Kai means a gathering/party in Japanese although the word has never been used as itself in Japan. The word is usually used with other words such as Tanjou-kai (Birthday party), Kangei-kai (Welcome party), Nomi-kai (Drinking party) or Ocha-kai (Tea party). SAORI kai is a show & tell gathering which you will meet other fellow weavers who come different class time, share ideas and get inspired.
This is a great opportunity for people to have feedback and new ideas. Although you might have seen many works on screens everyday, it is not the same to spend time with others face to face. There are a good number of newer students who have not experienced this gathering yet. It is time to do it again! It is free and open to public. It is a great chance to check the studio and what SAORI weaving is all about.
Yarn swap and Warp exchange are not mandatory. Warp exchange is a traditional way to have challenge in Japan for years. We had this in the past Canada-US conferences as well. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
What to bring: (Optional)
– Snacks for sharing if you want.– Your recent work (1-5) for show and tell
– Yarn if you have yarns that you want to get rid of for Yarn Swap
We will do this in casual style. Please mark the material (for example. cotton or wool)
– Wound warp without cutting edges if you want to exchange.100-120 ends and 2.5-3 meter long/ Make sure to tie the cross and few chokes Materials are not limited.