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Kowdhi quilting

Faculty:

Nirmala Akka

Saturday, 23 Jan 2021

1:30 PM

Level

All Levels

Duration: 

Traditional  hand quilted Kowdhi of Uttara Kannada region of India
Traditional  hand quilted Kowdhi of Uttara Kannada region of India

Type

Workshop

About the Class

Nirmalakka is a Master Artisan who has been associated with BuDa Folklore for more than 12 years. In teaching us the quilt-making craft of Uttara Kannada, Nirmalakka will use completely traditional techniques: only needle, thread, and scrap fabric. In becoming Nirmalakka's student, you will not only learn the techniques of joining fabrics in a traditional way, but also be introduced to the customs and stories of this unique community quilting culture. The outcome is a beautiful kowdhi -quilt- that reflects generations of cloth-based narratives passed down from mothers to daughters.
Please note that we will not be using any form of machinery. Nirmalakka's quilting methods are rustic, bringing you back to basic quilt making traditions. Together we are trying to revive the craft of community quilt-making in the old way.

Requirements

Generic

Specific

  1. Soft dupatta/sari/muslin for the base and inner layers, cut to 12'' square

  2. Cotton scrap fabrics for the patches, prints and plain

  3. An old saree/dupatta border or 1.5 yards of printed fabric/lace that mimics a 2'' border

  4. Thick non-mercerised cotton thread (at least as thick as perle cotton) and a long darning needle

  5. Scissors

  6. Pins(optional)

About the Tutor
Traditional  hand quilted Kowdhi of Uttara Kannada region of India

Nirmalakka is a Master Artisan who has been associated with BuDa Folklore for more than 12 years. In teaching us the quilt-making craft of Uttara Kannada, Nirmalakka will use completely traditional techniques: only needle, thread, and scrap fabric.

Next Steps
  1. Immediately after registering, you will get a confirmation mail on your registered email id. 

  2. You will  receive a mail with information on  other preparatory steps.

  3. You will also get a mail with link of the event. Do remember to save the event link and your registered email id.

  4. On the assigned time, please click on the link and login with your registered email id.

  5. Do remember- All timings are in India Time( GMT + 5:30).

  6. In case you registered for a session but missed it, don't worry! A recording of the session (except lectures and trunk show)  will be made available to you a few days after the session till 28th Feb 2021.