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Rabari Embroidery Workshop

Date:     Thursday, July - 29, 2010
Time:    10 a.m. - 4 p.m
Location:   Palo Alto Art Center Studios, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

Rabari Embroidery Workshop
Thursday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Palo Alto Art Center Studios, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

Enrollment Fee: $60
Limited to 20 participants
Registration is through
the City of Palo Alto

For information call:
650.624.8888 (SACHI)

This workshop will focus on Rabari embroidery from the Kutch region of India. Participants will learn intricate stitching techniques, setting mirrors, traditional concepts of Rabari color and form patterns, and creative evocation of artisans’ experiences through appliqué and embroidery. Participants will appreciate concept as well as learn skills, through working with traditional artisans. By the end of the workshop they will have produced a genuine Rabari embroidery or a personal textile expression, and have had the enriching experience of working directly with these skilled artisans. Participants will receive a materials list upon registration.

The workshop will be taught by two Kala Raksha artisans and Judy Frater, Project Director, Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya, a pioneering institution of design education for traditional artisans. The workshop will be accompanied by a film and introductory lecture by Judy Frater, and followed by a trunk show of Rabari textiles.