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Garden Event Day – Open to the Public

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In the morning of the Public Garden Event at the SFS Annex, Asif Shaikh, a master embroiderer and founder of Craft Design Society Art Foundation (CDS Art Foundation) in Ahmedabad, will be hosting a demonstration and talk (More Info Here). Asif will share his Indian craft-embroidery journey, showcasing his exquisite embroidered items to demonstrate a variety of Indian embroidery techniques, including Mirror Embroidery.

He is a long-time friend of the World Shibori Network and participated in the 10th International Shibori Symposium (ISS) in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2016, 10th ISS (2016): Shibori, Ikat, and Sustainability: Land, Culture, and People.

Left: Chainstitch Embroidery with Indigo Dyed Silk Thread / Right: Silver Zardozi Embroidery on Hand-block Printed Silk


Full Day Schedule:

Asif Indian Embroidery Talk & Demo (Registration Required) – Group 1: 9:00am-10:00am (after the demo & talk, you may enjoy Atsushi Sashiko Trunk Show in the garden)

Asif Indian Embroidery Talk & Demo (Registration Required) – Group 2: 10:15am-11:15am

Potluck Reception for Masters: 11:30am-3:00pm

Social & Artists’ Trunk Show: 12:00pm-5:00pm


July 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm