Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

Bengala's Itajime Shibori & Tsutsugaki Dye Workshop

Learn 3 techniques in one day!
Join the fascinating sustainable dye workshop. You'll learn how to dye fabric with Bengala using a Japanese Itajime-shibori technique and a Tsutsugaki-zome technique.

One of a Japanese traditional dye technique, Tsutsugaki dye is a new class at Loop of the Loom. It's a color resist-dye method using a paste. We will start hand-drawing with the paste over a tenugui cloth, then color with a brush. The paste will be dried during the afternoon workshop. We will dye the Tsutsugaki pasted cloth in the end of the workshop.

Itajime-shibori technique make an amazing design even you are a beginner. After a short lecture and demo of sustainable dye method, you will make your own patterned tenugui cloth with a step by step instructions. A bonus project is your choice of a wool scarf, a cotton pillowcase, or tablecloth. Make a handmade gift for coming holidays. Hurry to register! Space is limited.

Fee: $160
includes 12 Bengala dye colors, Indigo dye, 2 pre-fixed tenugui cloths, and a wool scarf.
Additional materials will be available for sale at the workshop.

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Workshop Cancellation Policy :  if you cancel...,

  • 48 hours prior : fully refundable or credit toward to other class & services
  • 1 day advance : 50% credit toward to other class & services
  • No show at venue : Non refundable
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Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Nuno Felting Workshop

"Nuno" is a contemporary felting technique named after the Japanese word for cloth. The process bonds loose wool fibers to silk chiffon, creating a lightweight felt. You will create a beautiful, airy, one-of-a-kind scarf!

Making a felted scarf is hard work but it's worth to do. Let's make together with other fiber lovers! Every time this workshop fills quickly. If you missed the past workshops, please sign in now!

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Fee: $100
includes the materials: silk chiffon fabric 72"x18.5", merino fleece, silk fibers

Some physical work is required.

*Max enrollment reached. Please contact for wait list.

 

Workshop Cancellation Policy :  if you cancel...,

  • 48 hours prior : fully refundable or credit toward to other class & services
  • 1 day advance : 50% credit toward to other class & services
  • No show at venue : Non refundable

 

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Aug
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Bengala & Indigo Dye Itajime-Shibori Workshop

Join the fascinating sustainable dye workshop! The informative lecture about Bengala will be accompanied by a demonstration.  In this class, you'll learn how to dye fabric with Bengala and make your own patterned fabric, using Japanese wooden panels for Itajime-shibori.

We supply 12 colors of Bengala plus Aijozome-Indigo color in the workshop. You'll design your own fabric! 

 

Fee: $100
includes Bengala dye colors, indigo dye, a pre-fixed tenugui cloth, and a larger cotton fabric.
Optional to purchase: We offer various materials from silk scarves to hand-spun organic cotton shawls to dye at the same time to take home. 

Workshop Cancellation Policy :  if you cancel...,

  • 48 hours prior : fully refundable or credit toward to other class & services
  • 1 day advance : 50% credit toward to other class & services
  • No show at venue : Non refundable
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Aug
6
11:00am11:00am

Optional Bengala Workshop Tsutsugaki Dye

Come early for the main workshop and learn an extra technique!
We introduce a Japanese traditional dye technique called "Tsutsugaki" dye
which is a new class at Loop of the Loom.
It is a color-resisting dye method using a natural paste. It takes about
the cloth while you take a lunch break and afternoon workshop*. You can dye
over your color-resting paste during the Bengala workshop.

 

Come early and learn another new technique! on the Same Day.
We introduce a Japanese traditional dye technique called "Tsutsugaki" dye which is a new class at Loop of the Loom.
It's a color resist dye method using a natural paste. This class starts at 11:00 am. It takes about one-hour for drawing with the paste over a tenugui cloth. Dry the paste on the cloth while you take a lunch break and afternoon workshop. You can dye the cloth in the Bengala workshop.

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Mar
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

New York SAORI-kai

Welcome to the New York SAORI-kai. ('kai' means a club or gathering in Japanese.)
We gather every other month at Loop of the Loom to reveal our SAORI works.
Go to Facebook and search "New York SAORI-kai" where you can see many SAORI works.

SAORI-kai was started in January, 2008 by students of Loop of the Loom who urged me to set up a New York gathering for anyone interested in SAORI. No experienced necessary.

The aim of this meeting is comprehended in these SAORI slogans. 

  1. Consider the differences between people and machines.
  2. Let’s adventure beyond our imaginations.
  3. Let’s look out through eyes that shine.
  4. Let’s learn from everyone in the group.


We try to follow these four SAORI slogans because to free ourselves from conventional ways of weaving is sometimes very challenging for us. Bring your work. Don't worry if you only have a small piece. Show us, wear it and tell the story about it. Ask questions. Share your ideas. Improve your skills! 

We welcome the inexperienced and the beginner. See you at the New York SAORI-kai!

Fee:  $10 

RSVP: contact@loopoftheloom.com

 

To be announced... 

 

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Aug
30
to Sep 1

3-Day Summer Workshop: WEAVE & SEW

Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Insulated Lunch Bag with Woven Fabric

Day 1:  Learn warping and threading to prepare their own looms for the project.

Day 2:  Weave the fabric to make a bag. It'll be a fun day for the children!

Day 3:  Learn how to cut the woven fabric and construct the bag using a sewing machine. Children will be ready for back to school with their creation!

