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Journey to Satchidananda (Austin TX)

  • The Needle Works 4401 Medical Parkway Austin, TX 78756 (map)

Second in the series of international textile design, this piece is devoted to the fabrics of the sari. Nothing defines a woman as being Indian as strongly as the sari. In this design, you will study 14 different fabrics and motifs from different areas of India. The types of patterns and fabrics are strongly governed by geographic location, regional culture and regional history, from the heavy fabrics of the north near the Himalayas to the sheer fabrics and cotton muslins in the south.

From the simple woven fabrics in the remote villages to the opulent gold encrusted and beaded fabrics of the royalty, the sari celebrates each area distinctly. This piece is stitched on 24-count Congress cloth using silk and metallic threads.

Three color choices best exemplify the diversity of the regional sari fabrics: Royal Colors (Central India), Buddha Colors (Southern India) and Northern Colors (Northern India).

Proficiency Level:  Intermediate

The Needle Works
4401 Medical Parkway    
Austin, TX 78756

Earlier Event: February 15
Private Event