Skills + Design Training
Our current program offers skills training in sophisticated patchwork and aggregated stitch patterns, revolutionizing traditional kantha quilting techniques. Each piece reveals the hand and heart of its maker.
“Anchal artisans are not simply seamstresses, they are designers.” Each product is created with the artisan’s unique perspective & tells a personal story.
Design training introduces artisans to basic design principles through exercises in color theory, composition and pattern. In addition, we teach our artisans to translate local imagery into hand-stitched fabric compositions that express the regional cultures and surroundings. This form of self-expression and storytelling is at the root of the healing and empowering benefits design can contribute.