Looms

The very first SAORI loom was built by Kenzo Jo in 1969 for his mother, Misao Jo. She had just started to teach SAORI weaving. Since then, Kenzo has made improvements in his design, and invented various accessories to meet different needs of weavers.

Kenzo’s SAORI looms and accessories are very simple and carefully designed, stylish and compact, and offer many accommodations for weavers of all ages and abilities.

Catalogue

 

Looms

 
Loom Loom

Price: $1560

NEW! SAORI WX 60 - Wood frame foldable loom

Developed by Kenzo Jo, the new WX60 loom is an upgraded model of the SAORI SX60 loom.

New features:

  • all wood frame
  • new wireless warp control system,
  • elimination of supporting wires
  • redesigned bobbin winder disk and reed cap
  • clipping tie rod

Loom Dimensions:

  • Width: 76cm (30")
  • Depth: 76cm (30") / 25cm (9.8") when folded
  • Height: 98cm (38.6") / 106cm (41.7") when folded
  • Weight: 12.3kg (27 lbs)
  • Weaving Width: 60cm (23")

Included Accessories:

1 reed (5 dents/cm), 2 harnesses (incl. 400+ wire heddles), 1 built-in bobbin winder, 1 boat shuttle (M), 15 bobbins, 1 heddle hook, 1 reed hook, 4 heddle cord stoppers, 1 clipping tie rod (with a pair of tubes and cords), 1 regular tie rod with cords, 1 ready-made warp (cotton, 150 threads x 6m)

 
Loom Loom

Price: $1485

SAORI SX60 - Foldable Model

The SAORI SX60, with a colour-coordinated wood and metal tubing construction, is foldable for transport and storage. You can fold and unfold the loom instantly without any additional assembly. Moreover, it has excellent durability and stability notwithstanding its lightweight and easily portable frame

Features:

  • High-quality birch wood and tan metal frame.
  • Folds easily for transport and storage
  • Built-in bobbin winder and shelf
  • The warp control pedal lets you advance the warp while remaining seated.
  • Wire heddles have larger holes to make threading easier.
  • A ready-made warps is set up on the loom so that you can start weaving after 15 minutes assembly.

Loom dimensions:

  • Width: 73cm (28")
  • Depth: 70cm (27") / 23cm (9") when folded
  • Height: 99cm (39") / 108cm (42") when folded
  • Weight: 14.7kg (32.4lb)
  • Weaving Width: 60cm (23")

Included Accessories:

1 reed (5 dents/cm=12 dents/inch); 2 harnesses (incl. 400 wire heddles); 1 boat shuttle (medium size); 15 bobbins; 1bobbin winder (built-in); 1 warp control pedal (built-in); 1 reed hook; 1 heddle hook; 2 tying rod with cords; 150 ready-made warp threads (150 threads x 6m/6.5yds); 4 harness cord stoppers; one clipping rod

SAORI SX60H - Foldable Model with Longer Metal Tubing

SX60H loom has a longer metal tubing, which makes the position of the breast beam 74cm (about 29 inches) away from the floor. This is 5cm (about 2 inches) higher than the SX60 loom. It gives the comfortable space for tall weavers. Moreover, the SX60H loom has a space and holes for another warp roller, with which you can enjoy double beam weaving more easily by purchasing an extra warp roller.

Price: $1560

 
Loom

Price: $1659

Saori CH60 Classic Model

Features:

  • Durable body made of high-quality birch wood.
  • Built-in bobbin winder and shelf
  • Warp control lever lets you advance the warp while remaining seated.
  • Wire heddles have larger holes to make threading easier.
  • A ready-made warp is set up on the loom so that you can start weaving after 15 minutes assembly.

Loom dimensions:

  • Width: 69cm (26")
  • Depth: 61cm (24")
  • Height: 98cm (38")
  • Weight: 15.7kg (34.5lb)
  • Weaving Width: 60cm (23")

Included Accessories:

1 reed (5 dents/cm=12 dents/inch); 2 harnesses (incl. 400 wire heddles); 1 boat shuttle (medium size); 15 bobbins; 1 bobbin winder (built-in); 1 warp control lever (built-in); 1 reed hook; 1 heddle hook; 2 tying rod with cords; 150 ready-made warp threads (150 threads x 6m/6.5yds); 4 harness cord stoppers; one clipping rod

 
Loom

Price: $1824

SAORI 60A-2 - Accessible Model

SAORI 60A-2 has all the features of the SAORI 60 and is wheelchair accessible and height-adjustable.

Loom Dimensions:

  • Width: 69cm (26")
  • Depth: 61cm (24")
  • Height: 98cm (38") - 110.5cm (43.5")
  • Weight: 17.7kg (39lb)
  • Weaving Width: 60cm (23")
 
Loom

Price: $1125

 

 

Loom

Saori Piccolo40 — Foldable Model

Weave, wherever you are!

