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Introduction to Nakshi Kantha - Bengali embroidery with Rafin Jannat

Introduction to Nakshi Kantha - Bengali embroidery with Rafin Jannat

October 5, 2021


October 5, 2021

Part of London Craft Week

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£85, 5 spaces each session 

Come along to this 3-hour embroidery workshop to learn the heritage technique of Nakshi Katha. Whether you have little or no experience in embroidery, this lesson will cover everything you need to know to comfortably embroider using this technique.  

All embroidery materials provided are made from natural fibres. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to comfortably practice this technique. Once your embroidery piece is completed it can be turned into a wall decoration or a very special card to be gifted. This introductory course will not only cover all the basic stitches and tips, but it comes with a complimentary goody bag to take home with you.  

Refreshments will be provided.

What is Nakshi Katha Embroidery?

Nakshi Katha is a folk craft that originated from Bengal. The Katha stitch is a type of running stitch that can be used in embroidery and quilting. From the 19th century Nakshi evolved into a suitable embroidery technique for fashion and homeware. In the modern day, gifting an item with this type of embroidery is still considered as symbol of love and care.

This workshop is designed and taught by Rafin Jannat, a multidisciplinary fashion and textiles designer with a background in sustainable and ethical craftsmanship. Rafin has been awarded numerous awards for craft preservation and conscious fashion practices. Her mission includes creating ethical fashion and preserving endangered crafts such as Nakshi Katha embroidery. 

Booking details

Workshops are non-refundable. If you can no longer make it on the day you are welcome to find a replacement to take your space. It may be possible to book you for an alternative date depending on the workshop/ availability. Requests to exchange the date must be made no less than 7 days before the event.

If the event is affected by Coronavirus, cannot run due to Government restrictions or facilitator illness, we will contact you to rebook or a refund

Workshop length: 3 hours

Tuesday 5th October, 10.30am-1.30pm & 3pm-6pm

Booking necessary, £85, 5 spaces each session 

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