• Linda

    Member
    June 2, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Hi, My name is Linda. I run a small e-commerce business selling natural dyes, fibers, handmade products, and much more.

    I have had the opportunity to teach both natural dyeing and indigo dyeing workshops around the world. The purpose of the workshops is to give the participants a new skill or to revive a forgotten skill. I have taught in Rwanda, Italy, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, and India as well as in the USA.

    On my travels, I have met some pretty amazing artisans doing beautiful work.

    I am passionate about textiles from fibers to the yarns to the fabrics to the printing and dyeing to the finished garments. Of course, my focus is on natural fibers and natural dyes!

    I am looking forward to the course.

    • Amorette

      Member
      June 3, 2022 at 5:04 pm

      Hi Linda,

      Welcome to our community! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with textile practices with us. We’re so happy to have you here and hope that you enjoy the course. We’d love to hear more about your experiences! Feel free to respond in the other discussion threads in this forum.

  • Janet

    Member
    June 7, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Hello to everyone. My name is Janet. Now that I have retired, I am busy returning to my long time interests in textiles. I spin and weave cloth for clothing. I am very interested in natural dyes, especially indigo, as well as printing with botanical paste and inks. I was fortunate to spend time in Kerala several years ago as part of an art residency. I love history and the diversity of different cultures. I am interested in the stories we find by studying textiles. Thank you for this class!

    • Amorette

      Member
      June 10, 2022 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Janet!

      Thank you so much for joining our community and for sharing your experiences with us! We’re thrilled that you’re here and we’re so happy that our course gives you a chance to keep exploring your interests. We hope that you enjoy the lessons! Feel free to let us know your thoughts about them through our feedback form when you finish.

  • Sanjay

    Member
    June 19, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Hello Everyone.

    This is Sanjay, I am a professional Photographer and Curious individual who love to read about research topics and would love to learn more about our cultures and their Derivates. Also, would love to photograph something related to textile. I hope this course will help me inspire.

    I am generally curious about MAP as well and have been following their activities on Instagram for quite sometime.

    • Amorette

      Member
      June 23, 2022 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Sanjay!

      Welcome to the community! We’re so glad that you like our work and that you are curious about South Asian art history. We hope you enjoy the course and that you continue to explore your interests through the other resources on the MAP Academy website. Do let us know what you think through the feedback form when you complete the course!

  • VENKATA RAMANA REDDY

    Member
    July 1, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    hello everyone! i am PALNATI.

    • Amorette

      Member
      July 25, 2022 at 5:49 pm

      Hi Palnati! Welcome to our community!

  • Manish

    Member
    July 3, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Hello Amorette Lyngwa,

    I am Manish, I am a history buff, with the help of MAP I would like to enhance my horizon of knowledge on paintings, art & culture, photography, historical structures, textiles etc…to be a part of like minded community so that I can learn from experiences of all members.

    Thanks

    • Amorette

      Member
      July 25, 2022 at 5:52 pm

      Hi Manish,

      Thank you for signing up for our course and for being a part of the MAP Academy community! We hope you get to explore more of your interests through this course and also through our other projects. Do let us know more about your experience as you make progress through the lessons!

  • Akila

    Member
    July 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Bonjour ,
    I am curious to know more about Indian silk fabric. Looking forward to learn more from you all here.

    • Amorette

      Member
      July 25, 2022 at 5:55 pm

      Hello! Welcome to our community! We hope you enjoy the course and that you learn more about silk and other textile traditions of the Indian subcontinent through these lessons!

  • Richard

    Member
    August 10, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Amorette,

    And hello everyone. I’m Rich. I work in IT as a software developer and have been interested in all forms of art for a very long time. I enjoy textiles and fashion and decided to take this course for personal enrichment.

    • Amorette

      Member
      September 7, 2022 at 10:50 am

      Hi Richard!

      Thank you so much for joining us and welcome to our community! We’re so happy that this course is giving you an opportunity to explore your interests further. We hope you’re enjoying the course so far!

  • Eva

    Member
    August 23, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Hello Amorette,

    my name is Eva and I am fascinated by textiles, colour and India, for obvious reasons.

    At the moment I am finishing my studies in art therapy, and I mean to write my final papers on plants, their colours and healing properties. I also mean to compare the use of colour in healing in India to that in Europe.

    I am sure this course is full of useful information for me!

    Thank you,

    Eva

    • Amorette

      Member
      September 7, 2022 at 10:47 am

      Hi Eva!

      Welcome to the community and thank you so much for sharing your interests with us! I hope you’re enjoying the course so far!

  • Savannah

    Member
    September 7, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Hi everyone!

    My name is Savannah Sinhal and I’m a fashion graduate, an Art Educator and certified Holistic Health Practitioner. When studying fashion, I focused on exploring Indian traditions of textiles and dressing, looking in to the cultural and spiritual connections of what we wear. After graduating, I also studied Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, specialising in nutrition and herbalism in particular. I now work across both arts and wellbeing, from research and writing, to personal consultancy and teaching workshops. I’m fascinated by the relationship between creativity and healing and working to preserve traditional and ancestral methods of both.

    Look forward to getting started with the course and getting to know you all more.

    Savannah

    • Amorette

      Member
      September 16, 2022 at 4:51 pm

      Hi Savannah!