Features:

  • Lightweight but strong body with beautifully chrome-plated metal tubing frame
  • Folds easily for transport and storage
  • The position of the breast beam is height adjustable: 60cm and 68cm (about 23.6" and 26.8")
  • Built-in bobbin winder and shelf (Optional)
  • The warp control lever lets you advance the warp while remaining seated.
  • Wire heddles have larger holes to make threading easier.
  • A ready-made warp is set up on the loom so that you can start weaving after 15 minutes assembly.

Loom dimensions:

  • Width: 55cm (21.6")
  • Depth: 56cm (22") / 74cm (29") when raised / 15cm (5.9") when folded
  • Height: 81.5cm (32") / 91.5cm (36") when raised
  • Weight: 6.95kg (15.32lb)
  • Weaving Width: 40cm (15.8")

Included Accessories:

bobbin winder; shelf; clamp; 1 reed (5 dents/cm = 12 dents/inch); 2 harnesses (incl. 200 wire heddles); 1 warp control lever (built-in); 1 clipping tying rod with cords; 1 tying rod with cords; reed hook; heddle hook; bobbins (15 pcs); boat shuttle (M); 100 ready-made warp threads (100 threads x 6m/6.5yds)

Optional items: extra reeds (3/4/7 dents/cm 8/10/18 dents/inch)

 
Loom

Price: $1923

SX60 4H - 4 Harness Built-in

Available with Spring System 4 harnesses and 6 pedals built-in.

Features:

  • Carefully designed lamms and tie-up cords enable you to change tie-up easily
  • Easily customizable into a two harness loom (A heddle roller should be purchased separately, as it is not included in the 4 harness built-in model)
  • Folds easily for storage and transport with warps and harnesses set up on the loom (available only with SX60 model)
  • Built-in bobbin winder and shelf
  • The built-in warp control pedal (SX60) or lever (SAORI 60) lets you advance the warp while seated

Loom dimensions:

See SAORI SX60

Included Accessories:

1 reed (5 dents/cm=12 dents/inch); 2 harnesses (incl. 400 wire heddles); 1 boat shuttle (medium size); 15 bobbins; 1bobbin winder (built-in); 1 warp control lever (built-in); 1 reed hook; 1 heddle hook; 2 tying rod with cords

* A ready-made warp, a heddle roller and 2 pedals, which are included in the 2 harness loom, are not included in the 4 harness built-in models.

* Spring System 4 harness attachment can be purchased separately, too, in order to customize your SAORI 60/SX60 loom.

* Counter balance 4 harness attachment for SAORI 60 and SX60 is also available.

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Warping and Threading Accessories

 
Warping and Threading

Price: $498

Warping Frame with Legs and optional Stand Attachment

  • Max. warp length: 13.5m = 14.7 yds
  • 2 height settings
  • 5 built in cone stands
  • Optional stand with 5 height settings lets the warping frame stand alone without a wall.
 
Warping and Threading

Price: $207

Warping Frame

Max. warp length: 13.5m = 14.7 yds. This frame does not come with legs or stand and must be hung on the a wall.

 
Cross Holder Cross Holder

Price: $63

Cross Holder

The Cross Holder holds the cross of the warp in place while you thread the reed. Attach holder to the reed face of SAORI 60 / SX60 looms.

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Other Accessories

 
Other Accessories

Price: $168

Extra Reeds

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8.5, 10 dents/cm
5, 7, 10, 12, 17, 21, 25 dents/inch

 
Other Accessories

Price: $189

Comb Reed

2 dents/cm
5 dents/inch

 
Other Accessories

Price: $88

Extra Harnesses

Includes 200 wire heddles
SAORI’s original wire heddles have larger holes

 
Other Accessories

Price: $5.10

Extra Tying Rod

Tie the end of the warp threads to the rod.
Two tying rods with cords come with a SAORI 60 / SX60 loom.

 
Other Accessories

Price: $16

Clipping Tying Rod

Invented by Kenzo Jo Clips the end of the warp threads without tying them Allows for speedy set-up of the warps

 
Other Accessories

Price: $6.90

Paper Pipe

Tie tying rod to paper pipe, slip paper pipe onto warp roller, tie warp threads to tying rod Allows for easy removal of work in progress from loom.

 
Other Accessories

Price: $2 each

Harness Cord Stoppers

Stoppers keep the harness cords in the right position by preventing the cords from rewinding around the heddle roller.

4 stoppers needed for one 2-harnesses-loom.

 
Other Accessories

Price: $40(s) $51(m) $79(xl)

Boat Shuttles

Left to Right:
S, M, Med-light weight, XL
Use these shuttles with appropriately sized bobbins.

