21st August: LIVE ONLINE KASHIDAKARI EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP WITH SAMJHAU DEVI (WITH MATERIALS)
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ONLINE KASHIDAKARI EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP WITH SAMJHAU DEVI
DATE: 21st August, Saturday
Time: 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM IST
This will be a two hour class for beginners and will be conducted over Zoom and will be taught by National Award winning artist Samjhau Devi - adults or children above 12 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 cushion that will be sent as well.
Materials that will be sent by us:
- Cotton cloth blue(approx. 18 inch by 18 inch)
- Ankar Thread ( Pink, Yellow, Green & Red) - 1 peice each
- Round Mirrors
- Needles (no 10)- 4 pieces
- Tracing Paper
About the artist: Our Kashidakari artist Samjhau Devi is an award winning artist from Barmer, Rajasthan that has a legacy of Kashidakari for generations. She belongs to Chohtan Tehsil of Barmer, Rajasthan. She learnt this craft from her mother and has been perfecting her craft for over 20 years. She has won the District level prize in 2015 and has also trained thousands of women in the village on behalf of an NGO.
About the art: Kashidakari is the Persian name for needlework. Derived from this name, the Kashida, also known as Kasida, is one of the oldest forms of embroidery that originated in the Jammu and Kashmir region. Kashida work created by using thick, coloured threads and beads to create different attractive patterns. Most kashida motifs inspired by nature, such as vines, birds, leaves and flowers and is one of the defining aspects of this art form. Inspired by this kind of embroidery on textiles, each state or region across Pan India added their flair and distinctive stitch form to this artwork. One of these forms was embroidery on leather footwear, known as the Jutis. Rajasthan, in particular, was a hub where the making of these exquisite shoes first originated.
We hope you can join us to support the arts and artists.
Terms and Conditions:
- We will be sending a calendar invite and email invite with zoom link to join 2 days before the workshop once we receive payment (please don't select the option for COD).
- The workshops are attended by beginners as well as others who may already be acquainted with art hence, we will keep a pace that everyone is comfortable with.
- We will share a recording of the workshop after the workshop, so even if you miss anything please don't worry as you can still follow again from the recording.
- The artists mostly speak in Hindi, Memeraki team will be moderating and translating.
- Workshop will be conducted over Zoom. If you don't already use Zoom, please download the zoom app on your phone or laptop (easier to sit on a desk with a laptop or with the phone on a stand so you can see the artist paint and follow at the same time and so that the artist can also see you painting. Please sit in a well-lit place)
- Please test audio and video on zoom. Please stay on mute during the workshop so that everyone can hear the artist, please unmute anytime you wish to ask a question. We may also request you to switch off video at some points as the locations where the artists are sometimes don’t have good bandwidth (we have tested and it works fine usually)
- Please also join our Facebook group to keep in touch with us and other participants https://www.facebook.com/groups/1632293370227782.
- Class is not transferable to another person - please do not share the zoom class link with others once you have registered and please join with the registered email address