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Shisha Embroidery Workshop with Nisha Desai

July 12, 2023 at6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$35 – $40

A 2-hour beginner-friendly workshop on Shisha Embroidery. Using the materials provided, participants will leave with the embroidery skills necessary to produce beautiful mirrorwork embroideries.

Shisha Embroidery, also known as mirror work embroidery, has been widely used throughout Southwestern Asia and on the Indian subcontinent. The Shisha Embroidery technique is a type of adornment that affixes mirrors to fabric through a variety of stitches. This technique is applicable on many fabrics such as cotton, silk, chiffon, and many more, which can then be turned into attractive apparel and accessories ranging from sarees-blouse to cushions, covers, belts, and purses.

About the instructor:

Nisha Desai has knowledge about the techniques of embroidering small mirrors onto fabric and how to combine them with diverse stitches in order to make animal and flower designs. She has also knowledge about beading called three beads work. Originally from Ahmedabad, the capital of the province of Gujarat, India. Nisha came to Winnipeg with her husband, daughter, and son in April 2012. Trained as a medical laboratory technician, she is now working as a childcare assistant at the Seven Oaks School Division. Nisha was taught embroidery by her mother when she was a little girl.

Accessibility Information about the space: 329 Cumberland has wheelchair access around the right side of the building. The C2 Centre has gender-neutral family washrooms. If you require any accommodations related to this presentation, please contact us at (204)615.3951 or via email at

Deadline to register: July 5th, 2023

Fee: $35 for MCML members, $40 for Non-Members. Supply kit fee of $10


July 12, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$35 – $40
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329 Cumberland ave
329 Cumberland Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1T2 Canada
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