For only 3000 yen you are led upstairs and asked to pick from a selection of fabrics. I chose a scarf, but others chose a t-shirt or a rectangle of fabric to frame. You are then given five colors of dye: red, blue, yellow, purple, black and a sheet reminding you which colors to mix to create other colors. The instructor demonstrated how to wrap your fabric over fossilized coral and use sponges to spread the dye over the fabric on order to transfer the coral pattern. We were given unlimited time and multiple tables filled with coral specimens and stamps to choose from. We spent over an hour perfecting our masterpieces that we were excited to take home and show off. If you are interested, you can check out their website at http://www.shuri-ryusen.com/en/exp.html.
|Sally concentrating on her design.|
|You have to use the lightest dye first.|
|Touring the tiny factory.|
|Professional Okinawa tie-dye. So pretty!|
|Smiles with our finished products!|
|Close-up of my scarf at home with my shisa shakers.|