 
Other Accessories

Price: $38

Boat Shuttle (No spindle)

This boat shuttle does not have a spindle in the slot. Insert the medium sized bobbins into the slot. Easy to handle. Recommended for use by children.

 
Other Accessories

Price: $25(xl) $17(l) $14(m) $11(s)

Shuttles

Size: XL, L, M, S

 
Other Accessories

Price: $8/pk

Bobbins for Boat Shuttles

  • Long bobbins for XL size shuttle - 10 pcs/pack
  • Medium bobbins with flanges for M size & Med-light weight shuttle - 6 pcs/pack
  • Short bobbins for S size shuttle - 20 pcs/pack
  • Medium bobbins for M size & Med-light weight shuttle - 15 pcs/pack
 
Other Accessories

Price: $8/pk

Bobbins with Flanges

The flange prevents the yarn from coming off at the edge of the bobbin. (Not usable with S size shuttle.)

 
Other Accessories

Price: $69

Not Currently Available

Weaving Comb

Beautifully crafted wood

 
Other Accessories

Price: $366

Inside Set

By purchasing an extra "Inside Set", you can remove your work from the loom while still in progress, and put another work in its place. This helps you to continue several works at the same time.

One extra "Inside Set" contains:

  • 2 harnesses (4 harnesses for a 4 harnesses loom)
  • 1 reed
  • 1 paper pipe
  • 1 tying rod with cords
  • 1 tying rod
 
Other Accessories

Price: $168

NEW! Fabric Cutter (Sakiori Cutter)

Cut multiple strips of fabric easily and quickly. The cutter comes with a 5mm blade cartridge. Optional cartridges with 3 different cutting widths are available Use a Sakiori shuttle to weave with the strips.

 
Other Accessories

Price: $104

NEW! Optional Blade Cartridges

4 cutting widths: (left to right) 4mm, 5mm, 8mm, 15mm

 
Other Accessories

Price: $58 (regular) $84 (l)

NEW! Sakiori Shuttle

Especially designed for Sakiori weaving. Easy to set 2 different Sakiori strips onto shuttle. Use SAORI Fabric Cutter to cut Sakiori strips.

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Threads and Yarns

 
Threads and Yarns

Price: Varies

30m x 100 threads cotton or wool: $67
30m x 150 threads cotton or wool: $74
30m x 200 threads cotton or wool: $81
30m x 250 threads cotton or wool: $88
30m x 300 threads cotton or wool: $95

Ready-Made Warp

Cotton or wool

  • Color: Black
  • Number of Threads: 50 threads, 100 threads, 150 threads, 200 threads, 250 threads, 300 threads
  • Warp Length: 6m / 6.5yds, 12m / 13yds, 20m / 22yds, 30m / 33yds
 

A:

Threads and Yarns

B:

Threads and Yarns

Price: $86/kg
Price: $265/18 color set

Fine Regular Cotton

Available in 36 colors
Available in 18 color set or cones.

Fine Regular Cotton Set A: Color No.1-18
Fine Regular Cotton Set B: Color No. 19-36

 
Threads and Yarns

Price: $86/kg
Price: $265/18 color set

Heavy Regular Cotton

Available in 18 colors
Available in 18 color set or cones.

 
Threads and Yarns

Price: $205/kg (9 colors/2 textures)
Price: $631/18 cone set

Regular Organic Cotton

100% organic cotton

Available in 9 colors: white, brown and green are natural colors; gray, beige, ivory, yellow, orange and pink are mud-dyed in Japan

Each color is available in 2 textures: straight and double-loop Good for warp, weft and all kinds of weaving Can be purchased as 18-cone set or by cone.

 

A:

Threads and Yarns

B:

Threads and Yarns

Price: $104/kg
Price: $281/18 color set

Regular Wool

Available in 36 colors
Available in 18 color set or cones.

Regular Wool A Set: Color No.1-18

Regular Wool B Set: Color No. 19-36

 
Threads and Yarns

Price: $713/kg
Price: $410/12 color set

Color Numbers and Names

1. White, 2. Beige, 3. Pearl Gray, 4. Silver Gray, 5. Iron Blue, 6. Ivory Black, 7. Charcoal Gray, 8. Coffee Brown, 9. Lamp Black, 10. Prussian Blue, 11. Midnight, 12. Black, 13. Purple, 14.Lavender, 15. Baby Pink, 16. Pink, 17. Rose Pink, 18. Mauve, 19. Magenta, 20. Tomato, 21. Red, 22. Bordeaux, 23. Wine Red, 24. Violet, 25. Grass Green, 6. Moss Green, 27. Ever Green, 28. Olive, 29. Marine Blue, 30. Navy, 31. Pansy, 32. Sapphire, 33. Peacock, 34. Cyan, 35. Sky Blue, 36. Baby Blue, 37. Apple Green, 38. Blond, 39. Marigold, 40. Orange 41. Pumpkin, 42. Terracotta, 43. Carrot, 4. Cocoa, 45. Buff, 46. Sepia, 47. Topaz, 48. Cork

Regular Cashmere

2/20, 100% Cashmere
Available in 48 colors

Available in 12-cone Regular sets A, B, C, D (100g/3.5 oz per cone) or by cone (100g/3.5 oz per cone)

 
Threads and Yarns

Price: $205/kg
Price: $559/18 color set

Regular Tussah Silk

2/8, 100% Tussah silk,
160g/5.6 oz per cone
Available in 18 colors
Good for warp, weft and all kinds of weaving
Can be purchased as 18-colour set or by cone.

