The Embroideriers Guild NSW is hosting a twilight event with Carole Douglas this Saturday afternoon 4 -6pm that will fascinate anyone who has been or would love to visit Kutch.
This really is a 'must see' if hand embroidery and the silent narrative of womens' craft is one that fascinates and intrigues you, as it does me!
Carole's relationship with Kutch, or Kachchh as the locals call it, goes back decades. A skilled fabric printer in her own right, Carole has spent many years with women from the different tribal communities here....She's privliged to have seen girls born, and grow in to talented artisans under the watchfull eye of their mother, grandmothers and aunts to become a bride with an impressive catalogue of her own handcrafts to begin her married life with. Carole has a deep understanding of Kutchi culture and tradition that's remarkable and rare for someone from outside these communities. Her regular visits and sensitivity to tradition have earned her enormous respect amongst the women of Kutch and their families.
Kutch embroideries are packed with symbolisim and stunning imagery....Carole can tell of an individuals life and circumstance, just by 'reading' their embroideries. It is totally fascinating and Oh how I'd love to be at her talk on Saturday!
'In her own voice - the narrative of stitch' is accompanied by an exhibition of valuable textiles from Carole's own private collection, which will be all the more appreciated with insight gleaned from Caroles talk.
A 'must see'
Phone 02 9743 2501 for more details