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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 (@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.

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