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Indian Embroidery Talk & Demo by Master Embroiderer, Asif Shaikh from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

July 24, 2022 @ 09:00 - 11:00


On 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. Asif will share his Indian craft-embroidery journey, showcasing his exquisite embroidered items to discuss a variety of Indian embroidery techniques and to demonstrate the quintessentially Gujarati technique of Mirror Embroidery.

Asif 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.

Talk & Demo Group 1:  9:00 – 10:00 am

Talk & Demo Group 2:  10:15 – 11:15 am

Registration: $20 (General) / $15 (WSN)

WSN members, please email staff[at]yoshikowada.com for the discount code.

Following Asif’s talk and demo, join us for a Potluck Reception:  12:30 pm – 3 pm, and enjoy trunk shows in our garden with Atsushi Futatsuya offering Japanese Sashiko and Asif offering Indian Embroidery.









Asif Sheik

Asif has been dedicated to the rich tradition of embroidery in India since a young age and continues to work tirelessly to promote the artistry and sustainability of this heritage craft.

He initiated WALKING HAND-IN-HAND in February 2016. Asif Shaikh and Villo Mirza, both Ahmedabad-based textile and fashion specialists, founded the Craft Design Society Art Foundation (CDS  Art Foundation) with the aim to take beautiful, handcrafted Indian textiles to the world’s stage, to share space with the best global textile and fashion brands. 

CDS Art Foundation organizes a one-of-a-kind fashion show in India, Walking Hand-in-Hand, with focus on co-design with artisans. They aim to  connect artisans and leading designers as knowledge partners to produce a line of couture garments. Symbolically, the artisan and designer walk together on the fashion ramp, showing the vital role of the artisan in contemporary fashion creation. 


Asif Shaikh Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asifembroidery/?hl=en

Asif Selvedge Profile: https://www.selvedge.org/products/asif-shaikh-foundation-embroidery-india

Asif Business Standard Article: https://www.business-standard.com/article/beyond-business/asif-shaikh-the-embroidery-wala-who-took-on-the-mighty-designer-120031700637_1.html

Asif Cultural Intellectual Rights Initiative: https://www.culturalintellectualproperty.com/asif-shaikh


July 24, 2022
09:00 - 11:00


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