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Ajrakh Block Printing with Natural Dyes • July 1 & 2Adult, Classes, Education
Sufiyan Khatri, Guest Teaching Artist
9:30 am – 4:30 pm, July 1 & 2
$335 EARLYBIRD PRICE, through Friday, May 3, 2019
After May 3, 2019:
$342 Member (10% discount)
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Join us for a special Ajrakh block printing workshop at Textile Center! Sufiyan Ismail Khatri will be here to lead students through the steps in creating hand block printed textiles with natural dyes. From preparing the fabric, to applying the resist, to adding mordants to fix the dyes, to the dyeing and final printing of colors, you will have a hands-on experience of every step of the process. He will be bringing prepared fabrics and natural dyes from India, just for this special workshop. Don’t miss this opportunity to study for 2 days with a master artisan before he heads out to Santa Fe for the International Folk Art Market! All materials are provided for a material fee of $95, payable at the time of the workshop. If actual material costs are less, this fee will be adjusted accordingly.
About Sufiyan Khatri:
The craft of Ajrakh hand-block printing and natural dyeing is more than 4,000 years old. The cloth is made in a 16-step process and requires a high level of skill and concentration. Sufiyan Ismail Khatri is a 10th generation artisan whose family has been involved in the art of Ajrakh printing since the 15th century. His textiles are distinguished by jewel-like colors and geometric, floral, and architectural patterns. As a child he grew up listening to lots of stories about Ajrakh, it’s traditions and philosophy. By the time he was 14 years old, he was an apprentice to his grandfather, who shaped his thinking and understanding of the craft. For Khatri and his community, Ajrakh is a way of life. After the earthquake in Kutch in 2001, iron got into the water supply and it was no longer suitable for natural dyeing. His family saw a new beginning and his father found new land and named it Ajrakhpur, where they live today. Working in the Ajrakh craft workshops not only gradually leads to an increase in important skills, but also continues to act as an important medium of education, nourishment, and philosophy in their community. Through a fine balance of production, business, and innovation, Khatri continues to develop his skills, teaching and working with designers around the world, in order to grow this craft tradition. www.yourstory.com/2016/10/ajrakh-printing
$335.00 – $380.00