Victoria Picon of LoomTime create Saori hand woven pieces of clothe. SAORI was founded in Japan in 1969 by Misao Jo. The "SA"of SAORI is the first syllable of the word "SAI". SAI is found in Zen vocabulary. It means everything has its own individual dignity. And the "ORI" of SAORI means weaving. In SAORI weaving everyone is welcome to express freely.
The story of LoomTime starts in September 2009, when Victoria Picon visited the only Saori studio in New York City. There she met her mentor Yukako Satone, who trained her to become a certified weaver. As of September, Victoria is now part of the Saori Leaders' Committee, based in Japan. With her loom she has traveled from New York to Chile, before landing in Nottingham, England. Once settled down, she began to shape her Saori project LoomTime. Many things inspired this name, but specially the idea that by sitting in front of the loom, time stops and you enter a different dimension, wonderful, peaceful, happy and honest, where your individuality emerges naturally and you can appreciate its unrepeatable uniqueness. This was what largely inspired the name LoomTime.
Each of the pieces are created under the philosophy of "beauty with lack of intention". The colours come out strongly; the weft runs off the warp without shame to give shape to a fun and particular texture, which reminds us that is been hand-woven. Each individual piece has its own character. Why not wear unique pieces that remind us how special we are?
All materials are carefully selected and brought from all over the world to keep the highest standards of quality. Wool, silk, cotton, and other unusual materials like bamboo and banana fiber are the protagonists of a happy weaving. 100% natural.