The needlework tradition of embroidery dates back to 2300 - 1500 BC and has been richly inherited by various regions, each having its special style. This lends the profession immense versatility and scope. Embroidery is a highly versatile craft that covers every type of ornamental work done with a needle. It involves a variety of techniques that produce different effects, from flat to raised, using threads that vary in thickness and colour. For example, silk thread, wool, chenille and straw can be used creatively by adding sequins, stones, shells, beads. This adds to the richness of the fabric and creates a texture that suits the demands of the client as well as the occasion.”
Types of Embroidery
Diverse types of embroidery exist in India. Kashmiri embroidery reflects the exuberance of nature and is characterized by paisley motifs and landscapes, while Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) embroidery is inspired by the miniature paintings of the Mughal rule. Other forms include Kantha, Kasuthi, Kutch, Phulkari, Zardosi and host of others that are typical to the different states of India, with a distinct combination of stitches and traditional designs. Other forms of embroidery that are popular around the globe are Victorian Embroidery, Broderie Anglaise, Florentine and Sashiko.
Today embroidery can also be classified into machine and digital embroidery. Machine embroidery is done using a machine and has a good scope in domestic and export market. According to designer Anmol Kakad of Kakad Designs corp., “Machine embroidery is now being commonly used, as it is pocket friendly and also easily available. This embroidery has been enhanced with the coming in of computer and digital embroidery. It is an especially useful option for large scale production houses that have mass productions to deal with.”The objective of the course is to provide trainees the skill and knowledge in advanced embroidery techniques by hand, treadle sewing machine and automatic zigzag lock stitch machine so that they are able to seek self employment or employment in industry as skilled worker.
What You Learn
The course covers- Machine Embroidery, Hand Embroidery, Art in Embroidery & creative Embroidery.
How You Learn
The course is divided into four segments-
The course is suitable for beginners who are intrigued by the intricacies of embroidery and would like to explore their creative potential and for those who want to enhance their skills through a structured but relaxed course of learning. In the first segment, students are taught:-
The main purpose of the second segment is to enable the student from beginner to experienced to take an exciting journey of discovery through sampling, testing, exploring materials and developing new techniques and a personal style.
In the third module, you will be introduced to two more elements of design, - shape and form. The course also covers translucency, opacity, space, pattern and rhythm. Each session takes you another step towards becoming an independent designer and encourages you to reflect on your learning at every stage.
In the fourth segment, students will be introduced to two more elements of design - Shape and Form. The course also covers translucency, opacity, space, pattern and rhythm. Each session takes you another step towards becoming an independent designer and encourages you to reflect on your learning at every stage.
Skills You Learn
Professional embroiderers are comfortable manipulating various types of sewing machines and are knowledgeable of both traditional hand sewing techniques as well as computer design programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat, and Photoshop. These individuals are dedicated to details and possess a strong sense of creativity and applied design.
On completion of the course, the trainees are expected to be able to:-
Duration of the Course: 6 months
Interested candidates must have appeared/passed the CBSE/ISCE/ISC/Regional Board (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.
We, at EXIN follow the following evaluation procedures for admission to its various courses. Candidates have to undergo:
The admission procedure to various courses at EXIN follows the method of:
1. An admission test.
2. An all-inclusive interview.