Step into the world of Saori weaving, where tradition and innovation intertwine. Guided by Erna Janine, you'll embark on a journey of self-expression and artistic exploration.
The 2.5. hours begin with an introduction to the rich history and philosophy of saori weaving. Discover the profound meaning behind this ancient craft and how it has evolved into a modern form of artistic expression.
Explore the essential tools of the trade, including the weaving loom, shuttle, bobbin, and an array of exquisite yarns and textiles. Erna Janine will showcase these materials, igniting your imagination and inspiring your creativity.
Watch in awe as Erna Janine demonstrates the intricate weaving technique, revealing the secrets behind this captivating art form. Witness the interplay of colours, textures, and patterns as they come to life before your eyes.
Next, it's time to select your preferred colours, allowing your personal style to shine through. With Erna Janine's expert guidance, you'll embark on your own creative journey, skillfully assembling colours and weaving intricate patterns that reflect your unique vision.
As you weave, enjoy the comforting presence of freshly brewed coffee and tea, ensuring you stay energised and inspired throughout the workshop.
What makes this workshop truly extraordinary is the chance to create a cosy, unique accessory. Each participant will go home with their very own weaved cushion, meticulously crafted and reflecting their personal style.
Lieu de l'atelier
L’atelier est facilement accessible en transport en commun.
Ce lieu est accessible aux personnes à mobilité réduite.
Throughout the workshop, refreshments such as coffee and tea will be available.
Rencontrez Erna Janine K.
Meet Erna Janine, a visionary artist weaving her way through creativity and mindfulness.
Hailing from Holland, Erna Janine brings a unique touch to London as a master of the Saori weaving technique. Her weaving machines, carefully sourced from Japan, set the stage for her artistic mastery. Erna Janine's dedication to her craft led her to undertake an immersive month-long training in Japan, where she honed her skills and continues to return for inspiration. Not limited to one discipline, she also studied traditional handcraft at the Icelandic College and even ventured to India to host conferences in recent years.
Erna Janine's expertise lies in the art of Saori weaving, a technique that celebrates boundless creativity and allows for the creation of truly one-of-a-kind pieces, even for beginners. Her passion for this craft shines through every meticulously crafted textile.
But Erna Janine's approach extends beyond the loom. With a deep commitment to mental well-being, she advocates for the therapeutic power of craft. She believes that weaving can positively impact one's mental health and finds joy in helping others unlock their creative potential.
Embracing an ecological mindset, Erna Janine incorporates a zero-waste policy into her work, utilising recycled fibres and sustainable practices. Her studio, nestled in the dynamic and ever-changing neighbourhood of Deptford Market Yard, is a luminous and colourful space that reflects her calm and welcoming nature.
Erna Janine exudes a sense of tranquility and passion, always wearing a smile that reflects her love for her craft and her genuine desire to make a difference. She cherishes every opportunity to guide and inspire her students, empowering them to unlock their artistic potential and find solace in the creative process.
We attended the ‘weave your own cushion’ at Erna Janine’s studio yesterday and absolutely loved it. We were instructed on how to use the saori loom (it’s quite simple) and Janine was on hand all the way to help if needed. The choice of yarn is almost limitless and within 2 hours we had each woven our own unique fabric which was then made into a cushion. Delighted with the results and the most enjoyable afternoon. Will go back and hopefully make something more challenging that I can turn into a garment. Thank you Janine