Buy Recording : ONLINE ADVANCED SOOF WORKSHOP WITH DAYABEN ( with traditional materials)

Beginner To Intermediate Level Materials Included
Daya Ben
Past Workshop Recording
Beginner To Intermediate
Materials Included
Hindi/English (Our Community Manager is present to Help Live Translate)
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About the Workshop +


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

 This was a 4 classes of two hours each 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. 90 cm by 20 cm)
  • Spare cloth on which we will practice the pattern
  • Thread multicolour 19 pieces
  • Needle - 5

About the artist: 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). 

We hope you can join us to support the arts and artists.


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Art Form


Soof is a beautiful, delicate needlework with geometrical designs that is used to make clothing, bedspreads, torans, and other items. Because soof stitching is lightweight, even extensively embroidered saris are simple to handle and wear. The Meghawaad Maaru community is originally from Tharparkar in Sindh, Pakistan and came to India as refugees during the 1971 war between India and Pakistan brought in the Soof art along with them. The needlework is filled with flower and foliage themes. Animal, bird, and figurative themes were rarely seen. The lone exception is the peacock pattern, which the craftswomen were especially fond of.

Customer Reviews


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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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.