Drop-in and Stitch

Ended - Sunday 11 June 2023

Natalya Konforti is a designer, artist and cultural programme facilitator with a degree in Fashion Design from ESMOD International. A decade in the garment industry cultivated her response to colour palettes, a fascination with patterns as well as a deep appreciation for textile craftsmanship. Her process-driven, introspective practice is grounded in what we leave behind; channelling themes of memory, community and sustainability. Through a variety of mixed mediums including photography, paint and textile, her work pays homage to a meaningful technique, material or location.

Natalya has participated in exhibitions at Tashkeel, RAKFAF, Alserkal Avenue, DIFC Art Nights and World Art Dubai. She runs several non-profit community initiatives and is a contributor to cultural entities such as Jameel Arts Centre, Sharjah House of Wisdom, Dubai Design Week and Sharjah Art Foundation. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The National, Khaleejesque, Friday Magazine, Arab News and Uppercase Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Pop Sugar ME and Xstitch magazine. She has been awarded a cultural Golden Visa by Dubai Culture and was named one of 12 UAE environmental thought leaders by Livehealthy.

Schedule:

Date: 11 June 2023

Time: 10 - 11:30 am

Capacity:

15 spaces left

Location:

Al Safa Art & Design Library

Open to the public

Registration Deadline:

11 June 2023

Come stitch1

Join us for a calming and meditative community stitching event! All needlework practitioners, regardless of skill level or medium, are welcome to bring their projects and stitch together. Whether you enjoy embroidery, quilting, hand sewing, crochet, cross stitch, punch needle, or macramé, this event is for you. Connect with like-minded textile enthusiasts, seek advice, and exchange recommendations while enjoying the therapeutic benefits of slow stitching. Don't forget to bring your needle and thread!

Presented by Tashkeel in collaboration with Sikka Platform and Al Safa Art & Design Library

Opening Hours

Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 26, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue
Sun-Thu 10am – 7pm, Fri 9am–12pm
(closed Saturdays & public holidays).

Makerspace, Unit 89, Alserkal Avenue
Sat-Thu 10am – 7pm
(closed Fridays & public holidays).

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba
Nad Al Sheba 1
Temporarily closed for renovation


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