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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.

Would you like to try SAORI Weaving/Bengala Dyeing?
Please call or e-mail me for scheduling. I do off-sites (depends on the area), too!

NEWS!!
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
June 16-17 SAORI workshops @Midwest Weavers Conference in Indianapolis, IN
July 15(Sat) SAORI @ Weavers Guild of MN (scroll down to find it)—FULL
July 18(Tue) SAORI Weaving for Youth @St. Louis Park Library—FULL
July 28(Fri) SAORI @Weavers Guild of MN
July 22 and Aug. 26 (Saturdays) SAORI @ Arboretum (July 22 is full)
August 6(Sun)10-noon Intro to SAORI @Great Makers Exchange @American Swedish Institute
August 16-18(Wed-Fri) Michigan Fiber Festival
August 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. 23-24 SAORI and Bengala Dye classes at North County Fiber Fair, SD
Oct.14-24 Textile Tour in Japan (Osaka, Kyoto and Okayama) —FULL
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SHORT FILM “SIX LADIES WEAVING” 
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.

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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.