Indian Embroidery Workshop: Chikankari

Learn the art of Chikankari embroidery

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 1 to 30

label $50 - $55 (or 4 payments of $12.50 - $13.75 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $50 applies if you book into a public session 3+ days ahead)

Come and explore the beautiful world and techniques of Chikankari. This embroidery is also known as shadow work as it’s mainly done on the reverse side of the fabric!

It originates from northern India and is still practised mainly in the same region. This embroidery is a favourite of many Indian designers and is now used in chiffon and georgette.

In this class, we will explore various stitches and techniques and after a bit of practice, you will learn to use different stitches in different motifs and shapes.

You will then create a sample on cotton fabric using the Chikankari technique. This beautiful embroidery sample can either be used as a patch on another garment, framed and displayed on your wall, or you can use this as a start of a new creative project!

Save $5 per guest, when you book 3+ days before a class

Knowledge required
It is a beginner-friendly workshop. A bit of sewing experience will help you explore the stitches even more!
What you'll get
All materials will be provided, including fabrics and threads. Embroidery frames will be provided to use during workshops. Tea and chai with nibbles will be provided.
What to bring
Bring some ideas you may have for your sample!
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.


Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham VIC

Indian Embroidery Workshop: Chikankari location
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Manjari Singh
Manjari Singh

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Kantha by Manjari provides mindfulness through slow stitching in their workshops using traditional Indian embroidery techniques. Manjari is a trained fashion designer with vast experience in Indian embroideries and textile. Our workshop explore creativity, freedom of expression and versatility in basic stitching techniques. These workshops are for all skill levels.

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