In this workshop participants will learn about Bagru and Sanganeri block printing The workshop will dive deep into natural dye extractions, printing methods, dyeing methodology, and design development. The entire process from dyeing to fastening will use natural materials like citric acid, soap nut and alum.
No pre requisite skills needed.
Using blocks and Natural Dyes
This workshop will be conducted by Vikram Joshi and his experienced artisans of Rangotri, Jaipur. Mr. Joshi, a textile technologist started his career with the Handicraft Board Govt. Of India. He has been documenting traditional crafts of India, particularly Rajasthan since 1985. He has conducted various workshops and delivered talks in India and internationally to promote traditional crafts. He has been invited by Victoria and Albert Museum – London, University of Toulouse – France, City Council of Aleppo, Syria to share his experience and understanding. He has also been a visiting faculty at various Indian institutions like IIT Delhi, Kanpur, NID, NIFT, IICD, Arch Institute and Pearl Academy to interact with students to promote traditional Indian crafts.
Currently he is the Managing Director of an eco-friendly textile park in Bagru called Jaipur Bloc. This park is one of its kind in the craft industry as there are various measures taken to recycle and collect rain water and use solar energy. Recently the park has been awarded the “Most Responsible Indian Business Membership Organisation” by the Ministry Of Micro & Medium Enterprises. Jaipur Bloc has also received the an award for “Outstanding Performance” by The Ministry of Textiles, India.
Mr. Joshi is also a core member of the national advisory body of the Confederation of Indian Industry – CII for the craft sector. His company Rangotri nestled in Sanganer, started in 1995 promotes and preserves this textile heritage. Rangotri