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Mandala Wall Hanging

2-Session Weekend Workshop

Saturday, March 7 and 14, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00VW

By Lauren Kingsland

Eastern sacred design meets Western textile techniques as students create a quilted mandala wall hanging based on the kolam tradition. Southern Indian women create kolam designs—traditional patterns of points surrounded by continuous lines—to beautify their doorways and to center themselves each morning. The points are made with buttons or beads, which may be provided by the student or chosen from those offered in class. Both couching and bias-tube methods of creating the line are taught. Experience in hand- and machine-sewing and quilting is helpful, but not required. A limited number of sewing machines are available to share in the classroom.

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Instructor: Lauren Kingsland

2 sessions, 5 hours each

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3031
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)