Buy Recording : ONLINE SOOF EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP WITH DAYA BEN (WITH MATERIALS)


Beginner Friendly

ONLINE SOOF EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP WITH DAYA BEN

 This workshop is now over and you can buy recordings

This was a two hour class for beginners and was conducted over Zoom and was taught by National Award winning artist Daya Ben  - adults or children above 8 years can join.

The pattern we will be attempting to teach is the one shown in the image here which will be taught on the spare cloth that is being sent and in your own time you can attempt to do it on the stole that will be sent as well. 

Materials that will be sent by us:

  • Cotton stole (approx. 190 cm by 75 cm)
  • Spare cloth on which we will practice the pattern
  • Thread (3 colours, 1 each)
  • Needle - 2

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Artist


Daya Ben

Our Soof artist Dayaben Bi Dohat is a National award winning artist from village Tharad Shivner Society in Gujarat. She learned Soof embroidery from her mother when she was 10 years old. Soof work is done from the back of the cloth and it does not have any print or any drawing and the artists count each and every thread during the embroidery process. Earlier they used to do this for their own homes only. Daya ben tells us that this art of Soof has come from Pakistan and so has her family in 1971. Their art is over 400-500 years old and is also called Sindhi Kadhaai and used to be given as dowry for daughters weddings but now for the last 50 years their art is also sold in many markets like Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Puna in India and also internationally in countries like Bangkok. She has also travelled internationally to England, France, Srilanka to promote Soof art and has also conducted many workshops in design schools like Nift and also taught many other artisans (more than 300). 

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Masterclasses are complete pre-recorded courses of 7-8 parts that have been researched and recorded by us at the Master artists homes. LIVE workshops happen in real time over zoom along with the Master Artist and a small group. Live workshops have different levels. We only have a few Masterclasses right now - Lippan art from Kutch and Pichwai art from Nathdwara, Rajasthan and are producing and adding more every month. While we cover more than 60 heritage art and craft forms in our live workshops already.

You could attend a beginner friendly live workshop (or even a masterclass if its Lippan or Pichwai you are interested in) and then join the foundations or advanced LIVE workshops. The different levels for the LIVE workshops are- Beginner, Foundations and Advancedyour store.

Materials are not included in the masterclasses but you can order from our list of authentic art kits and materials in addition to the masterclass. For the live workshops, materials are included in some of the live workshops as part of the workshop and it would be mentioned in the workshop description.

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