Bhopal: State awardee Asma Ali came to CRISP to give a workshop on embroidery to the students, she shared her experience and wisdom of work with the students.
She even shared that she never uses the exact tools for the embroidery; instead she does a free hand embroidery on any piece of fabric, she shared her miniature designs of animals and flowers, telling about the intricate details of hand embroidery. She is inspired by nature and incorporates natural elements in her art..from combinations to style!
Students were mesmerized by her embroidery details and got to learn the freestyle as well. Fashion design faculty Rani Malviya was present there to help out the students with the details. For interior design students they got to learn about the importance of Hand embroidery in Home furnishings. Centre for Research and Industrial Staff Performance, (CRISP), Bhopal has been established in the year 1997 as a premier service providing institution in Hi-tech areas. The institution has an autonomous status as Society under the bilateral cooperation between the Govt of Madhya Pradesh and the Federal Republic of Germany under their Indo–German Technical Cooperation agreement therein the Ministry of SME, Government of India was the line Ministry.
The Department of Technical Education & Skill Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh and German Technical Cooperation agency (GIZ) were the implementation partners. The Society has representation from the industry, the academia, Government and the German partners. The Headquarter of CRISP spreads over 2.5 Acres of Land and is located in Central India, in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, It has established its centres at several national & international locations.
Students learned about design conceptualization, working different stitches, adding 3D effect, filling work, design explorations and much more. Asma Ali also explained how to create 3D effects, geometrical, natural and embossed designs as well as making appropriate use of accessories and space throughout a design. Talking about colour combinations, she said that when working with brighter colours as the base, thread selection becomes very important to enhance a design. A muting or balancing colour must be used within the design to balance it. She also spoke about the technique of merging and muting embroidery. In this background is the focus of the work and the embroidery is more subdued.