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SAORI and Bengala Dye Brings Everyone SMILES!

CONTACT: 952-393-7985/chiakiobrien@gmail.com
SAORI and Bengala Dye distributor in the U.S.

Thank you for those who took a Bengala Dye class, SAORI Weaving classes and stopped by at our booth at the Shepherd’s Harvest this weekend! Hope to see you again next year or somewhere.”

Are you interested in textiles? Do you want to go to Japan?
I’m taking a small group of people in Osaka, Kyoto and Okayama from Oct.14-24. It’s a Textile Tour. Please contact me if you are interested in. We need a few more people!!(As of May 14, 2017)

Chiaki was on MNOriginal(tpt Twin Cities) on Feb. 19(Sun) 

Chiaki O’Brien | Saori Weaver

“When she emigrated from Japan, Chiaki O’Brien brought her skills in Saori weaving with her to Minnesota. Since moving to the US in 2004 Chiaki has shared this unique form of weaving with hundreds of people, which has allowed her to create many connections in her new home.”

Sun Sailor article (spring in 2016) from the Blake School Residency at High Croft Campus local paper in Wayzata, MN.

ItajimeSAORI and Bengala Dye classes off-sites schedule 2017

May 1-22(Mondays) SAORI Workshop for Older Adults @9 Mile Creek
May 2-30 (Tuesdays) SAORI classes @JCC in St. Paul
May 6(Sat) Bengala Dye Shibori workshop @ the Weavers Guild of MN
May 12-14 Shepherd’s Harvest (MN’s Sheep and Wool Festival)
May 19 & 20 (Fri & Sat) 10-4pm Try It! SAORI Weaving @ the Weavers Guild of MN
June 16-17 SAORI workshops @Midwest Weavers Conference in Indianapolis, IN
July 15(Sat) SAORI @ Weavers Guild of MN (scroll down to find it)
July 22 and Aug. 26 (Saturdays) SAORI @ Arboretum (July 22 is full)
August 16-18(Wed-Fri) Michigan Fiber Festival
ugust 22(Tues) 2 Bengala Dye classes @White Bear Center for the Arts
August 30(Thurs) Bengala Dye class 6-8pm @ Wescott Library in Eagan
Sept. 8-10 2 SAORI classes and 2 Bengala Dye classes @Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival
Sept. 15-17 SAORI workshop @Yarn winders fiber arts group in Marquette,  Michigan
Sept. 23-24 SAORI and Bengala Dye classes at North County Fiber Fair, SD
A 5 minute film about six ladies I work with through SAORI Weaving.

We received a honorable mention from ReelAbilities:Minneapolis-St. Paul Disabilities Film Festival.

Studio FUN Offers:

    • Regular classes
    • Intensive courses
    • Birthday parties (Yes! There is a place to do fun Birthday parties in Carver County! Weaving party or Bengala party?)
    • Summer Camps / Seasonal events
    • Off-site workshops / demonstrations
    • Drop-in lessons (Trial)
    • SAORI instructor training
    • Artists in Residency (We are one of the teaching artists for VSA Minnesota for SAORI)
    • We are the SAORI authorized dealer for SAORI looms, books, and equipment.

    Call and reserve a studio right now. 952-393-7985

    SAORI Free-Style Weaving Studio “FUN” is an authorized SAORI looms and accessories dealer of SAKAI Seiki Sangyo Co. Ltd. Osaka, Japan.