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21st March: ONLINE APPLIQUE WORKSHOP with KARTHIK (With Materials)

Rs. 1,750.00

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DATES: 21st March, Sunday

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm IST 

Limited seats for the first 10 signups only. This will be 1 classe of 2 hours each  and will be conducted over Zoom - 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:

  • 2 plain white cushion covers
  • Small pieces of cloth in 4 colours for the applique work
  • Threads in 4 colours
  • Needle

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

Terms and conditions:

  • Bookings open for the first 10 signups only 
  • The applique motif taught will be the one shown in this image
  • Details to join the zoom call and a calendar invite will be sent on Fridays, a day before the workshops 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. We will keep the recordings for a week, please download after the workshop.
  • 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)
  • We will also create a WhatsApp group for easy communication on the day of the class. The group will be deleted a couple of days after the class. Please also join our Facebook group to keep in touch with us and other participants
  • 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

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