Students will be introduced to the cross-stitching technique as well as the various Palestinian motifs and their meanings. They will learn about the colors, materials and tools traditional used. By the end of the course, each student will have their own hand embroidered artwork framed in a large hoop.
1. Introduce students to the history of Palestinian embroidery, the tools, materials, colors and stitch type. Students begin practicing on small pieces of fabric.
2. Students complete their small samples and frame them in round hoops.
3. Come up with a final design to embroider and start the final project.
4. Complete the final embroidered piece.
Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.
Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.
- DMC Threads
- Aida Fabric
- Embroidery Needles
- Embroidery Scissors
- Embroidery Hoops
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
Majdulin Nasrallah is a designer and Artist, currently doing her masters degree in Interdisciplinary Design Studies. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in Interior Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar). Besides her design practices, she has many years of experience in Fine Arts, with a focus on oil painting, acrylic painting, and watercolor painting. She worked as a Research Assistant at VCUarts Qatar. Majdulin has received several design awards, including the Arab Engineering Bureau award for creative potential and achievement in 2016, and the Arab Engineering Bureau Design Excellence Award in 2017. She participated in several group exhibitions, including Qatar House in both Richmond and Germany, and Modern Prayer Rug in both Richmond and Qatar.