Workshops

Meet the Maker

Textiel Factorij is inviting 5 craftsmen from India to the Netherlands. 9th generation masters will give a two-day masterclass in Amsterdam. The masterclass has been postponed till October 2018. More information will follow soon. 

There are 10 places per workshop available, 50 in total. Since we are working in small groups, we are relatively flexible. 

You can choose from the following workshop:

WORKSHOP 1 – AJRAKH BLOCKPRINTING by SUFIYAN KHATRI

Day 1 – 10.00 – 16.00

You can choose to do carving or learn in more dept about natural dyeing and blockprinting. Ajrakh consists of 14 stages and is relatively complex. 

  • Introduction to Ajrakh
  • Demonstration of making your own dyes
  • Printing, dyeing, washing, coloring, boiling, washing, printing 

Day 2 – 10.00 – 16.00

At the end of the workshop you will have a better understanding on Ajrakh blockprinting technique and it’s origin, meaning. You will be able to apply natural dyes and complex printing techniques. 

End result  

Cotton scarf (60x60cm). If time permist you can make a bigger scarf. 

WORKSHOP 2 – BANDHANI by ABDULJABBAR KHATRI

Day 1 – 10.00 – 16.00

  • Introduction to bandhani
  • Demonstration of various tie & dyeing techniques
  • Choose a technique to experiment with 

Day 2 – 10.00 – 16.00

  • Continue with your experiment or choose a new technique

End result  

Silk scarf (55 x 200cm)

WORKSHOP 3 – MATA NI PACHEDI by KIRIT CHITARA

Day 1 – 10.00 – 16.00

  • Introduction to mata ni pachedi
  • Demonstration of the process
  • Learn to use a bamboopen to draw on textiles

Day 2 – 10.00 – 16.00

  • Continue with your experiment or start a new piece 

End result  

Cotton piece with simple design (55 x 55 m)

WORKSHOP 4 – WEAVING by SHAMJI VANKAR

Day 1 – 10.00 – 16.00

  • Introduction to Kachchh weaving
  • Demonstration of the process
  • Learn to weave on the loom with embroidery designs

Day 2 – 10.00 – 16.00

  • Continue with your experiment and make a belt

End result  

Woven belt with traditional embroidery designs

WORKSHOP 5 – BLOCK CARVING by GHANSHYAMBHAI GAJJAR

Day 1 – 10.00 – 16.00

  • Introduction to block carving
  • Demonstration of the process
  • Learn to use the different tools to carve patterns

Day 2 – 10.00 – 16.00

  • Continue with your experiment and finish your design

End result 

A simple carved teak wooden block

Sign up for this unique possibility.

Costs: 350 EUR per workshop (2 days) | Student discount 250 EUR | Incl. materials, tea & coffee
For more information please contact us via: hello@textielfactorij.org.

If you are interested and would like to know more about one or more of our workshops,
please get in touch with us.