Free Earth Day Special DIY Embroidery-Sustainability Workshop in collaboration with Brown Living

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Sat, April 22 2023, 05:00 PM (IST)
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About the Workshop +

Join us for an exciting, cost-free sustainability workshop hosted in celebration of Earth Day in collaboration with  Brown Living, India's largest sustainability marketplace - featuring our talented Sujani and Kantha artist, Gudiya Devi. 

In this workshop, the Brown Living team will help you learn about the simple changes you can make in your lives to incorporate sustainability into your lives, repair-being one of the age-old practices is our focus for this workshop.

Artist Gudiya Devi and the MeMeraki team will teach you the basics of the traditional art of Sujani embroidery and how to repair and upcycle old jeans into beautiful and functional works of art.

About Gudiya Devi: Gudiya Devi is an expert in the art of embroidery. She has been practicing this art for many years and has perfected the technique of using simple running stitches to create intricate designs and patterns. 

About Brown Living: Brown Living is India's largest plastic-free marketplace, a team of earth advocates aiming to promote a sustainable way of living. They aim to inspire more people every day to switch from mindless consumption to conscious decisions. 

This workshop is a perfect way to make an impact on Earth Day while learning about the importance of living a sustainable life everyday. 

Sujani and Kantha embroidery - The Art of Repair and Reuse

Sujani and Kantha embroidery are two art forms that have their roots firmly planted in the rural artistry of India since the early 1920s. They were born out of necessity, as women in these areas had to make do with limited resources and had to be resourceful in finding ways to reuse and repurpose old clothes. What started out as a practical solution to a problem soon evolved into a rich and vibrant art form that has captured the imagination of people all over the world.

Sujani embroidery, with its intricate designs and colorful threads, is a testament to the creativity and skill of the women who created it. The embroidery is a reflection of their daily lives, their hopes, and their dreams. It is a celebration of the beauty that can be found in even the most ordinary things. Today, Sujani embroidery is celebrated for its intricate designs and vibrant colors. It is seen as a symbol of Indian artistry and is prized for its beauty and craftsmanship.

Kantha embroidery, with its ripple effect on fabric and its rich, earthy colors, is a celebration of the rural landscape that inspired it. It is a tribute to the birds, animals, and trees that are a part of daily life in these areas. The embroidery is a reflection of the deep connection that rural communities have with the natural world. Today, Kantha embroidery is celebrated for its rustic beauty and its ability to capture the essence of rural India. It is seen as a symbol of the country's rich cultural heritage and is cherished for its simplicity and authenticity.

In conclusion, Sujani and Kantha embroidery are two art forms that have endured through the ages. They are a testament to the creativity, resourcefulness, and skill of the women who created them. Today, they are celebrated for their intricate designs, vibrant colors, and deep cultural significance. They are a reminder of the beauty that can be found in even the most ordinary things and a tribute to the richness of India's textile heritage.


Key Takeaways +

Free Workshop

Repair of old denims/ jeans


Is the Art Kit included with my order? +

No, we do not provide art kits with this workshop. Before the workshop, we will share the list of materials you will need to complete your artwork. Our materials list is curated to make sure all required items are easily available.

However, we also sell art kits for some of the art forms seperately which you can find here.

What materials do I need to prepare in Advance? +

Needle, Thread, Embroidery ring, Thread Cutter , your old denims/ jeans to repair

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Free Earth Day Special DIY Embroidery-Sustainability Workshop in collaboration with Brown Living
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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.

Yes, we have many patrons attending our workshops from across the world. We ship the art kits internationally for the workshops where materials are included. International shipping charges are INR2000. Even if you are ordering an art kit separately in addition to a MASTERCLASS, we can ship internationally.

Yes, you will be able to access the recording of all the workshops you have attended through the ‘My Workshops’ section to be able to practice at your own pace later.

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.