Workshop for COSD Fashion Designing:Liquid Embroidery and Texture Rendering

Name of the Department: Fashion & Textiles

Name of the Event: Workshop for COSD Fashion Designing

Date: 4th May 2022

Venue: Clothing Lab

Topic on which event was organized.  Liquid Embroidery and Texture Rendering 

No. of participants in the show:  11 students, COSD Fashion Designing

Objective of the workshop: To provide an overview and techniques of fabric texture rendering and motifs design.


Department of Fashion and Textiles conducted a one-day workshop, exclusively for the students of COSD Fashion Designing on 4th May 2022 in Clothing Lab from 09:30 am to 10:30 am on the topic Liquid Embroidery and Texture Rendering. The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Raj Dholiwal, Fashion Artist & Instructor, Pidilite Fevicryl Colours, Jaipur. The workshop was planned with an aim to develop and enhance skills towards Embroidery without using thread.

Students were asked to bring the following material: -

  • White hanky/ white dupatta/ white t-shirt/ white cushion or white fabric
  • 3D outline colours
  • Fabric colours (Any three)
  • Scissors, rough cloth, brushes, carbon paper yellow, news papers
  • Basic stationary material

Ms. Dholiwal explained the different form and uses of Liquid Embroidery Paint. The embroidery paint comes in array of shades and with some glitter . She demonstrated free hand embroidery technique using Pidilite Fevicryl Colours and 3D outliner. She used 3D colours on cotton fabric to give the effect of embroidery. Such techniques can be used on T-shirts, Scarf, Saree and Kurtas. She demonstrate the techniques to achieve round and embossed look after drying. This feature enables to create an embroidered appearance without needle and thread. There can be various numerous techniques and textures design which can be easily made by the students.

She also defines the work to be create:

  • Texture Technique – Apply Fevicryl Liquid Embroidery generously to create a solid design, while wet, press with textured objects such as bubble wrap, crumpled paper, or drag the tip of a fork through the Liquid Embroidery, to create textures and designs.
  • Mirror Printing Technique – Fold the fabric in half. Press the folded edge with your fingers or an iron. Open the fabric and apply liquid embroidery colours to create in heavy graphic lines and designs on one side of the fold. While wet, fold the fabric back together. Press lightly with fingers to flatten the Liquid Embroidery. Unfold the fabric to reveal a mirrored design.
  • Embroidery Technique – Apply iron-on transfer for an embroidery design on the fabric.
  • Lettering Technique – Draw letters directly onto the fabric with chalk. Trace lines with the tip of      the Embroidery bottle.

Outcome of the activity: The students enthusiastically participated in the workshop. This workshop was very fruitful for the students as it helped them to create their own designs with innovating. Students learned different techniques of embroidery and textures design by using fabric paints.


Dr. Radha Kashyap                                               Dr. Sunetra Datt       

Head, Department of Fashion & Textiles           Ms. Poorvi Agarwal        

                                                                          Teacher Co-coordinator