Introduction to Textile Jewellery with Tanvi Kant

Two Day Creative Course

Photography by Tanvi Kant

Saturday 24 July and 31 July 2021



We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course. 

We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
Join textile artist Tanvi Kant in exploring the potential of hand worked textiles and how they can be transformed into meaningful adornments. Tanvi’s making practice is based on reusing reclaimed sari fabrics which will be supplied along with all tools; however, you are invited to bring along your own materials if you wish. The workshop will involve handling samples, viewing demonstrations, illustrated worksheets and practical workshops. You will learn how to transform lengths of fabrics into tactile cords through wrapping, whipping, hand-stitching and binding. You will also learn to knot and securely sew cord endings with loops and knots that also function as fastenings. By the end of the workshop, you will have created a variety of textile jewellery pieces that could range from bracelets, necklaces to rings.

What will I need to bring?
All materials are included but you may wish to bring fabric from home.

Art Room, only accessible using stairs.

Tanvi’s textile jewellery practice began by unpicking the woven threads of her mother’s silk sari. Looking for ways to prolong fabrics and clothing no longer worn she developed sculptural cords through wrapping, coiling, knotting and stitching. These award-winning pieces, sub-consciously infused with her Gujarati ancestral heritage reflect personal expressions of her own sense of fluid cultural identities and values. She draws inspiration from the textures, colours, and cycles of the natural world. Her work evolved into hand cut, paste and stitched collage expanding her love of transforming colour-inspired found materials into sensual and tactile organic forms beyond the body.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance refunds will be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.

In acknowledgement of these exceptional times, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has amended its refund policy on a temporary basis. Students are now entitled for refunds in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are unable to attend a class as you are showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  2. If you are unable to attend a class as someone you live with is showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  3. If Milton Keynes Arts Centre cancels or postpones classes.

Refunds shall be made on the basis of every class students have missed.

In all other instances outside of these circumstances, bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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