Beginner Friendly Materials Included


 This workshop is now over and you can buy recording.

This was a two hour class for beginners and was conducted over Zoom

About Kantha: Kantha is a form of embroidery often practised by women in the eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent, specifically in Bangladesh and in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Odisha. The traditional form of Kantha embroidery was done with soft dhotis and saris, with a simple running stitch along the edges. Depending on the use of the finished product they were known as Lepkantha or Sujni Kantha.

About the Artist:  Born in 1973, our Kantha artist Jyoti Acharya is a State awardee in Kantha embroidery.

Materials that will be sent as part of this workshop:

  • 1 white cotton stole (  190 * 75 cm)
  • Extra cotton cloth to practise the motifs
  • Sets of threads in 4/5 colors 
  • Embroidery Frame (Round) , 8*8 inch diameter
  • Needle

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Jyoti Acharya

Born in 1973, our Kantha artist Jyoti Acharya is a State awardee in Kantha embroidery.

Art Form


Kantha is an art form that aims to break down socioeconomic barriers. Kantha, a centuries-old art form practised by upper-class ladies and peasant wives, is a very intricate art form. Kantha's beauty resides in the gorgeous needlework and delicate stitchwork of memories, nature, and life, and is said to have originated in the Bengali area of the Indian subcontinent. Kantha, an art style with roots dating back to the Vedic period, is profoundly ingrained in Indian history and culture.

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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.

Beginner Friendly- These are usually 1-2 classes of 2 hours each and one of the simpler artworks and motifs of that art style are covered in the beginner friendly workshops as an introduction to that art form.
Foundations- In the foundations live workshops, the workshops are structured to teach you the basic motifs and foundations of that art style , the focus is not on completing a painting but the elements taught in each class are incorporated in a painting and a few different compositions are also taught
Advanced- in the Advanced live workshop, usually the focus is on completing a more elaborate and intricate painting - no basic motifs are covered in the advanced workshops.
Masterclass-A masterclass is structured as 7-8 pre-recorded classes covering introduction of the artform, introduction of the artist, introduction of the different traditional materials used in that art and then 3 artworks are usually taught ranging from beginner to intermediate.

Yes, going forward, our platform will automatically award you a certificate on behalf of MeMeraki for completing a workshop with us and being a patron of the arts. This will be accessible via the ‘My Workshops’ section under each workshop that you have attended after Nov 2021.

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The previous workshops recordings will still be available to you via google drive as earlier. But going forward for all new workshops post Nov 2021, the workshops will be accessible through our website and platform only.