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Afghan Embroidery Workshop

  • West Launceston Primary School Multipurpose Hall 24-38 Basin Road West Launceston, TAS, 7250 Australia (map)

Afghan Embroidery Workshop

Target audience : open event

Participants, with an interest in learning embroidery techniques, can come and work beside Afghan women to learn the beautiful art of embroidery.

Event Type: Through the process of creating beautiful artwork together people experience peace. The sewing circle will be supported by an interpreter to encourage conversation and clarification of the intricacies of Afghan embroidery.

Event Description: Over the centuries, many ethnic and regional groups have developed their own form of Traditional embroidery in Afghanistan. It involves a combination of a range of materials, stitches, colours and designs. The main ethnic, regional and urban groups have their own embroidery styles. We are fortunate in Launceston to have many talented women sharing the Hazara style of embroidery. 

Different types of silk, cotton and wool yarns are used for embroidery on a range of different fabrics Metallic threads, spangles, sequins, mirrors (shisha) and metallic braids are also often incorporated into the designs. Beads and mirrors are also used. 

Participants will have the opportunity to try a range of stitches and techniques and will be able to take a piece home with them.

Venue: West Launceston Primary School 24-38 Basin Rd West Launceston Multipurpose Hall

Contact: Joanne Dean

Date: 5/8/2018 9:0:0 AM - 12:0:0 PM

Opening hours of your venue: 8 am to 5 pm

Wheelchair access: yes

Do people need to book for this event? : no

Entry/Participation Cost: $0

Other Information/Questions: All materials will be provided, participants can bring their own scissors to ensure we have enough

Maryam Soltani (pictured) will be leading the workshop

Group /Organisation: Women's Friendship Group

Earlier Event: 4 August
Movement meets Meditation for Peace
Later Event: 5 August
Cook and enjoy an Afghan Feast