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  • To familiarize students with various techniques of surface ornamentation for value addition.
  • To enable the students to use various surface enrichments for apparel and home furnishings.

Course Outcomes (COs):


Learning outcomes

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Learning and teaching strategies

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FSD 126




Surface Ornamentation   (Practical)


The students will be able to –



CO 21 Recognize the importance of surface ornamentation on textiles as value addition

CO 22 Classify techniques of surface ornamentation

CO 23 Gain skill in hand embroidery, dyeing, printing and Batik

CO 24 Apply skill and knowledge to create home textiles through various techniques

Approach in teaching: Demonstrations of different embellishment techniques, guest lectures.

Learning Activities for the students Self-learning assignments, sample construction. Product designing and construction, industry visits

Assessment task will include Class test, Semester end examinations, student’s presentations and assignments.

Assessment task require students to present work in progress for weekly feedback and constructive criticism



Unit I: 
Course Content:


Prepare a Sample using Embellishment Techniques                   36 hrs

  • Basis Hand Stitches                                                                                          
  • Satin, Closed Herringbone, Open Chain, Fish Bone, Fly, French Knot
  • Other Techniques                                                                                                  
  • Quilting & Patchwork                                                                                  
  • Cut work, Applique work, Smocking and Shirring
  • Edging:  Lace, Piping, Beads, Fringes
  • Tie and Dye, Batik, Stencil, Screen and Block printing                               
  • Demonstration /Visit of basic Embroidery, Dyeing and Printing units and preparation of scrap files with special emphasis on color, design and motifs & study the present market for Indian Textiles: Woven, Embroidered and Printed textiles of India                                        10 hrs


  • Study of following Traditional Embroideries                                  20 hrs
  • Kantha of Bengal, Phulkari of Punjab, Mochibharat of  Gujarat, Kashida of Kashmir, Chikankari of Uttar Pradesh, Kasuti of Karnataka
  • Preparation of samples of any two mentioned Embroideries


  • Designing, sourcing and preparation of  apparel and home furnishing  article (one each) using any of the above techniques, taking inspiration from traditional designs                                                                     24 hrs   
Essential Readings: 
  1. Wood, D. The practical encyclopaedia of sewing, Anness Publishing Ltd, USA
  1. Readers Digest, Complete guide to needle work, The Readers Digest Association Inc, Pleasantville, New York
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