"Finally, a moment of inspiration caused me to think that the spirit of weaving was found in the practice of breaking away from conventional ways of thinking and living a life faithful to your true self."Misao Jo, SAORI Self-discovery through Free Weaving
SAORI weaving was developed by Misao Jo in Osaka, Japan in 1968. Misao Jo began to weave in her fifties, and today, remains an inspiration to SAORI weavers worldwide.
The name SAORI comes from the joining of two Japanese words. The "SA" in SAORI has the same meaning as the word "SAI," a Zen term that means everything has its own individual dignity. The word "ORI" means weaving.
The 4 Slogans of SAORI
- Consider the differences between a machine and a human being
- Be bold and adventurous
- Look out through eyes that shine
- Inspire one another, and everyone in the group