‘A’ Wing
Tie & Dye Workshop

4th March 2020
Flamboyant, Cuffe Parade

It was a Holi celebration, with different kind of colours.

‘A’-Wing members, attired in colorful outfits, gathered at Flamboyant. The restaurant had covered its wooden tabletops with protective plastic sheets.

Asha Dalvi Vasudevan of Artopia, specializes in the Japanese Shibori Tie & Dye style. The colors are usually indigo and deep blues. But being Holi, reds and yellows were used as dyes.

Each member got a kit with a white tasseled scarf, plastic apron, gloves and string. We folded the scarf length wise with 4 pleats. Then made triangular ‘samosa pattis’ with that. This was then bound tightly with the string. Two bowls of red and yellow fabric colour were used for dipping the scarf, so two beautiful shades were created. Finally, the scarf was dipped into the colour fastener and squeezed out. Members wrapped their individual creations in their aprons to take home to dry.

Flamboyant served a lovely buffet lunch for the 100 plus gathering. From the live chaat counter of pani puri, dahi bhalla, palak chaat, members moved on to the Chinese bhel and salads on offer. Crisp hot kulchas and channa competed with burnt garlic rice and stir-fried vegetables along with Manchurian noodles, momos and much more.

A gastronomic spread indeed!
Desserts were hot gulab jamuns, honey noodles and brownies all served with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.

On the way out, everyone stopped at the bulls-eye jar, to pop in one of the black and white stripped balls, a nostalgic reminder of our school days.

The scarves when dried had a beautiful red & yellow floral pattern on the inside with a lovely design on the edges. A proud reminder of our creativity.

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