In the Introduction to Palestinian Embroidery workshop, participants learnt all about the history of Palestinian embroidery and how to cross-stitch a Palestinian embroidery motif.
In this Introduction to Palestinian Embroidery workshop, the participants learnt all about the history of Palestinian embroidery from the different regions of Palestine and how it changes in form and meaning after 1948. They discovered the artists who incorporated Palestinian embroidery in their work through a variety of mediums. After explaining the materials and techniques used, there was a step-step demonstration of how to cross-stitch a Palestinian embroidery motif. Everyone had the a chance to cross-stitch a Palestinian embroidery motif with guidance and assistance as needed. By the end of the workshop, the participants had an in-depth understanding of the history of Palestinian embroidery and a new skill that they can develop.
This workshop was recommended for ages 16+
Fees: 200 AED.
About Joanna Barakat
Joanna Barakat’s work brings together the disciplines of painting, photography and Palestinian embroidery to challenge and question collective ideas and stereotypes. She was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles and then moved to London for university. She received her BA in Art and Design from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and her MA in Global Media and Postnational Communication from SOAS, University of London. She shares her passion for Palestinian embroidery through her workshops and The Tatreez Circle, an online platform focused on the preservation, promotion and celebration of Palestinian embroidery. Now living in the UAE, she is currently working on a book about Palestinian embroidery in art.
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