4 September 2020, 9-11am BST, Decorative Seam Stitches of Nagaland, Virtual Workshop with Artisans' Centre (India)
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Friday 4 September 2020, 9-11am BST (British Summer Time, London, UK)
Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom, by Artisans' Centre
About the facilitator
Rokozeno Chaya is a young designer from the Angami tribe of Nagaland, India. She learnt traditional back-strap loom weaving from her grandmother, who inspired her to research and design Naga textiles. She has trained in textiles weaving and dyeing techniques at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, India.
Outline of the workshop
Each Naga tribe has its distinct weave, and for those in the know, a tribe can be identified by the pattern that they wear or carry. For instance, in the Konyak district, it is mandatory for all students to carry an Anghya Nyekok, literally meaning the Queen’s Bag, a chevron pattern made exclusively for the royal Angh family.
In this workshop, you will make an adaptation of the traditional sling bag, from a single strip of back-strap woven nettle cloth. You will join the seams with decorative stitches, using hand spun nettle yarn, cotton, and an embroidery thread of your choice. This bag is designed to fit an iPad.
A material pack is available at an additional cost here
For those that choose not to purchase the materials pack a materials list is provided below.
Materials (not provided):
Hand spun yarn (optional)
1 x button
Workshop Cancellation Policy
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