Andretta woolen thread art is a refreshing form compared to other thread embroideries. This art form is comparatively less time-consuming and inexpensive to manage. It illustrates varied themes of landscapes, birds, animals, flowers, portraits, scenery, etc., in its designs for wall hangings, cloth embroideries, card making, and other decorative items. Many admire this thread art for its durability and ability to enhance the beauty of the space where put up.
Artisan Mrs. Kamaljit Kaur from Andretta village, Himachal Pradesh runs an art center named ‘Shobha Singh Art Gallery’. Here many training programs are conducted for women and children under the supervision of artisans. A particular type of seasonal camp at the center includes classes on crafting creative pieces from material waste. One among such art forms is woolen thread art. Various types of embroideries, fabric painting, glass painting, quilling, greeting card making, etc., are also taught in those workshops.
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