Friday, October 13, 10 am – 5 pm
Join us in welcoming Hemangini Rathore back to Textile Center for a special workshop on sustainable surface design using upcycled fabric. Learn strategies for combining different traditional Indian textile techniques of block printing, resist-dyeing, and kantha stitching to create sophisticated textiles by repurposing existing fabric in your stash. Explore how layering color, pattern, and texture can bring new life to old cloth.
Materials fee is $20, payable to instructor at the time of class.
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Continue your upcycling journey with Hemangini:
On Saturday, October 14, join Hemangini’s Beaded Fabric Jewelry class to create beads from textiles made in the Sustainable Surface Design workshop.
Register for both the October 13 Sustainable Surface Design workshop and the October 14 Beaded Fabric Jewelry class and receive a discount using the following coupon code: UPCYCLE
These workshops with Hemangini are organized in collaboration with Khazana Arts and Textiles, a local BIPOC-owned boutique in Minneapolis and business member of Textile Center. Khazana will host a trunk show of garments and accessories made by Hemangini and the Sudarshan artisan collective on October 13, 14, and 15. For more information about the trunk show, please visit www.khazana.com.
Hemangini Rathore is founder of Sudarshan, a thriving artist collective that aims to preserve and promote traditional techniques and motifs found in folk textiles from India by creating contemporary designs and products. Through Sudarshan, Hemangini brings together ancient hand-block printing methods and patterns centered around the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan alongside hand-stitching, -weaving, and -dyeing traditions from neighboring states of Gujarat and Jammu-Kashmir. Sudarshan specializes in creating luxurious, contemporary garments and accessories that draw upon the ancient textile traditions of India to ensure that these traditions, and the indigenous artisan communities who make them, continue to survive and thrive. Sudarshan’s work has been featured in the retail spaces of MOMA New York, SF MOMA, the Freer-Sackler Galleries, and the Rubin Museum New York.
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