Workshop on Traditional Embroidery

School: School of Design

Name of the Department:  Department of Fashion & Textiles 

Name of the Activity:  Workshop 

Date: 8th September 2023

Venue: Draping Lab

Topic on which activity was organized:  Workshop on Traditional Embroidery

No. of Participants: 17 Students 

 Objective of the activity (workshop/seminar/activity/Visit): The workshop aimed to promote and preserve the rich tradition of Indian traditional embroidery techniques, providing participants with hands-on experience in various styles.

Description: The Department of Fashion & Textiles organised a workshop on traditional embroidery from different regions of India. This workshop was conducted to introduce students to the types of Chikankari stitches, Gota patti work, Phulkari, Kashida, and Kasuti embroidery.


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The resource person of the workshop was Prof. Amita Walia, IHE, University of Delhi.   She gave  demonstrations on various types of stitches that are used in different embroideries. She explained an overview of the history and origins and motifs of various  embroideries according to historical perspectives.   She further explained materials, tools, and techniuesused in various embroideries.The students had  hands-on practice of basic Chikankari stitches such as shadow work, jaali work, Phanda, Baccha, Bakhia, Tepchi, Murri Chikan and Ghaas Patti, etc. In the second embroidery, she explained the historical and cultural significance of Phulkari stitch and she gave demonstrate herringbone and satin stitches used in Phulkari embroidery. Another embroidery she also explained Kasuti stitch patterns intricate geometric designs and the characteristics of this style. Student were divided into smaller groups based on their embroidery experience. After learning the technique, the students showcased their finished embroidery pieces, highlighting their creativity and mastery of the techniques learned during the workshop.

Outcomes: Students gained valuable skills in traditional embroidery of India will help them to carry out craft documentation and further help in qualitative /authentic textile purchasing traditional textiles.

Dr. Sulekha Ojha Ms. Neetu Saini

Head, Department of Fashion and Textiles                                       Teacher Coordinator