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Bengala Dye Workshops on Salt Spring Island

I was so happy to have Dan & Chiaki O’Brien from SAORI Studio FUN in Minnesota come to give some Bengala Dye workshops. Since I last saw them in 2008 at their studio, we wanted to have them visit Salt Spring Island. It finally happened!

And what FABULOUS workshops! So much fun and laughter, experimentation and play. And gorgeous colours that are so easy to use and very eco-friendly.

Dan & Chiaki - Bengala Dye workshop outdoors at SAORI Salt Spring

Dan & Chiaki – Bengala Dye workshop outdoors at SAORI Salt Spring

Wetting and pre-fixing the cloth.

Wetting and pre-fixing the cloth.

Hands in bowls, eco-friendly dyes

Hands in bowls, eco-friendly dyes

Firebird shawl

Firebird shawl

This will be made into a t-shirt or skirt with her aunt.

This will be made into a t-shirt or skirt with her aunt.

Chopstick pattern

Chopstick pattern

T-shirt design

T-shirt design

Skeins of yarn

Skeins of yarn

Three t-shirts dyed

Three t-shirts dyed

Beautiful shawl

Beautiful shawl

Lotus root clamp - and lots of laughter

Lotus root clamp – and lots of laughter

So many photos – hope they give you an idea of the workshops!

Thank you so much Dan & Chiaki – we were all so inspired!

Happy Weaving (and dyeing!)
Terri

Thank you also to Roly Poly Rice Balls and the Rawsome Cafe for wonderful food for our lunch!

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

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