The New Silk Road Project that we have been involved in with the British Council is now in its second phase. Yemi Awosile, a Chelsea graduate is back from spending a month in Lahore, Pakistan working at the NCA textile college. We are now hosting Sabiha Rajar, who teaches textiles at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi.
Sabiha will be spending a month in the textiles department here, running workshops on natural dyeing and traditional Pakistani embroidery. She has brought in her suitcase dyestuffs including turmeric and pomegranate and we are looking forward to seeing what she produces. We will post some images of the workshops once they are underway.