Inspirational Afghan Embroidery

Powerpoint  Presentation

Date, time and venue by appointment

A self-help project supported by DAI initiative and Madeira Yarns. Supporting village women living north of Kabul in Afghanistan by selling their hand-embroidered 8x8cm tiles.
Suitable for Embroidery Guild groups, approved by W.I. in 2004

Forest Forever Exhibition UK

Exhibitions of works combining Afghani embroidery with European textile arts shown in the UK in 2016.

Gardens Around the World for 2018

A project based on A3 textile designs presenting individual ideas of gardens – a starting point and result of an invitation to European textile artists.

December 2015 – 72 of those submitted starting points were selected by a jury and, two months later, flown to Afghanistan to be distributed to local embroiderers to be continued.

The idea was for them to express their ideas of gardens and aesthetic concepts before the pieces were returned to the European textile artists to be finished. Some of them decided not to change anything, some added parts here and there. Still others ‘dug up’ whole gardens again.

The results show how people from completely different backgrounds enter through an exciting dialogue through the language of textile art. I will be showing those works and there will be an opportunity to view and purchase embroidered squares for your own use or just to keep.

Sponsored by ICHF Ltd, I will be showing ‘Gardens Around the World’ at these events:

  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, EventCity Manchester: tbc early February 2018
  • The Quilting Show, SECC Glasgow: 8-11 March 2018
  • Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch, NEC Birmingham: 15-18 March 2018
  • Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, ExCeL London: 5-7 April 2018

For more information about these textiles shows by ICHF, please see or keep up to date via twitter @thecraftshows or facebook /ICHFevents