Indian Embroidery: Mirrorwork Variations

Lily Homer

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Date(s) - September 28, 2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Instructor: Shahnaz Khan

Level: No experience necessary.  Beginners welcome.

Description: Learn to embellish with mirrors!

Indian Embroidery: Mirrorwork Variations  was popularized in India during the 17th century and became a fashionable technique for embellishing a variety of clothing, accessories and textiles.  Recent trends have seen Shisha mirrors appear on designer clothing and luxury goods.

Come along to this workshop and be inspired to learn about embroidery, culture, and history!

Four variations of the Shisha technique will be taught, covering traditional and contemporary versions.  Students will have the opportunity to practice these methods, before designing and creating their own Shisha sampler.

Incorporating the Shisha tradition into contemporary embroidery design is a fun way to add variety, expand knowledge and preserve cultural traditions!

Indian Tea and Sweets provided.

Class Supplies: All class supplies–mirrors, fabric, thread, needles, and hoops–will be provided.

SNAD is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and promoting the traditions of hand embroidery. If you are able, you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to develop fun and innovative community outreach programs.

San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
360 Post St #604
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Cancellation Policy for classes (3-hour classes to 4-day classes): Payment is due in full at the time of registration. If you need to cancel: We will refund tuition less a $25.00 processing fee up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the class start time. No refunds for classes cancelled with less than 3 days (72 hours) before class start time.  

Cancellation Policy for Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) and Retreats: Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) courses and Stitch Retreats are non-refundable. The student may reschedule their course with 8-weeks-notice prior to the start time of the registered course at no additional charge. A $200.00 processing fee will be applied if notice is given less than 8 weeks prior to the start time of the registered class. SFSNAD will make every attempt not to cancel any classes. If we need to cancel: You are entitled to either a full refund (no processing fee), or your tuition can be used for a future class of equal value within a year of the cancelled class.

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Please note: on occasion it might be necessary to substitute the instructor.