Exploring Ralli quilt design

Dates:    19th to 23rd November 2018

Timings:  15:00 – 19:00

Fee:  Rs. 7,000.00

Tutor:  Isra Butt from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London

Course description:

This course is an excellent opportunity to explore how principles of design are transformed into works of art using a variety of skills. Inspired by Sindh’s Ralli quilts, in this course participants will explore the characteristic 4- and 8-fold geometric shapes of this traditional art form, designing stylised nature motifs with different symmetries. They will then produce their own Ralli-inspired piece using fabrics they colour themselves with dyes found in nature, completing several finished sample pieces using a variety of mediums and techniques.

Materials list:
Each student needs to bring:

  • 2H pencil
  • 2B pencil
  • Ruler
  • Compasses
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • A4 plain paper
  • A3 cartridge paper
  • Painting brushes, round sizes 1and 4
  • Palette
  • Water cup
  • Water cup

Paper cutting

  • Good quality sharp scissors
  • 2 sheets each A4 coloured paper, red, blue, black, white and yellow
  • Glue stick
  • Materials for VMCTA to provide:

    • Masking tape
    • Madder
    • Indigo
    • Pomegranate skin
    • Alum
    • Access to water
    • Measuring jug
    • Sieve
    • Hot plate
    • lid tight container for 5 litres at least (can be a box)
    • 2 pans – one to dye the pomegranate skin and one to dye the madder.
    • 3 long-handled wooden spoons.

    Fabric dyeing

  • 4 per student 30cm x 30cm unbleached cotton fabric per student.
  • White and black cotton thread
  • Needles
  • Student Testimonials

    Amazing Experience – excellent class – really like the way the teacher teaches

    Fareeha Yousuf

    The teachers and their knowledge is so great that anyone would want to come back-looking forward for more programmes, degrees and courses in traditional arts.

    Memona Aly

    Course was very comprehensive for 2 hours- tutor was excellent taught in a simple easy was- would like to see more of these courses – want to bring friends along- would like to take a course in ceramics as well as other traditional arts.

    Shamama Hasany

    The courses offered here are hardly available anywhere else with the acre and quality I got here-enjoyed how timely the course was taught and everything was perfectly managed

    Hani Javed

    Arts calms my corporate furore down- Highly satisfied more interested in evening classes because of my day job

    Heba Moeen

    Really nice to learn geometry skills in the easy way

    Rubab Bashir

    will recommend it to my friends to attend as it is different from other courses and very interesting- There should be more such courses which highlight more our culture

    Sapna Jatoi

    I have been waiting to learn this for so long for these courses- I would like more courses

    Rakhsinda Arshad

    Need more diploma courses-Need more time-informative

    Safia Bilal