Call for Artists for the Studio Exhibition in July.
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Get ready for Summer!

Call for Artists
 It is time to get ready for SAORI Worcester Studio Group show "Loom in Essence 2017" in July. This is a great opportunity for people to show your work and sell. Beginner students and people who have not been in the studio for a while are welcome! Please read the detail at the link below and get back to me if you are intent to submit your work in the show. I hope many of you are!

Happy Birthday, Misao-sensei!
Misao Jo, the founder of SAORI weaving turned 104 on April 27th and she celebrated it with staff members and family of SAORInomori studio in Osaka. Her son Kenzo, the SAORI loom designer and the director of SAORInomori studio is next to her. The other side of Kenzo is his wife Kazuko and the other side of Misao is her great granddaughter Nozomi, Akiko's daughter. Misao has three sons and 6 great grandchildren as far as I know. 
She looks healthy here in the picture. In the other pictures which were up on Facebook by SAORInomori showed that Misao was eating a piece of cake.

I hope we get to see her on the Japan tour on May 26th-June 8th.

By the way, the mid-aged man in the left side is the man who has been building each loom one at a time.

Summer Schedule 

Mihoko will go to Japan on May 22nd- June 22nd. While she is not here, some senior students are taking care of most of classes. Unfortunately Wednesday evening class will be canceled during this time. Please check your schedule in May-August with Mihoko so she will let the sub teachers know who will be in each class. Thank you for understanding!  

Tuesday evening - Alice Webb 
Wednesday Afternoon - Amy Bissell
Thursday morning - Lisa Gill
Thursday afternoon - Frank Cole
Saturday afternoon - Amy Bissell


Other News 

-Mihoko is finally working on the logo for SAORI Worcester with her artist friend Nancy Smith and digital designer Toma. Toma is currently working on the new website including Mihoko Textiles (Mihoko's own work) and Weaving Bonds (Collaborative Social business with a Burmese weaver)

 -Saori Weaving page of Facebook accepted 3000 people as the member of the page! 

 -Mihoko's artist friend Susan Champeny are going to build sculpture work with laundry bottles this summer. She is looking for many many laundry bottles. If you can help, ask Mihoko about the details. You are also welcomed to the workshop to build it with her.

- Mihoko will be at STEAM Expo on July 15th at Newton Library, MA.
- Mihoko will conduct a week long Fiber Camp in the week of July 17th at Art with Amy in Brookline, MA. There are still rooms available. This camp is for children. 
- Mihoko is accepted as an Artist in Residency at Searsport Shore Camping Ground, ME in the week of Aug. 6th. 

Check the new website after a couple of weeks for further information! Thank you for your support. Weave Thyself! 
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