAORI Weaving at his own studio “Jota” in Tokyo, Japan.
The title means “I weave freely today, as always”. By Tatsuya Jo.
This is one of the best books I’ve seen for creative clothing patterns with zero waste. Although it is in Japanese, it is easy to understand the patterns and the widths and lengths required to create the unique clothing. 54 patterns plus 2 pages full of neck/collar development and how to effectively seam with woven cloth. A real inspiration to start creating and enjoy weaving.
Beautiful full colour book of woven textiles by Japanese artists and textile designers using ‘rag’ yarns. The cloth is used in clothing or art installations and is pictured in detail. Text is Japanese but highly visual. Format 21cms x 15.5 cms, 135 pages.