Events Calendar - All Events

  • 08 January 2018 - SAORI sessions

    SAORI sessions at the studio in Diss every Thursday and Friday by appointment.
    Weaving sessions catered for you, please see the workshops page and contact for more info and to book a slot.
  • Wauking Song noun A rhythmical song traditionally sung in Gaelic by fullers while fulling tweed cloth.
    We invite you to come & be a part of designermakers21 Waulking Day
    11-2pm Felting & Weaving with Janine & Kim
    This is practising felters, weavers & spinners to come with their craft and create as a group, inspiring each other & growing the textile community at designermakers21.
    This is not a taught workshop but we are there to assist.
    1-2pm Lunch for all
    We will be providing soup to share, please feel free to bring a contribution if you wish.
    2-4pm Waulking songs with Janet Koralambe
    Warm up singing excerises, call & response singing & improvisation. Learn one waulking song while fulling cloth that has been created in the morning. Fulling cloth may also be a large piece of woven cloth.
    Waulking songs involve a group of people rhythmically beating newly woven tweed to soften it. Simple beat driven songs, often by call & response, are used to accompany the work.
  • Excited to be going up to WOOLFEST again this year. Come find us for on stall K269 - SAORI looms will be set up to have a go on and weave communal banners. SAORI looms, ready made warps, equipment and books for sale along with SAORI weaves and clothing made by local SAORI weavers.
  • SAORI talk and have a go session to the Mid Essex guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

The Saori Shed is open for weaving sessions, by appointment, at Designers Maker @ 21, Diss and textile retreats at The Saori Shed showmans wagon studio.

More events coming soon!