• 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
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
18- Spider web stitch
19- Padded stitch
20- Stump work
• Complex Hand embroidery stitches
1- Macramé stitch
2- Coral stitch
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
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
• 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
Techniques of embellishment
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