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• Origin and History of Embroidery • Cross-cultural influences • Embroidery: Thread, Needle, Frame types • Material used for embellishment • Types of embroidery 1- Free thread embroidery 2- counted thread 3- Cross stitch • Basic hand embroidery stitches 1- Straight Stitch 2- Chain Stitch 3- Open chain stitch 4- Twisted chain stitch 5- Running stitch 6- Couching, 7- Ring stitch 8- Darning stitch 9- Back stitch 10- Zig zag 11- Feather stitch 12- Fly stitch 13- Darning stitch 14- leaf stitch 15- Mirror work. 16- Bead work 17- Pani 18- Spider web stitch 19- Padded stitch 20- Stump work • Complex Hand embroidery stitches 1- Macramé stitch 2- Coral stitch 3- Herringbone 4- French knot 5- Lazy daisy 6- Cross stitch 7- Satin stitch 8- Button hole stitch 9- Long and short stitch 10- Bullion knot 11- Machine embroidery 12- Multi Head embroidery 13- Patch work/ quilting 14- Product Development • Purposes and symbolism of various motifs 1- International and local motifs 2- Crochet 3- Ribbon Embroidery & stump-work (relief embroidery) 4- Lace making 5- Mukaish work 6- Chicken kaari of Lukhnow • Patch work, Ralli and Quilt Making 1- Quilting and Applique: This course investigates piecework and quilt making as means of expression and conceptual platform within a plethora of cross-cultural, historical and contemporary contexts. 2- Students will learn the basic structure of a quilt, including piecing, layering, quilting and stitching techniques. 3- These various piecework techniques will be used toward 2D works, sculptural and installation-based approaches. 4- Sourcing cloth, investigation of non-traditional fibres, and research-driven material use will be major components of the course. • Traditional aari and adda work The Aari is a hook needle which gives an even and machine like finish of embroidery. The cloth is firmly set of a wooden frame & the aari is maneuvered over the pre-drawn pattern or design covering Stone work and embellishment techniques Workshop: A professional aari master/ustad will come and give the students a demonstration of the traditional aari work on adda. The techniques will be metallic thread based having dapka, tilla and metallic threads beaded with stones for Embellishment. • Introduction to traditional techniques 1- Phulkaari and Bagh from the shawls of Punjab 2- Suzani Embroidery of Uzbekistan 3- Banjara Embroidrey of Andhra 4- Kashmir and Embroidery 5- Braided Rugs

Course Synopsis

• Students shape textiles through applying various techniques and effects of embroidery. • Students learn and experiment with special finishing effects suitable for any developed product. • Students will learn basic embroidery stitches and work with the teacher to convert a simple drawing to an embroidery pattern • Students will learn how to use fibre and fabric-related techniques to create narrative and craft 2- and 3-dimensional structures and forms. • Students will learn how to use embroidery to render text, methods for transferring words and images onto fabric, and ways to work with interfacing, batting and hand sewing to make 3-dimensional forms. • The techniques include: decorative machine stitching, couching yarns, metallic thread embroidery, hand embroidery and beadwork. • The students will learn traditional embroidery stitches as well as develop their own way of marking fabric. • This course introduces you to a variety of ways of creating lines and textures on cloth, and includes instruction on appliqué and image transferring techniques • Students in this course will advance their expertise in the area of surface design, by exploring a variety of processes and treatments. • Students will be encouraged to be experimental in their approach with colour, texture, and imagery to alter and embellish fabrics for apparel. • Emphasis is on the interrelationship of surface design with other art practices, encouraging production of individual works with cultural relevance. • Through a synthesis of traditional techniques, contemporary variations, and cultural influences, students will develop a diverse and self-expressive body of work. • Students will create prototypes and samples leading to products

Course Learning Outcomes

• The students will know the knowledge of the historical evolution of embroidery techniques and processes • Students will develop an understanding of different embroidery stitches, its terminology and application in textile designing. • Increased understanding of textile materials for embroidery used in apparel and upholstery industry. • Formulate a range of experimental stitches and material selection of surfaces and on surface material schemes. • Identify and apply the elements and principles of design in the compositions. • Research and combine various methods of different cultures and geographical traditions

Various types of hand embroidery

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Techniques of embellishment

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Book Title : Asian Embroidery
Author : Jasleen Dhamija
Edition : 2004
Publisher : Abhinav Publications

Book Title : The Techniques of Indian Embroidery
Author : Anne Morrell
Edition : First Edition
Publisher : Interweave Pr

Book Title : Hand Embroidery: Stitches at a Glance
Author : Janice Vaine
Edition : 2014
Publisher : Landauer Publishing

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