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Aug
23
to Aug 25

3-Day Summer Workshop: NATURAL ECO DYE

Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Natural Dyeing with Flowers and Bengala

Day 1:  Flower Eco-Dye
Fresh cut flowers and fruits from our garden provide children with wonderful stimulation. It's fun to dye with the beautiful colors and aromas. It'll be an unforgettable experience!   

Day 2:  Bengala Stencil Dye Bag
The popular Bengala dye is back for children! Bengala is a safe and sustainable dye material made from minerals found in soil. Design on a canvas tote bag using our many stencil patterns.

Day 3:  Bengala Dye on Scarf
It's fun time! Bengala is safe and not messy. Perfect for children to dye a scarf and a tea cloth, using multiple colors and learning the Japanese shibori technique.

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Aug
16
to Aug 18

3-Day Summer Workshop: SURFACE DESIGN

Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Printmaking on Bags and Clothing

Day 1:  Enjoy cool surface designs and patterns made from geometric shapes with potatoes, dish sponges and rubber sheet. Then stamp their own custom patterns on a vinyl sheet using acrylic paint.

Day 2 & 3: Cut the vinyl and sew the pieces into a summer bag. Children can make a matching pouch or print on a T-shirt, as time permits. (We provide an organic cotton T-shirt.)

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Jul
26
to Jul 28

3-Day Summer Workshop: NATURAL ECO DYE

Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Natural Dyeing with Flowers and Bengala

Day 1:  Flower Eco-Dye
Fresh cut flowers and fruits from our garden provide children with wonderful stimulation. It's fun to dye with the beautiful colors and aromas. It'll be an unforgettable experience!   

Day 2:  Bengala Stencil Dye Bag
The popular Bengala dye is back for children! Bengala is a safe and sustainable dye material made from minerals found in soil. Design on a canvas tote bag using our many stencil patterns.

Day 3:  Bengala Dye on Scarf
It's fun time! Bengala is safe and not messy. Perfect for children to dye a scarf and a tea cloth, using multiple colors and learning the Japanese shibori technique.

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Jul
12
to Jul 14

3-Day Summer Workshop: SURFACE DESIGN

print pattern.jpg

Loop of the Loom has designed projects for 3-day intensive workshops to master handcrafting skills! Based on SAORI philosophy which encourages freedom of expression, we teach children how to use tools and help them create projects that brings out their own ideas and abilities.

10:00am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Ages 8-14 (Adults can register if space is available.)
Fee: $180 incl. all materials
Discounts are available for siblings and multiple workshops.


Printmaking on Bags and Clothing

Day 1:  Enjoy cool surface designs and patterns made from geometric shapes with potatoes, dish sponges and rubber sheet. Then stamp their own custom patterns on a vinyl sheet using acrylic paint.

Day 2 & 3: Cut the vinyl and sew the pieces into a summer bag. Children can make a matching pouch or print on a T-shirt, as time permits. (We provide an organic cotton T-shirt.)

 

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Jul
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Bengala & Indigo Dye Workshop in Berkeley

Loop of the Loom will bring a Bengala Workshop to Norther California this summer! This special workshop is hosted by SAORI Berkeley.

Fee:
$60 (includes one pre-fixed Japanese tenugui cloth, pre-fixer)

Materials Cost:
Bengala dyes --- Your choice from 12 colors, $10/65ml
Indigo dye (optional) --- $24/100ml
Any yarns from SAORI Berkeley (optional) --- $3/oz
Cotton scarf (optional) --- $20

Workshop Description:

Short talk about Bengala dyeing by Yukako SatoneDemonstration of Itajime-shibori (color resist dyeing)
Dye together using Itajime-shibori technique with the tenugui cloth.

ork on the individual dyeing project with other fabrics, roving, skeins and/or warps.

Other Details:

Please bring: several flat bottom bowls; several old towels; apron; rubber/latex gloves; jars to take leftover dyes home.
engala products are for sale at the workshop

Reservation:
$30 deposit by June 25th (payable to Lynn Harris)

Contact:
SAORI Berkeley at
 weave@saoriberkeley.com or (510) 527-5909.
1732 Beverly Place, Berkeley, CA

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Oct
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Bengala & Shibori Dye Workshop

Admission:  $40

* Additional dye cost: $15 per 100 gram of material.

* Call for reservation or constant@loopoftheloom.com


Silk scarf ($14), Cotton scarf ($14-), Tote bag ($12-) Organic cotton baby blanket ($50), T-shirt and more.
 

Read more about Bengala Dye  on our website.

Bengala dyeing is a perfect craft activity in summer. Dry the dyed fabric under the sun. You can wear it in no time. It will block the UV rays with the same minerals found in physical sunscreen when you wrap your body with a scarf or cover over a baby's body.

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Sep
27
12:00pm12:00pm

Mindfulness Zen Weaving Circle

Make a circle of weaving with new and experienced SAORI weavers.
This is a special setting for 3-hour Zen Weaving session. Focus in a calm and mindful way, and play with colors.

We will have a tea time to share our SAORI experiences during the session.

* Materials are included. 
* Japanese tea and snack will be served.

Loop of the Loom is the only SAORI hand-weaving studio which introduces the award winning SAORI method as a mindful zen weaving™. The simple way of weaving leads your mind to the state of emptiness easily without practice. By focusing on your pleasure moment with color and rhythm, you can express your true self.
SAORI is a ZEN art of weaving from Japan that is dedicated to free expression and self-development.

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