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Phulkari Embroidery

with Rafia Shafiq

Saturdays: October 22 + 29

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuition: $134 + HST + $20 Materials Fee
Maximum 6 participants

In this workshop led by embroidery specialist Rafia Shafiq, students will learn about Phulkari, a traditional geometric stitch technique from Pakistan and India. Each student will leave the workshop with a beautiful Phulkari embroidery, updated through their own choice of a modern colour palette. They will also learn about the history, origin, stories and different connotations of Phulkari embroidery through Rafia's own journey and research, viewing her journals and outstanding embroidery collection. All materials will be provided in class.
*Important to bring glasses because Phulkari is done by counting threads on the reverse side of the fabric.