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Welcome to Ready to Hand:  SAORI Philadelphia!

 

Indigo to Dye For!  Weekend Workshop

Sat & Sun February 27-28, 2016

Join Ready to Hand for our first Indigo to Dye For! workshop.  Indigo is the color that has seduced us, weavers, quilters, sewers, even knitters.  We all love the beauty of Its characteristic blue color - from pale sky blue to nearly black.  This 4-session series will introduce participants to indigo and the magic of the indigo vat, Shibori resist-dyeing, and indigo dyeing for ikat weaving and hand-woven shibori, and provide an "open vat" session for independent dyeing.

For additional information, contact Leslie at: saoriphiladelphia@gmail.com



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SAORI Weaving Weekend Intensive! 

Sat & Sun January 30-31, 2016

Join us for another intensive SAORI weaving weekend, January 30-31 2016.  The looms will be warped and ready for you to weave your own scarf, shawl, table runner or wall hanging.  As always, warping instruction also available.  Two full days of weaving in our beautiful light-filled studio/gallery.  Plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance to find your lunch, and a bottomless tea kettle in the studio office.  Space is limited, so contact us soon for more information or to reserve a loom:  saoriphiladelphia@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAORI Weaving Weekend Intensive! 

Sat & Sun March 21-22, 2015

Join us for a special weekend of SAORI weaving day-long workshops, March 21st & 22nd, 2015(9 am - 5 pm; and 7-9 pm free weaving on on the 21st).  All looms can be warped and ready for you to weave your own scarf, shawl, table runner or wall hanging.  Warping instruction also available.  Up to 15 hours of weaving in our beautiful light-filled studio/gallery.  Plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance to find your lunch, and a bottomless tea kettle in the studio office.  Space is limited, so contact us soon to reserve a loom:  saoriphiladelphia@gmail.com

 

 

Ready to Hand: PGHW Group Intensive

SAORI Weaving Weekend Intensive! 

Sat & Sun March 14 & 15, 2014

Join us for a special weekend of SAORI weaving day-long workshops, March 14th & 15th, 2014  (9 am - 5 pm).  All looms will be warped and ready for you to weave your own scarf, shawl, table runner or wall hanging.  Up to 8 hours/day of weaving in our beautiful light-filled studio/gallery.  Plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance to find your lunch, and a bottomless tea kettle in the studio office.  Space is limited, so contact us soon to reserve a loom:  saoriphiladelphia@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Annie Stone: Collages

April 27 - May 18, 2014

We are proud to announce Ready to Hand'sfirst community art exhibit, featuring our neighbor, collage artist Annie Stone.  Annie's works create miraculous gems of nature out of reclaimed materials.  Join us when we open the show on April 27th, 5-7 pm.  Annie will also be teaching a collage workshop from 1-3 pm before the opening reception.  Join us for either or both! (click here for more information).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT Ready to Hand Studio

Ready to Hand: SAORI Philadelphia is a community textile gallery and teaching studio.  We are an official SAORI weaving studio and dealer of SAORI looms and accessories.  SAORI’s unique and user-friendly looms are suitable for all ages and abilities, with many special features that make them ideal for beginners and experienced weavers, and also for weavers of all physical abilities and challenges.  

We offer instruction for adults and children in SAORI weaving, traditional weaving and "off-loom" weaving.  We also offer workshops in Shibori and indigo dyeing, and other fiber arts (including knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, and more). 

 

Ready to Hand is conveniently located in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood of Philadelphia, within easy walking distance of Center City and Rittenhouse Square and also accessible by bus and train.

 

For information about SAORI weaving, to purchase SAORI looms and accessories, or to participate in other events and classes for adults and children, please contact Leslie at saoriphiladelphia@gmail.com

 

Ready to Hand: SAORI Philadelphia, 731 South 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19146                                                      www.readytohand.org / saoriphiladelphia@gmail.com   267.273.0636 (T, W, Th 10-4)

"Weaving community together one neighbor at a time"