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Weaving Colours of Love – Traditional Hand-quilting Workshop (IV Edition)

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Weaving Colours of Love – Traditional Hand-quilting Workshop (IV Edition)
Arpita Gaidhane



“A Quilt is like an album of a lifetime of memories, and to wrap that around you when you sleep is lovely.”       Faiza Ahmad Khan, Participant
Quilting Workshop 2015



The beginnings of the fourth edition of the Quilting Workshop by Nirmalakka arranged by BuDa Folklore started weaving together long before the conception of the programme. As past participants and urban folk in need to connect with their roots persisted in their demands, the dates of January 24th to 26th 2015 were frozen for a three-day quilting retreat in the serene and vibrant home of Savita Uday in Bangalore.




 Living Room of Savita Uday’s Home, Venue of the Quilting Workshop




Twelve participants from diverse backgrounds came together for three days, and as we sat in the first circle to get to know each other and begin an unanticipated process, what seemed to be a simple skill-based programme towards weaving fabrics together slowly reveal…

Much awaited quilting workshop!

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3 Day Quilting Workshop in Bangalore



Journeying on the River Route

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Journeying on the River Route An excursion on the Sharavati River February 3rd to 7th 2015 Honnavar, Uttara Kannada



We at BuDa Folklore are very excited to send out this call to students  across schools and colleges for a memorable Study Tour on the Sharavati River. As part of the River Route Programme, students will be able to experience:
A  journey across the forgotten route of the Sharavati river, once a busy river route in Portuguese times. An Italian world traveler, Pietro Della Valle took a similar route in the Sharavati on 14th October, 1622 and has left behind a very interesting account of his journey. Beautiful views in the heart of Nature as we trek, ride by boat and travel from on end of the Sharavati River to the Arabian SeaHistorical sites of Gersoppe/Nagre and Haigunda, relatively untouched and unexplored places reminiscent of the long-gone past that give the air of mystery and adventureInteraction with and learning from the Tribes of Uttara Kannada, who live in ways that are…

Traditional hand quilting workshop in Bangalore - 4th edition Invitation

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Traditional hand quilting workshop in Bangalore - 4th edition Invitation


Mark your calendars! Its official.. Finally, BuDa Folklore is announcing the long-awaited Quilting Workshop! Nirmalakka will be here from Uttara Kannada to present the 3-Day Quilting Workshop in Bangalore.
Quilts and other cloth-based narratives are part of many cultures. Nirmalakka is a Master Artisan and has been associated with BuDa Folklore for many years. She will not only share her techniques and patterns in the process of stitching this traditional art, but also share her customs and colourful heritage with you. These have been passed down from mothers to daughters from generation to generation.
Now you too have the opportunity to join Nirmalakka, and with her guidance, you also can appreciate this age-old, magnificent tradition, while weaving your own stories through fabric. Please join us—whether you are a novice or an expert, in quilt creations. You will enjoy spending time with Nirmalakka and making a min…