Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

February Meeting – Part 1

February 6, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Chiaki O’Brien, “Saori Weaving” Lecture I by Zoom


“What is SAORI?” —How SAORI was founded by the founder Misao Jo and four SAORI philosophies.

  1. Consider the differences between a machine and a human being.
  2. Be bold and adventurous.
  3. Look out through eyes that shine.
  4. Inspire one another and everyone in the community.

SAORI is not all about techniques, it’s all about your “LIFE.” Show the world that you’re unique and different. That’s okay! That’s why it’s more interesting! “SA” of SAORI has the same meaning as the first syllable of the word “SAI” which is found in Zen vocabulary. It means everything has its own individual dignity. And the “ORI” means weaving.

Presenter’s Bio

Chiaki O’Brien is a SAORI Leader Committee Certificate recipient. She finished a one year-course of SAORI Weaving at the head school, Osaka, Japan in 2001. She worked as an instructor for the SAORI head school before moving to Minnesota in 2004. SAORI weaving taught her the way to create by following her heart. Her teaching goal: to convey the “Joy of Exploration” to students in her classes. She teaches all ages and all abilities.

Business Meeting to follow


February 6, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category: