A traditional handicraft for decorating fabric, embroidery is now being used as a contemporary craft to portray narratives that are no longer limited to flowery geometric designs and landscapes but can tell stories of identity. Embroiderers, whether professional or beginners, are invited to join this workshop to meet fellow enthusiasts and practitioners in the community, discuss the importance and challenges of this rising movement, share tips and tricks of the trade and create embroidered compositions that speak of their personal narratives. This workshop in inspired by SB14 artist Anwar Jalal Shemza’s practice of using modern Islamic patterns woven into carpets.

About the instructor

Surour Amini is an Adjunct Lecturer of Fine Arts and Graphic Design in Azad University in Dubai, holding a Masters in Fine Arts from Tehran Art and Architect University. She has taught workshops in many renowned art festivals and institutes, locally and internationally.


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Registration for this workshop closes on Wednesday, April 24 at 3:00pm.

For ages 16+

This workshops is free and open to the public.