• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,690.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,950.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,780.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,405.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,670.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,325.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,980.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,340.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,165.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,990.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,810.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,585.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,585.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,585.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,510.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,855.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,440.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on June 11
Ends with lunch on June 16

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $675 CAD + $150 CAD material fee (includes the use of a SAORI loom with a long ready-made warp and a wide variety of yarns, ribbons, sari silk, sheep locks, roving, wool, and more for your use).

Campus Rates: Campus rates include accommodations, meals, Hollyhock activities, use of hot tubs and campus facilities (does not include tuition). Click here for details.

Scholarships: Program experiences are enriched by having a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities.

A limited number of scholarships are available per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

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SAORI: Weaving without Boundaries

With Terri Bibby

June 11 - 16, 2023

Terri flawlessly combined the techniques of Saori with the philosophy. I didn’t want the week to end – Past Participant

Explore the beautiful SAORI weaving philosophy from Japan where there are no rules and no mistakes. This philosophy encourages you to “look out through eyes that shine” and see beauty in new ways. It places more importance on free expression and creativity than on technical skills or the regularity of the woven cloth.

SAORI Looms will be set up and you will be able to start weaving right away whether you have never woven before or have been weaving for many years.

Immerse yourself in colour and texture while creating your own unique weavings!

Participants can expect to:

  • Learn the basics of weaving on an easy-to-use floor loom
  • Explore the philosophy of SAORI weaving
  • Create beautiful, creative cloth for wall hangings, bags, clothing and more

Materials & Equipment

An extra charge of $150 CAD will cover all materials and supplies needed during this program. SAORI portable floor looms will also be provided by Terri for your use.


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Terms & Conditions

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Terri Bibby
Terri Bibby has been offering classes, workshops and retreats In her studio in the woods on Salt Spring Island since 2007. Topics include the SAORI philosophy, weaving, warping and clothing design. Her own weaving is inspired by the ever-changing colours and textures of nature that surround her. Since first coming…
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