Kawandi (2 sessions)
Kawandi (2 sessions)
Kawandi (2 sessions)
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Kawandi (2 sessions)

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Kawandi is a patchwork quilting style specific to the Siddi, an African diaspora in certain parts of India and Pakistan. It's a spontaneous blending of fabric scraps, hand stitched with a large needle and thick threads. 

In this two-part class, you'll learn about this ancient, efficient method of quilt construction -- including how to improvise and let your fabric take the lead! You'll leave the second session with a small finished piece (comparable to a place mat) and the skills to continue stitching bigger scrap quilts at home.

Read more about kawandi and the history of Africans in India from last year's exhibit at Cove Street Arts and in this Uppercase Magazine profile.

Audience: adults

Skill level: beginners

Supplies we'll provide: all tools, materials, and instruction

Supplies to bring with you:

  1. Your curiosity and willingness to experiment
  2. A face mask

COVID safety precautions:

  • Class size is limited due to social distancing requirements.
  • Masks are required to be worn over your nose and mouth for the duration of the class.
  • If you are not feeling well, if anyone in your household has tested positive in the past week, and/or if you are not vaccinated against COVID-19, please stay home. 

When you sign up for this class, you're agreeing to abide by our safety precautions as well as our registration policy. Please contact us before registering if you have any questions.

Instructor: Betsy is a crafter who loves to teach. You might recognize her handiwork from the many exquisite quilts we sell in the shop!