Kashmiri Velvet Hand Embroidery workshop was conducted on 15th July, 2022 by a highly talented hand embroidery artist Mr Balakishan, who has 35 years of experience in different forms of surface ornamentation and has conducted many workshops in African & Asian countries.
Kashmiri velvet hand embroidery is one of the varieties of rug hooking technique and unique way of creating 3D structured embroidery pattern on fabric surface. Uniqueness involved in this embroidery is that instead of stitching through the fabric like the old method, punch needle pushes the thread into the fabric and creates 3D texture, making elevated bulky design patterns.
In this workshop hook needle, embroidery frame, anchor thread and wax was provided to the individual students and easy methods of creating traditional 3D Kashmiri velvet embroidery were demonstrated by Mr Balakishan. Students were very much enthusiastic and learnt a new and interesting way of surface ornamentation of fabric and created amazing samples.
Throughout the workshop, Jediiians had a good time learning the intricate technique from an astute artist. The students actively participated during the workshop and clarified their doubts. They also curated their own designs and showcased it.
Workshops are an integral part of the design journey. At JD Institute of Fashion Technology, students learn through classroom training as well as practical approach. Kashmiri Velvet Hand Embroidery is unique and highlights the diversity of culture in India. The workshop provided an opportunity to all the designers to have a hand-on experience of Indian art.