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Phulkari Embroidery

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Phulkari is a traditional folk embroidery craft from the Punjab region.

A Zoom link will be sent to participants 1.5 hours before the workshop starts.

Materials required:

Wooden Hoop (available at Walmart, Michaels & Amazon)

Needle (Size 4 or the hole should be big enough for the thread to pass through)

Cross-stitch fabric or any old fabric at home in which the warp & weft (grainline of the fabric) is visible

DMC cotton thread or Pearl Anchor thread (any bright color)

Pair of scissors or cutter

Hosted by craft artist Rafia Shafiq.

Rafia Shafiq is a craft artist based in Oakville, Ontario. She launched a program called Dhaga Art ( which focuses on reviving Phulkari craft - a traditional Punjabi embroidery technique of Pakistan and India. Through a series of interactive workshops at various textile studios, art galleries, colleges and museums in the Greater Toronto Area, she has found a great appreciation and interest for Phulkari embroidery in the local artist audience. Her work has been displayed at various art exhibitions and available for purchase at RAWspace Toronto.

You will receive the ZOOM link 1 hour prior to the workshop. Please check your JUNK/SPAM folder, if you do not receive it.

This workshop is a part of the border crossings project, presented by the Art Gallery of Mississauga. It is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Mississauga.⁠

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