      Welcome aboard! Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your background and very interesting relationship with textiles with us! We love learning more about different ways in which we can experience textiles. We’re so thrilled that you are here and we hope that the course adds value to your interests! We’d love to know your thoughts about it when you’re done. Feel free to fill in the feedback form after you finish all the lessons.

  • Teresa

    Member
    September 26, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Hello Amorette,

    I read about MAP Academy from and ArtNet newsletter that I receive daily. The article was about the new online encyclopedia of Indian art: a first of its kind! Congratulations to you and your team!

    My fascination with textiles has been lifelong. Now that I am retired, I am exploring my artistic interests and was drawn to your course on textiles. I was born in USA (and live in California), and have been married to a Punjabi for over 40 years, so I have had the immense privilege of visiting India many times, of being gifted saris, suits, shawls and phulkaris from generous friends and family, and I am simply fascinated by textiles, cloth, and the different ways to use them.

    I would love to see a course on the unique ways that people use unstitched cloth for their clothing. The turban is a great example of how individuals use unstitched cloth for self-expression (in addition to religious expression).

    I love visiting cloth markets in India: the sights, the smells, the sensation of the fabrics: are a feast for the senses!

    I am looking forward to viewing all of the videos in your course. Thank you for offering your course worldwide.

    • Amorette

      Member
      October 27, 2022 at 5:12 pm

      Hello!

      Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your interests with us, we’re really happy to hear about your lifelong relationship with textiles. We actually touch upon some of the interesting talking points that you mentioned, very briefly in our lessons. We hope you enjoy the course!

  • Maya

    Member
    October 12, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Hello Amorette and everyone else here,

    I am Maya an aspiring textile artist and researcher. I have been creating my own works with textile for the past three years, and am constantly looking for new things to learn especially on South and East Asian Textiles. Therefore when I found out about this course on a local newsletter I jumped to join it, just it time before it begins.

    I look forward to this course and interacting with all of you.

    • Amorette

      Member
      October 27, 2022 at 5:12 pm

      Hi Maya!

      Welcome to our community! Thank you so much for being here. We hope you enjoy the lessons and that they give you an opportunity to explore your interests further!

  • Ahana

    Member
    October 13, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Hello Amorette! My name is Ahana and I have an avid interest in knowing indigenous textiles and fabrics, along with the history of dye and prints. Although I am partially aware of Indian and most south asian prints, fabrics, textile dyes etc., I am also interested to know in greater detail the legacies of cultural transaction that have occurred in and around South Asia in regards to print and dye making. I was informed about this program from the main Instagram page of MAP Academy. I have a Masters in Comparative Literature and my passion for knowledge on fabrics, textiles and dye/prints has mainly been inspired by the rich heritage of transnational and international prestige enjoyed by India prior to Imperial subjugation beginning from the 1800 onwards. I am interested to trace the journey of the introduction of popular European fabrics such as chiffon, polyester, georgette, cotton vis a vis the Indian traditional fabrics and prints associated with silk, muslin, khadi, pashmina etc., and how the disruption owing to colonization has had a long term effect on the availability and popularity of indigenous dyes and fabrics.

    • Amorette

      Member
      October 27, 2022 at 5:13 pm

      Hi Ahana!

      Thank you so much for signing up for our course and for sharing your background and interests with us! We hope that you enjoy the course and that it adds value to your interests.

  • Kumuda

    Member
    October 17, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Hi,I am the Chair for Textile Club, Indian Women’s Association, Singapore. I am an artist, author and an arts educator who has over 15 years of experience in the visual arts scene in Singapore. This Course will help me explore a collaboration for reaching out to an audience in Singapore to appreciate Indian Textile Art & History. I am fascinated by the subject and look forward to an enjoyable yet informative learning.

    • Amorette

      Member
      October 27, 2022 at 5:15 pm

      Hi!

      Thank you so much for joining our course and online community! We hope you enjoy your experience of the course. We also are really excited about reaching a wider audience and would appreciate it if you share our work with your network!

  • Kausalya

    Member
    December 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Hi Amorette,

    My name is Kausalya and have been working in the field of textiles for the last 22 years. Have worked with various organisations like Fabindia, Jaypore, been an entrepreneur and am currently Design Manager at Taneira.

    My passion for Indian textiles , art and culture is what drove me to this field 30 years ago .

    My passion for textiles always inspires me to dig deeper and know more as I believe there is always more.

    hence doing this course and happy to absorb whatever more that comes from MAP

    • Amorette

      Member
      December 6, 2022 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Kausalya,

      So glad to have you here with us! Thank you so much for sharing your journey here, and we share your sentiment – there’s always so much more to learn about textiles! We hope you enjoy the course!

  • Indumathi

    Member
    December 3, 2022 at 6:34 am

    Hi. This is one indumathi from Tamil Nadu. I was always wanting to know about our indigenous textiles as a matter of interest. I have just begun to take the course on textiles. I have been with MAP online for sometime now. I tune in to some art and other informative feeds regularly. Thanks a lot for the wonderful initiative

    • Amorette

      Member
      December 6, 2022 at 2:05 pm

      Hello Indumathi!

      Welcome to our community and thank you for following our work! We’re so excited to have you here and we hope you’re enjoying the course so far!

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