 
Threads and Yarns

Price: $86/kg
Price: $265/18 color set

Regular Jute

2/7, 100% Jute,
200g/7 oz per cone
Available in 18 colors
Good for warp and weft, weaving tapestries, rugs and bags
Can be purchased as 18-colour set or by cone.

 
Threads and Yarns

Price: $86/kg

Unusual Yarns

Other textured and multi-colored weaving threads/yarns are available.

Assortments made daily of non-regular threads/yarns in stock.

Indicate preferences in total weight, material, color and texture.

1 kg

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Books

 
Books

Price: $56

NEW! "SAORI - Self-Innovation through Free Weaving" by Misao Jo & Kenzo Jo

The new book in English for learning SAORI Weaving, including its philosophy, weaving and warping techniques, and patterns for making SAORI clothes. The bible for all the SAORI Weavers.

 
Books

Price: $26

NEW! "Beginners' SAORI Clothing Design" English Version by SAORINOMORI

This book contains clothing designs which are very easy to make even for beginners. This book contains 12 kinds of clothing that you can make only with straight line stitch and three kinds of seams. It explains each design with step by step drawing instructions along with beautiful photos of the examples. 62 pages. 62 pages.

 
Books

Price: $18

NEW! "Beginners' SAORI Clothing Design" Japanese Version by SAORINOMORI

This book contains clothing designs which are very easy to make even for beginners. This book contains 12 kinds of clothing that you can make only with straight line stitch and three kinds of seams. It explains each design with step by step drawing instructions along with beautiful photos of the examples. 62 pages.

 
Books

Price: $34

NEW! "Intermediate SAORI Clothing Design" (Japanese edition) by SAORINOMORI

This book contains 9 articles of clothing that you can make with 7 kinds of seams. You can make bottoms such as skirt and pants with this book. It explains each design with step by step drawing instructions along with beautiful photos of the examples. 94 pages.

 
Books

Price: $42

NEW! "SAORI Fuku no Katachi ni Suru" (Japanese only) by Saori Hiroba

Pattern book for making SAORI clothes with step by step drawing instructions and full-colour photos.

 
Books

Price: $75

NEW! "Graphic Sakiori"

Beautiful photos of Sakiori (cloth strip) weaving in both traditional and SAORI styles. Text in Japanese

SOLD OUT

 
Books

Price: $42

"SAORI Accessories Idea book" "Totteoki no Zakka tachi”
(Japanese only)

This is a 96 page book of ideas for accessories made with SAORI handwoven fabric: bags, purses, stuffed animals, jewelry, hats, slippers and more.

 
Books

Price: $42

"SAORI - Shitate-no-hon" (Japanese only) by SAORI Leaders' Committee

An original and simple pattern book for making SAORI clothes.

 
Books

Price: $40

"Kyomo Jiyuni Oru" (Japanese only) - edited by Tatsuya Jo

A new book about SAORI weaving, I weave freely today, as always, is edited by Tatsuya Jo, grandson of SAORI founder, Misao Jo.

Written in Japanese, it contains beautiful photos, and visually explains basic techniques such as warping, threading, and weaving.

The book describes a creative and relaxing lifestyle in which people enjoy SAORI weaving in their daily life.

Tatsuya Jo, the son of Kenzo Jo, teaches SAORI weaving at his own studio "Jota" in Tokyo, Japan.

 
Books

Price: $23

"SAORI: Misao Jo’s Dream, Our Inspiration" (Japanese with English subtitles)

32 minutes

Featuring interviews with Misao Jo, excerpts from her inspirational talks, archival footage and photographs, this DVD presents Misao's philosophy for SAORI.

Copyright SAORI hiroba (n.p.o.) and Loop of the Loom Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2014

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Prices of all other products include surface mail shipping costs from Japan only. Expedited shipping from Japan and all shipping from Saori Berkeley studio are extra.

All prices exclusive of state and local taxes (where applicable).

Authorized SAORI Sales Representative.

More loom and accessories options are available. Contact weave@saoriberkeley.com for details.

Catalogue photos and information courtesy of Sakaiseikisangyo Co. Ltd., (SAORI No Mori), Osaka, Japan www.sakaiseiki.com