Erna Janine runs the Freeweaver Studio at Craft Central, London’s first Saori Studio. She has been involved with natural textiles for over 20 years.
She studied hand spinning with animal and plant fibres, botanical dyes and Viking age textile construiction: warp weighted looms, tablet weaving, nalbinding etc. at the Icelandic College for traditional handcrafts in Reyjavik.
For the last four years she has been visiting Japan regularly to study Saori freeweaving, a technique that celebrates creativity, freedom of expression and the unique hand of the weaver.