Denise Prince | Fiber Artist
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 11:00 - 5:00
Award-winning jewelry designer Denise Prince’s lifelong interest in fiber arts took her on a journey through many of the handicrafts of the genre. When she found SAORI weaving she knew she had found her way home.
Denise studied SAORI Weaving in Minnesota with her mentor and teacher Chiaki O’Brien for over two years before moving to Georgia and opening her own Registered SAORI studio. Since then Denise has traveled to Japan twice to study with Kenzo Jo, the developer and manufacturer of the SAORI looms, and his teachers at SAORInoMori. During her first trip in 2013 she passed levels 3, 2, and A from the Saori Hand Weavers Testing Association. She is currently working towards level 1 and looking forward to her third trip to Japan.
Her journey with SAORI Weaving has brought her a new outlook on life and art. In her home studio in Tyrone, GA, Denise teaches weaving, holds fiber related workshops, and hosts SAORI-kai—a time for sharing your SAORI journey with other SAORI travelers. The studio also hosts the local spinners group each month.
242 Kirkley Road
During the tour
During the tour guests will find handwoven items to adorn both their body (scarves, shawls, and a variety of vests and other finished garments) and their home (pillows, wall art etc). In addition they will find hand knit items; silk scarves that are hand dyed; handmade purses and small bags; items with personally digitized and machine embroidered designs. We anticipate having a loom or two for guests to sit and weave and a variety of "table talks" about how specific items are made. In addition, the local spinning group will be at the studio on Sunday of the tour demonstrating spinning and answering questions.