The ANJELMS Project

24th Aug: Stitching Workshop - Mending/Embellished Patches

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24th Aug - Saturday

Stitching Workshop - Morning 10 am-12 pm

Step into a world of intricate stitching and cultural richness with Porgai artisans Thaikulam and Vaideshwari from the Lambadi tribe in this special stitching workshop. As you enter the workshop space, you are surrounded by a colorful array of threads, fabrics, and patches that hint at the creative journey about to unfold.

Thaikulam and Vaideshwari, masters of their craft, greet you warmly and invite you to explore the turned 2/2 inches and 4/4 inches patches they have brought for the workshop. These patches, meticulously planned and started during the session, serve as windows into the traditional Lambadi embroidery techniques that have been passed down through generations.

With patience and expertise, Thaikulam and Vaideshwari guide you through the process of stitching these patches, showing you how to mend and decorate existing clothes with a touch of Lambadi artistry. As you carefully thread your needle and bring the patches to life under their watchful eyes, you feel a deep sense of connection to the rich cultural heritage of the Lambadi tribe.

Through shared stories and hands-on practice, Thaikulam and Vaideshwari impart not just technical skills but also the significance of preserving traditional craftsmanship in a rapidly changing world. As the workshop draws to a close, you hold in your hands a beautifully embellished patch, a tangible reminder of the time spent learning from these talented artisans and the beauty of Lambadi embroidery.

2 hours 

light refreshments will be provided.