Phulkari Embroidery with Denise Maroney

General $30 Member $25,  Student $ 20 

Online on Zoom

A combination of lecture, discussion and technical practice, this workshop will offer participants a multifaceted perspective into embroidery and an opportunity to explore the themes of migration present in Jagdeep Raina’s work and solo show, Chase. 

This workshop will begin by examining migrations of embroidery techniques as well as how textiles reflect historical, cultural narratives, before diving deeply into the artistic craft of phulkari, present in Jagdeep’s work. Video tutorials will be provided to allow participants to learn the technical craft of phulkari embroidery, while working together in the online classroom to begin a sample piece of their own. 

Participants will gain knowledge of the tools and techniques needed to execute phulkari, as a well as a rich understanding of the cultural and historical heritage present within the art and practice of embroidery. 

 This workshop is in partnership with the Art Gallery of Guelph.

You will need the following materials:

– cotton thread, any color (DMC embroidery floss suggested)

– chenille needle (size 20/22 suggested)

– cotton or light denim fabric (medium weight)

– scissors, pencil, paper

– wooden embroidery hoop* recommended, especially if your fabric is thin; 5” width is great

– needle threader* optional, but very useful

Type: Program

Date: Feb 26, 2pm - 4pm

Irish-Lebanese-American by birth, and raised between New York City and Japan, Denise Maroney’s eclectic cultural background informs her professional work as an embroidery designer, artist and instructor. Maroney completed her MFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she focused on weaving and digital embroidery. She supplemented her studies with couture embroidery courses at Atelier Lesage (France) and research on embroidery from the Middle East and North Africa at the Textile Research Centre (Holland). Professionally, Maroney managed color & textile production at the Mitchell Denburg Collection in Antigua, Guatemala, before moving to Beirut, Lebanon, where she continues to design embroidery produced by hand guided embroidery machines at the Bokja Design Studio.  

She has traveled extensively for embroidery research, including study trips to India, Japan, Guatemala, Mexico, Syria, and France. She currently teaches embroidery at the SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC) and the Textile Arts Center (NYC), and her textile work has been exhibited at galleries in Providence, Beirut, and in New York City.  

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