about the artist
time and energy,
as an act of devotion
to spirit, and to life.
Sachi is a weaver, thread maker, natural dyer, and thoughtful thinker. She loves working with the tactile nature of fibre. Her particular area of interest is in the quiet and precise beauty of making kami-ito (paper thread) and fine shifu (paper cloth).
During her undergrad at the Alberta University of the Arts, Sachi started weaving with printed paper as a way to imbed text, literally, into cloth. After having woven a portrait of her Obaachan, Sachi fell in love with weaving paper and it never stopped being a source of material pleasure and intrigue. It wasn’t until years later that she discovered the Japanese practice of creating paper thread and weaving it into cloth. This connected her to a part of her heritage in an unexpected way, and sparked a desire for deeper understanding. Since then, Sachi has been steadily practicing this method of creating with the help of many generous hands and minds. She deeply enjoys the slow process which has somehow always felt innate to her hands and material sensitivity.
She lives on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations*, commonly referred to as Vancouver, BC.
*In recognition and gratitude for the people that cared for this land - to remember and learn about an unjust past/present in order to make a more inclusive future for everyone
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