27th Feb 2023
St. Lukes' Church, UK
Hands-on Rangoli making workshop with the Refugee Hub, supporting asylum seekers and members of public by making conversations and memories of home. It was funded by Hampshire Isle of Wight Community Fund. It took place on 27th February 2023 at St. Luke’s’ Church, Portsmouth.
This series of 2 workshops focuses on knitters who want to explore a different approach to knitting, rather than producing a dull domestic object. This workshop is structured (detailed structure will be provided upon reserving your seat) to crossover Indian culture and textile techniques, producing a tapestry of conversations, gestures, emotions and relationships. You can bring your own story, technique and culture! Join her in building a home together! A home through knitting!
Sep., Oct. 2022 & Feb. 2023
All Saints Church, UK
This series of 3 Knitting workshops supported women who had experienced any kind of gender-based violence. It was fully funded by Hampshire Isle of Wight Community Fund. The workshop allowed them to feel warmth of the wool, joy of working together and satisfactory - as they knitted whether a random patch or a scarf just how their mother/aunt/grandmother would have done. (Photos were Not taken due to ethical and privacy concerns)
13th Aug. 2022
Jack House Gallery, UK
This was a part of my first solo exhibition at the Jack House Gallery. I conducted two hands-on workshops during my exhibition. Firstly, a Knitting corner inviting local community to be a part of my story of home. Asking where their home is, and how they cope with the sense of loss? It was successful event, it initiated many conversations across disciplines of textile, design and maker enthusiast.
20th Aug. 2022
Jack House Gallery, UK
This was a part of my first solo exhibition at the Jack House Gallery. I conducted two hands-on workshops during my exhibition. secondly, hands-on Rangoli making - inviting local community to be a part of my story of home. They sat on the floor and used their bare fingers to draw, fill colours and improvise their design. Many of the makers said: "They found the Rangoli making process very relaxing, colourful and kid-like where they could do whatever they want, make mistakes and change the design without worrying about the outcome"
Jan. 2020 & Jul. 2022.
Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth', UK
This was a FREE workshop for University of Portsmouth's students and staff to come and knit together - creating a network across. Students from MA IAD Course were involved, exchanging their cultural stories along with stories of displacement and life events.
St. Luke’s Christmas Fair, UK
This was a open community knitting session, inviting not only women but also men to pick up needles and knit. This knitting workshop created a bridge to support MA IAD student of Portsmouth University for their survey of involving local community of Portsmouth to get their ideas on their refurbishment design unit for St. Luke's Church. It was a successful event, as students and community members knitted together creating a conversation of comfort and inclusion.