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sat13nov6:00 pmsat8:00 pmA journey with the eternal garment by Pavithra Muddaya and YarnSpeak by Brinda Crishna6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Type Talk

Event Details

Date: 13th November 2021
Time: 6pm – 8 pm
Tickets: Rs 200 per head
Speaking of the  sari :  A journey with the eternal garment by Pavithra Muddaya - 6:30 to 8:00 PM The talk will spotlight the 2000 year history of this garment and explore its beauty, its unparalleled versatility and the craftsmanship that goes into its making.   The talk will also address the work that Vimor has pioneered with weavers, designers and the stories of success, heartbreak and possibilities for the future.  About Pavithra Muddaya: Pavithra trained at the Weavers service Centre, Bangalore, She built her expertise primarily in handloom textile revival, design development and production. Very early on in Vimor’s journey, she also began documenting designs, motifs, techniques and oral histories and worked with weavers  to create economically sustainable practices.  She was awarded a citation by Ashoka Innovators for the Public acknowledging the importance of  weaver-designer interactions. She is also the only designer to have had the honour of recreating some of the Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s sarees for her birth centenary celebrations.  Pavithra’s contribution has grown over the years and besides training weavers across regions, she has been part of many Central and State Government initiatives for the upliftment of textiles and initiated numerous research projects.  YarnSpeak: Brinda Crishna - 6:00 to 6:15 PM At Malhar, we are fortunate to have a large and diverse pool of talents and resources. We would like to highlight and share the craft that the residents are engaged in. We have called this section "YarnSpeak" and it will be the opening part of the main session of the evening  About Brinda Crishna  I am a special educator by education and training and have worked with children with multiple disabilities and those who are deaf for over 40 years. After retiring from full time work I have had the time to pursue my passion for all things related to handwork: quilting, crochet and embroidery. I have always been fascinated by our own traditional Indian weaves and forms of quilting and needlework. As time has passed, I have concentrated on aspects that I like. In quilting I have focused on making art quilts which are machine quilted and Kawadi quilting which are entirely hand made. In embroidery I have taught myself ‘blackwork’ as well as animal portraits using long and short stitch, both techniques which give me a great feeling of achievement. I also crochet constantly making toys, afghans and blankets, again experimenting with complex stitches. I was fortunate to attend a three day workshop in 1916, on how to sew a Kawadi or Kawandi qult, the traditional quilts made by the women of the Siddhi tribe who live primarily in North Karnataka. My teacher was Nirmala akka, the wife of a farmer and a very experienced quilter. Since then I have spent time researching Kawadi quilts and have experimented using their very special method of quilting. Do send us a message on 9380126806 to block a seat and then Gpay the same number once we have confirmed it – to Book. We have limited seats and face masks will be compulsory. We would prefer if you are double vaccinated (we will not check) but hope that all who attend will be responsible.

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Time

(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Temperature Checked At Entrance
Physical Distance Maintained