Date(s) - February 9, 2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Instructor: Shahnaz Khan
Description: Indian mirror work, known as Shisha, is the ancient Indian embroidery technique of attaching tiny mirrors onto fabric. Developed during the 17th century, it is practiced widely throughout India and the East and has many variations.
In this class, students will learn the basic Shisha technique, along with a couple of complimentary stitches. Students will have the opportunity to complete a project incorporating a single mirror, which can be worn as a pendant, and begin work on a small design of their choosing.
Students will be encouraged to add their own creative flair to their projects, while reflecting on the cultural significance of embroidery, and what it can teach us about the history and traditions of our own and other cultures.
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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