Meeting Time: 10:00 AM, Monday, September 9, 2019
San Antonio Garden Center 3310 N. New Braunfels Avenue, SATX 78209.
Come at 9:30 for refreshments and creative networking!
Wimberley Valley Saori is a destination for those looking to become part of a creative community, as well as a showcase for Saori-inspired hand-woven garments and accessories designed and created by owner Kathy Utts.
Kathy writes, “As a girl, fashioning “distinctive apparel” for dolls and dogs eventually led to sewing my own clothes. I loved to sew! This interest led me to pursue a degree in home economics education, with a special interest in clothing construction and fashion design.
My husband and I moved to Wimberley, Texas when our children were young, and I began a love affair with nature, beautiful sunsets, organic gardening, and our 15 fluffy alpaca. These amazing creatures were my initial inspiration for opening a yarn shop in downtown Wimberley in 2013 (Ply! Yarn). Four years later I sold the yarn shop to focus more on weaving, and I’m once again pursuing my dream of designing wearable art!
Wimberley Valley Saori is a manifestation of my fiber arts journey so far. There have been many amazing teachers and artists who have influenced me along the way, but what has remained constant is my affinity for anything “free style” regarding fiber arts. When I discovered Saori weaving five years ago, I knew I had found the right medium for my artistic voice.”
JOIN US FOR A FASCINATING PRESENTATION BY KATHY UTTS
After Lunch Make-and-Take: Discover Saori Weaving
Saori weaving is a relatively recent ‘phenomenon’ in fiber arts communities attracting both experienced weavers and non-weavers alike, due to it’s forgiving ’no-rules’ nature. ‘SAORI’ is both a Japanese philosophy rooted in simplistic yet artistic self expression, and brilliantly constructed weaving looms intended to make the joy of weaving accessible to everyone. But the beauty of Saori -style weaving is that it can be done on ANY loom.
In Kathy’s ‘Make and Take’ on September 9th, participants will be weaving with pre-warped portable looms that she’ll bring and ALL materials are provided! Participants will learn some techniques used in Saori, focusing on creative use of color and textures, and they will take home an individual piece of art… perhaps a wall hanging, or cloth to cover a pillow or make a bag.
Come join us for this free-style, creative and FUN mini-workshop! Limit: 12 participants. Cost: $45
Meeting: Monday, September 9th, 2019 – 10:00-NoonSan Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209