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Studio FUN is one of two Bengala Dye distributors to introduce this dye
line and process in the U.S. as well as offering hands-on dyeing workshops,
classes and parties.
Bengala Dye Introduction classes at
Shepherd’s Harvest on May 17 (Sat) 9-12 (Minnesota)
Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in September
North Country Fiber Fair in September in South Dakota
Reserve Studio FUN for you and your group to enjoy Bengala Dye! 952-393-7985
• Bengala Dye originally gets its name from the Bengal area in India.
• The ingredient is soil (iron oxide) and it returns to soil. It is a material that follows a natural cycle of circulation.
• Bengala dyeing has a long history in places such as Japan, Australia, Africa, and around the world.
For example, it was used for murals in ancient times. You still can see the bright colors on murals in the caves at Lascaux (France) and Altamira (Spain) and it has been 1700 years since they were drawn. Bengala colors are close to human beings and the colors of mother earth.
• In Japan, historically Bengala dyes were used on wood to protect it: from the ultra-violate rays (the sun), against insect infestation, and to preserve the wood against the elements.
• The company, Kosyokunobi developed the fabric dye after working for many years as a Bengala wood stain manufacturer. This is the only company that produces Bengala dye, and it has created 23 colors of Bengala fabric dyes.
About Your Instructors
• Dan and Chiaki O’Brien at Studio FUN are not only Bengala distributors, but also instructors.
• Chiaki received a Jerome Foundation Fiber Art Grant from the Textile Center of Minnesota in the end of 2012,
and received Bengala Training from her mentor at Kosyokunobi, in Japan in January, 2013.
• In addition, she went to NYC in October, 2012 to receive training from Mr. Obuchi of Kosyokunobi.