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sat20nov11:00 amsat1:00 pmKawdi Quilting Workshop with Brinda Crishna11:00 am - 1:00 pm Event Type Workshop

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11 am - 1 pm , Saturday and Sunday Cost for two days : INR 1000 Suitable for 16+ Kawdi Quilting Workshop with Brinda Crishna and Sandhya Srinivasan Traditionally all quilting across the world was a way of using up scraps of fabric. Members of the Siddi ethnic tribe, of African origin, have spread across Uttara Kannada district. While assimilating into the society they live in, they have retained some traditional skills and one one such skill is quilt making. The Kawadi was always made by hand on a layer of old saris, and borders were used to frame the quilt.  The quilt is traditionally made by starting with running stitches around the edges, gradually working inwards. 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. About Sandhya After 10 years of working in the Corporate and Software Development sector, Sandhya Srinivasan switched tracks and joined the NGO/Development sector. She now freelances as a Communication Consultant with several NGOs. Sandhya founded Sakshara Trust which is a nonprofit organisation that provides literacy and other essential skills to enhance a person's quality of life so that they contribute effectively to society. Sandhya is busy sharing her knowledge of crochet, knitting, quilting, weaving and embroidery with others in the community.

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(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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