Indian Mirror Work: Embroidery for Beginners with Manjari

  • 28th May, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Laneway Learning Central
    L3, Room 14-15, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC
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$24 AUD + BF
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What’s it all about?

Learn the basics of Mirror (Sheesha) work embroidery from the Kutch region of India. Traditionally mirror work was used to ward off evil
spirits and bad luck away from homes and the wearer! This embroidery is fun, playful and bright!

In this class we will learn various stitches and techniques on cotton fabrics. You will create a sample that can be framed, used as a
patch or can become part of a bigger project. 

All materials will be provided. 

A basic sewing skill can be helpful but not necessary as the stitches are simple and easy to follow. 

What will we cover?

In this hands on class Manjari will cover:

  • History of Sheesha embroidery
  • Different stitches, motifs, and fabrics
  • Sewing basics
  • Sewing your own piece of Sheesha mirror work!

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessibility Venue
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreter Upon Request 
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Who will be teaching?

Manjari (she/her) is a trained Fashion Designer with vast experience in Indian textiles and embroideries. After working in the
Fashion industry for over a decade, she has been running her own handmade children’s clothing label, Bubble For Poppet, for the past eight years.

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Photo of teacher’s own wonderful work.

Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot Maddy (she/her) an email at melbourne@lanewaylearning.com