Evidence Room: Stitched Landscapes

Stiched Landscapes is a two day Darning Workshop led by Artist Priya Ravish Mehra and internationally renowned textile artist, curator and researcher Yoshiko Iwada along with Rafoogar Shariq. The workshop is an extension to Priya Ravish Mehra’s project “Making the Invisible Visible” that brought to focus the lesser known Rafoogari tradition of Najibabad in Uttar Pradesh and looked at the technique as a proposition for smaller sustainable ecologies


Session I: Introduction (11.00 AM to 11:45 AM)

Introduction to Rafoogari and Boro led by Priya Ravish Mehra and Yoshiko Wada

Session II: Discussion (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM)

The second session focuses on the techniques of Darning looking at themes of environmental sustainability,  mending as metaphor,  darning using different materials  and restoring broken objects.

Session III: Workshop (1:45 PM onward)

A demonstration of traditional darning skills led by Rafoogar Shariq followed by a workshop on rafoogari techniques with the participants. Participants are encouraged to bring damaged fabric, old shawls etc along. The workshop will also focus on innovative/speculative/imaginative  ways of darning using diverse materials and mediums like plastics, staples, pins, jute, rags etc.



The workshop led by Rafoogar Shariq continues on day 2 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.