june 06 programmes
8th june to saturday 10th june
10.00 am - 6.30 pm
'Jewellery Exhibition' by
the Graduating Students of The Jewellery Design Institute
through history has been a treasure trove of various
precious stones and Indian Jewellery has not remained
just craft but evolved into an art - both in design
Many institutes have introduced jewellery education,
the pioneer being JPDC, New Delhi. It is the educational
project of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion
Council sponsored by Ministry of Commerce, Government
of India. Not only does the institute educate the
students technically but also gives them an opportunity
to understand the aesthetics of Jewellery Design courses
designed here in JPDC are essentially for the ambitious,
creative and determined career seeking students.
JPDC thus aims to create a world class professional
manpower Indian Jewellery sector.
As a final step leading into their career, the students
at the Jewellery Engineering level are introduced
to industry related techniques through various projects
- lathe operation, electroforming having already completed
courses in advanced jewellery casting and specialized
stone setting.. A six week internship in a reputed
jewellery company under the guidance of the institute
leads to a deeper understanding of the industrial
set up. The main focus of all the projects, lies in
visualizing contemporary design and maintaining international
This exhibition displays the jewellery of the following
graduating students :
My designs are based on different concepts which makes
me more enthusiastic to put them into jewellery pieces.
My designs are simple but the new techniques involved
in their production add on to the beauty of the pieces.
Jewellery has always fascinated me in each and every
aspect. My insight and passion for jewellery have
been a source of inspiration for my designs. I love
to play with diamonds and coloured stones. My designs
are always free flowing and very colourful. They reflect
simplicity and elegance which are part of feminine
beauty. BHARTI KUMAR
Jewellery as the creation of art has changed the perspective
towards the jewel art. As a jewellery designer and
a Jewel Smith today I have the creativity of enhancing
the real spark of a jewel piece. Today with knowledge
and understanding I possess, I would do the best in
rising high in this sparkling world. KANIKA JAIN
Technical understanding has enhanced my creativity
as a designer and smith. That’s how I discovered
how to channelize inspirations and communicate ideas
to make jewellery that is appealing and practical.
I always wanted to go for something that includes
creativity but is simultaneously exciting. Jewellery
has always been fascinating to me . Jewellery manufacturing
served my purpose and made my dreams come true. Learning
different techniques of manufacturing helped me to
homologate my ideation in a practical and ravishing
way. Everything that seemed Magical now seems an art
to me. NEHA SHARMA
Call it jewellery designing or imagination on fire.
Being a jewel smith, it helps one to tap his/her potential
for creative thinking and adds depth to ones observing
and analytical ability. Creativity coupled with technical
knowledge gives me the confidence to take on any challenge
in this world of gemstones and jewellery. PRIYANKA
14th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 28th & 30th
7.00 to 8.00 pm '8 Yoga
Rajika Mehta (spiritually Vani)
teaches in these 8 classes the Shivananda style of
Hatha yoga. This consists of the Surya Namaskar (Salute
to the Sun), neck rolls, eye exercises and the 12
basic yoga postures of this style. Pranayanam (breathing
exercises) will also be taught along with basic relaxation
techniques and postures. To learn more about the benefits
and the postures go to http://www.theatticdelhi.org/yoga
Rajika has been practicing this style of yoga for
7 years and is a certified teacher. She teaches at
various schools, embassies and other venues around
Delhi and also does private classes and workshops.
She follows a yogic way of life that includes a vegetarian
diet, meditation, asana, relaxation techniques, pranayam
and satsang. Rajika has experienced the tremendous
benefits of yoga practice first hand, leading to enhanced
levels of health and well being. Her vision is to
share and transmit this valuable and life giving practice
with as many people as possible.
Charges: Rs 1600 for all 8 classes.
Cheques payable to Amarjit Bhagwant
Singh Charitable Trust. Call Sunil
23746050 to register. Max size of class 10 (min.5).
