Hazara Embroidery originates from central Afghanistan. This beautiful embroidery technique uses fine lines of stitching in vibrant coloured threads to create a variety of geometric shapes. In Afghanistan this embroidery can be found on for example; dresses, bags, purses and napkins.

You will create your very own Hazara embroidery inspired design onto a 100% cotton black tote bag.

This course is suitable for all levels including beginners.


Red Room, Phoenix Art Space

All tools and materials including a number of different threads and 100% cotton black tote bag will be provided.

Saj Fareed is a British Asian slow artist and artist educator. She has developed her career working on a wide range of art education projects for museums, galleries, schools and many other establishments for over 25 years. Saj has a keen interest in promoting the arts and crafts to a wider audience and as a tool for creative expression and learning. The aim is to also empower and inspire individuals in their own creative process.

Through her creative practice, Saj takes inspiration from her desire to live a slower pace in her life and the importance of creative self care for our wellbeing. Her creative process in making her art and leading workshops is very much led by a mindful based approach to help us to learn to pause from our everyday lives.

As a British Asian artist, she has been thinking more about cultural heritage and how that can help us to deepen our vision and values to thrive. Saj is exploring arts and crafts inspired from the South Asian continent to create a new monthly arts and crafts subscription box called Fursat Box.

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