The Studio

The Saori Shed weaving studio is based at designer makers 21 in Diss, Norfolk, UK.
There are 4 Saori weaving looms set up ready for you to start weaving. An exciting supply of yarns - A 'wall of wool', cottons, silks and fancy yarns. Unusual materials, fabrics and a lucky dip box of treasures to incorporate into your weaving. I offer one-to-one tuition to get you started in the Saori way of weaving and follow on sessions for you to explore your inner creativity and create beautiul cloth that can be transformed into clothes, furnishings and more!

Designer Makers 21 is an exciting initiative promoting the growth of local designers and craftspeople. Modelled on the London 'Cockpit Arts' studio it breathes new life into a large, historic empty shop on St. Nicholas Street, Diss, making full use of the warren of Victorian rooms. Set up by the Corn Hall Trust and supported by the generosity of Diss Quakers, Designer Makers 21 aims to build a collective of local makers and to encourage the growth of creative businesses.

Starting with four enthusiastic artists in May 2013, there are now 11 highly skilled and talented designer-makers working in-house. Locals and tourists have warmly welcomed the concept of seeing original artwork develop and many commission unique pieces or attend workshops. Customers regularly 'pop in' to view the latest work and one visitor commented: "...artily amazing, creative and lovely place."

This shared creativity and vibrant atmosphere embraces traditional and contemporary craft practices with an inspiring range of textiles, prints, sculptures, mosaics, baskets, stained glass and digital print.