Join artist Tanvi Kant for a vibrant textiles workshop to rework a variety of fabric remnants. You will learn how to make intricate fabric cords and transform them into tactile jewellery. This informal workshop is open to all levels who have good hand dexterity. Remember to bring your reading glasses if you require them to view close details.
All money raised from our workshops goes towards maintaining David Parr House – thank you for supporting us.
More about Tanvi:
Tanvi Kant’s practice looks for ways to prolong the life of unwanted textiles. Inspired by the hand-stitched hem of her mother’s silk sari whilst at university, she began unpicking fibres from saris. This led to exploring unashamedly simple but repetitive techniques such as whipping, binding, knotting and stitching. Processes of cordage and basket-making intertwined with her observations and the association of adornment within sacred rituals.
Through conversations with her parents and research trips to India, she realised she had sub-consciously infused her ancestral heritage through her methods of making with minimal tools and valuing readily available and simple materials.
The process of making develops in response to the materials she reworks. Delicate textiles are strengthened. Original weave, prints and colours transform into motley coiled lengths. The methods of wearing by draping, wrapping and knotting also refer to the origins of the fabrics, such as the sari, dress and scarf. These materials are often sentimental in value or simply tired-looking or unwanted items of clothing that are transformed into evocative of personal and collective histories.
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