This workshop taught punch needle embroidery, which is practiced in many civilizations.

The participants in this workshop learnt the foundations of punch needle, which is a traditional embroidery method used in many different cultures. This technique has been used to manufacture carpets and wall hangings in the past. Participants gained knowledge about the many kinds of yarn, as well as the various techniques for using the punch needle.

Ages: 16+

About the Artist:

Shamma Almarzooqi is a textile crafter who enjoys playing around with new art practices to feed her endless creative curiosity. Her creative practice mainly focuses on textile art where she enjoys including threads and yarns wherever possible. Hence the name of her studio, Soof; Which is Yarn in Arabic.