Saturday, 23 Jan 2021
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.
Soft dupatta/sari/muslin for the base and inner layers, cut to 12'' square
Cotton scrap fabrics for the patches, prints and plain
An old saree/dupatta border or 1.5 yards of printed fabric/lace that mimics a 2'' border
Thick non-mercerised cotton thread (at least as thick as perle cotton) and a long darning needle
About the Tutor
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.
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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.