15th to 30th NATURAL DYEING FORTNIGHT
10 am to 6.30 pm "EXHIBITION/
SALE OF VEGETABLE PRINTED TEXTILES"
by THE SHOP
Shop has been associated with modern designs and prints
since its inception in 1970. In 1975 it set up its
own printing workshop under the guidance of Riten
Mojumdar in a garage in Sujan Singh Park. Since then
The Shop now has a full fledged design and printing
factory in Noida. The retail shop Regal Buildings
has had over the years the best collection of vegetable
prints from Bagru, Balotra and Barmer in Rajasthan,
Ikat dyed fabrics from the village of Koyalagudem
and Kalamkaris from Machilipatnam in Andhra and the
Bagh prints from Madhya Pradesh. The Shop remains
committed to the promotion and sale of vegetable printed
and natural dyed textiles.
7.00 pm' "Some Aspects
of Natural Dyeing in India" Inauguration &
Professor Gulrajani (Head of Department of Natural Dyeing
Gulrajani is a Fellow of Society of Dyers & Colourists
(U.K.) and an Honorary Fellow of Textile Association
(India). He's a member of the high power committee
for Sericulture Industry, Member Advisory Committee
of National Information Center of Textiles & Allied
Services, RND Director of Alps Industries and World
Bank Consultant on Silk Development Project in Bangladesh.
He has guided more than 70 students for Phd and M
Tech degrees, published over120 research papers, edited
24 books and has an Indian patent on the production
of natural dyes that has been put to commercial use.
10 am to 1 pm 'Indigo
Dyeing Workshop' by
is the blue dye derived from crushing & composting
the indigo plant. The dye is sold in the form of a
"cake" and traditionally fabrics are dyed
through a living natural fermentation process which
"reduces" the Indigo in a vat changing the
colour from yellow to green to blue after exposure
An Indigo vat can easily be kept at home and the only
ingredients required are the indigo cake, soda ash,
wheat bran and "madder" an enzyme that creates
the fermentation and deoxidizes the indigo. Learn
this easy process and dye your own shirts and chunnis.
Dr. Ismail Mohammed Khatri comes from a famous family
of vegetable dyers and printers. About 400 years ago,
in the time of Rao Bharmalji I, the khatri community
who comprise the chippas or printers are believed
to have migrated from Larkana, Sindh to Ajrakpur,
Bhuj. Larkana was famous for its ajarakh prints, (and
the Bhutto family). Ismail bhai is the ninth generation
of the khatri family, pioneering natural dyes. He
and his brothers have set up workshops to revive the
age old vegetable prints. He is a National Awardee
for excellence in traditional textile dyeing and printing.
Learn from a real master. He is coming all the way
from Bhuj to teach this workshop.
Charges Rs 400. All materials provided
including fabric and dyeing kit. Cheques payable toThe
Shop. Contact Lima 95120 2420682 for registration.
10 am to 1 pm 'How to
Dye with Tea Leaves & Haldi (turmeric)'
by Lima Das
colour derived from soaking fabric in hot tea (no
milk & sugar) is second only to the taste of the
tea. The natural soft beige colour on soft cotton
fabric can only be imagined by those who buy exquisite
clothing. And the beautiful sheen of a haldi dyed
fabric is not something you can buy anywhere.
However the colours need to be fixed before trying
it at home. Attend this workshop and learn the art
of natural dyeing.
Lima is a final year student from NID, specialized
in natural dyeing Her enthusiasm to revive this art
into a contemporary fashion mould has taken her to
Jaipur to learn dyeing techniques and to Bhubaneshwar,
Orissa to meet B.C. Mohanty the pioneer of natural
dyeing in India. Professor Gulrajini is her guide
in her current project experimenting with the tea
and haldi colours that she will be demonstrating and
teaching in this workshop.
Charges Rs 300. All materials provided
including fabric and dyeing kit. Cheques payable to
The Shop. Contact Lima 95120 2420682 for registration.