Buy Recording: ONLINE APPLIQUE WORKSHOP with KARTIK (With Materials)

Beginner Friendly Materials Included


This workshop is now over and you can buy the recording.

The workshop was one class over two hours for beginners and was conducted over Zoom and thus one recording would be shared - only for adults. 

We would be learning to the craft of Applique and crafting our own cushion covers.

About the Artist: Kartikbhai Chauhan's family along with many others migrated from Sindh (Paskistan) to Jamnagar in 1946 during the India-Pakistan partition. They brought with them almost nothing except for the ancient craft of applique work that their forefathers had taught them. In Jamnagar some took to weaving dhablas (coarse woolen shawls) and Tangalia (skirt pieces) for the local Bharwad community, while others took to working as laborers in farmlands and construction sitesKartikbhai has been working on the craft of Applique for over a decade, and has been observing it since he was child. He has come a long way in keeping a craft alive and in providing employment to his community and people and  has made Applique craft into a sustainable craft by educating people about the craft. In 2017 he was invited to IIFA (International Folk Art Alliance-Santa fe, New Mexico) and has travelled to over 10 countries to promote applique craft.

About Applique: The word “appliqué” is derived from the French verb “appliquer,” meaning “to put on.” It refers to a textile craft in which one piece of fabric is sewn over another for a decorative effect. Appliqué is found in many forms of folk art, from Gujarati Indian tent fabrics to American colonial quilts. Patchwork and Appliqué are very ancient techniques and sometimes referred to asone. The only difference between them is that patchwork or piecework is theprocess of seaming small pieces of fabric in to a larger whole, while appliqué is theprocess of sewing smaller pieces of fabric onto a larger background fabric. It is atechnique of forming a single pattern with different pieces of cloth. Pieces offabric are applied on top of another for decorative or functional purposes. In India, applique and patchwork take many forms in different parts of India - Pipli, Lambani, Khatwa, Ralli Quilt

Materials that will be sent as part of this workshop:

  • 16"*16" plain white cushion cover
  • Small pieces of cloth in 4 colours for the applique work
  • Threads in 4 colours
  • Needle

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Kartik Chauhan

Hailing from Ahmedabad, Gujarat born into the family of Applique artisans Karthik Chauhan has inherited the art of making this craft from observing and learning his family members, he has played a huge part in taking this art to global level. He is the 2019 recipient of the Kamala Award for his Excellence in Applique Craft. His work possesses the exquisite touch and expertise of a master artisan, as well as an unerring blend of concept and eye-catching harmony. Kartik ji has led several cluster developments programmes and craft workshops. His experiments with the craft have resulted in new designs, which have provided new input to appliqué artisans. He is very innovative and always believed in coming up with fresh ideas every now and then, so as tackle plagiarism and describes “you should come up with new ideas and designs, before people even begin selling the designs, they copied from you.” He has also participated in training programmes with designers and artisans. Kartik Chauhan has visited several countries to promote the art of appliqué work.

Art Form


The history of Applique stems from centuries of sewing and traditions that flow through diverse cultures. Initially used to mend fabrics, applique has evolved to become a functional and decorative art form used by artists in the modern era to express their creativity. Applique gained popularity in 15th Century Europe as a substitute for crewelwork, then evolved to incorporate story telling and documenting history by the 19th Century. In a way, appliques show how art has evolved through time.

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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.

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