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Creative Saori weaving course over 4 sessions

4 sessions with Erna Janine

Knowledge in Saori weaving

Weave your own creations


per person

The workshop in detail

  • 4d
  • 3 to 8 participants
  • 16 years min.
  • Welcome to Erna Janine's studio in Deptford Market Yard.

    Over four consecutive Sundays, with each session lasting four hours, you will be immersed in the world of Japanese Saori weaving. Led by Erna Janine, a master of the technique, you will explore the basics of freestyle weaving, focusing on colour, texture, expression and structure.

    Throughout the workshop you will learn how to use Japanese Saori looms to create unique textile pieces, guided by Erna Janine's expertise gained from intensive training in Japan.

    Each week a new theme will guide your creativity. From nature-inspired motifs to abstract compositions, you will have the opportunity to experiment with different design concepts and techniques.

    Erna Janine emphasises the therapeutic benefits of weaving, encouraging participants to approach the craft as a form of relaxation and self-expression. 

    In addition to fostering creativity and mindfulness, Erna Janine is committed to sustainability. The studio operates with a zero waste policy, using recycled fibres and environmentally friendly practices wherever possible.

    Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, this workshop offers a welcoming environment where you can explore your creativity, connect with like-minded people and learn from a passionate and experienced artisan!

    Workshop location

    The workshop is easily accessible by public transport.

    This place is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

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    Wecandoo - Meet Erna Janine

    Meet Erna Janine

    Saori freeweaver

    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.

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