The Camp and Create series will host Mihoko Wakabayashi as Artist in Residence, teaching Saori weaving and traditional Japanese arts, Sunday through Saturday, Aug. 16 through 22, at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Route 1.

Japanese native Wakabayashi has been working on Saori weaving for nearly 20 years. Saori is an improvisational style of weaving that has been called a moving meditation — there are no mistakes, and anyone can weave on ready-made warp. Wakabayashi’s Saori studio in Worcester, Mass., is the first official studio in this country and she has been teaching all ages and variety of abilities since 2000.

Wakabayashi will share a Japanese art everyday including Saori weaving, Japanese paper dyeing and origami. These arts are suitable for all ages, children to elderly. They are simple, but beautiful and interesting; participants will make something that they can take home with them.

Camp & Create drop-in sessions are open to the public and are sponsored by Fiber College of Maine. For more information, visit or call 548-6059.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or