The project involved 15 young girls over a period of 8 half-day workshops. The sessions took place at Shantona Women’s Centre, where participants were introduced to different textile techniques.
Working with artists Milena Dragic and Musarat Raza, the girls developed their skills in drawing, silk painting, lino printing and tie-dyeing. Looking at traditional Henna patterns, the group collated research materials for inspiration and developed the design ideas to use as part of their end product.
The workshops encouraged participants to build confidence, share ideas, explore new skills and experiment with different techniques. At the end of the 8-weeks participants create a cushion showing the techniques they learnt during the sessions.
Thank you to Shantona Co-ordinators Fahima and Rokhsana for their support during the sessions.