August 22nd, 2014 / posted by paularath

CHAI Bulletin Board DIY

I’m giving you plenty of notice about this upcoming workshop because CHAI Studio‘s last workshop was so popular that they filled up two sessions and had a long wait list for the third. Besides, this sounds like so much fun that I didn’t want you to miss out on it if you can make it.

At this workshop you will learn to use up-cycled textiles, recycled frames and other reclaimed items to make a D.I.Y. bulletin board.

Sunday, September 14

Two sessions: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 4 p.m.

Location: CHAI Studio in Ward Warehouse, at the Diamond Head End, across from Menchie’s and Executive Chef.

Cost: $20 (All materials will be provided. You will go home with a 20 x 20″ bulletin board.)

In addition, participants will receive 20 percent off any product created with CHAI’s Kantha textiles, such as blankets, pillows and clothing.

Reservations are required. And, trust me, CHAI’s workshops sell out fast. Reserve by calling, visiting the store or emailing. For more information, call 536-4543 or visit

Not familiar with Kantha? In Sanskrit, Kantha means “rags.”

Kantha is composed of vintage cotton saris, mellowed from years of wash and wear. They get a new life when hand-stitched together to create unique combinations and a layered, quilted effect. One might compare Kantha to the boro of Japan, which are also vintage garments, and sometimes rags, patched and stitched together.

– Paula Rath

CHAI Bulletin Board 2

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