Origami, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.

The small number of basic origami folds can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. In general, these designs begin with asquare sheet of paper whose sides may be of different colors, prints, or patterns.

Suryadatta Institute of Fashion Technology organized A Workshop on ORIGAMI .The use of origami dresses and boxes in different presentation, conceptualization of ideas are shared in the workshop.

Types of origami products shown in workshop are

  1. Origami Dress pattern 1
  2. Origami Dress pattern 2
  3. Origami Box
  4. Small paper bag type 1
  5. Small paper bag type 2

Traditional Saree draping

A Saree is a traditional Indian costume worn by women and girls. You have probably seen one if you have ever watched a Bollywood movie. The Saree is a long cloth, from four to nine yards in length that is draped on the body in various styles. The magnificence of a Saree, as a dress, is timeless and unmatched. But what usually gets to women is the question - How to wear a Saree perfectly? Not just that, queries extends further to, How to wear a Saree for a Party or How to wear a Sari to look slim. Suryadatta Institute of Fashion Technology organized A Traditional Saree Draping Workshop on the coming occasion of Navratri on 10th October 2015, for the students.

The workshop is taken by Swapnali Kulkarni (SIFT, Faculty). Seven types of traditional drapes were demonstrated to the students with according to the figure, occasion and type of saree by adding different tips about draping.

Types of drapes shown in workshop are

  1. Nivi Style
  2. Bengali Style
  3. Koorgi Style
  4. Bhojpuri Style
  5. Gujrathi Ghagra Style
  6. Nauwari – Maharashtrian Style
  7. Nauwari – South Indian Style


On the occasion of Diwali, a workshop was organized on 29th Oct’ 2015 in Suryadatta Institute of Fashion Technology (SIFT) for the students. The workshop was taken by Prof. Sheetal Athalye and Prof. Swapnali Kulkarni.

In the workshop, different types of lanterns and lamp decorations were demonstrated. The products were made from the day to day used materials. It was shown by how recycling the daily used materials, creative and attractive materials can be made. The various materials used for demonstrating were orange skin, plastic spoons, paper glasses, CD’s, Magazine covers, coloured papers, transparency, etc. In total 10 products were prepared using the above list of materials. The products are as follows:-

  1. Diya decoration on CD’s
  2. Floating Diya
  3. Rangoli Transparency
  4. Plastic Spoon lanterns
  5. Paper glass lantern
  6. Orange skin candle
  7. Paper cut-out lamp
  8. Pin hole paper lamp
  9. 3D diya
  10. Glass lamp

Paper Bag Workshop.

Paper bags are very useful for many purposes. For e.g. in Shopping Centers such as Clothing shop, Gift shop, Grocery stores etc. Paper bags are very easy to make. Paper bags are made from recycled paper or newspaper. This paper is also used for making envelopes. We use envelopes for greeting cards, post letters, important document as well as couriers. Making of paper bags and Envelopes is a useful Activity for non employed individuals. So paper is a good option for plastic as it gets recycled. It is easy to handle paper bags rather than plastic bag .It helps to reduce pollution. So always use paper bags and avoid use of plastic.

Workshop Printing Techniques Hand Block And Stencil Print

Among the various printing techniques used for printing the textile materials, two types of printing techniques-Hand Block and stencil printing were demonstrated in the workshop held on 24th Oct’ 2015. The workshop was conducted by the SIFT (Suryadatta Institute on Fashion Technology) for the students. The workshop was taken by Mrs. Sheetal Athalye (SIFT, Faculty).

Hand block printing process is the earliest, simplest and slowest of all printing methods. A design is drawn on, or transferred to prepared wooden blocks which are carved by a blockcutter. The printer applies colour to the block and presses it firmly and steadily on the cloth, striking it smartly on the back with a wooden mallet. In stencil printing, a pattern is cut from a sheet of stout paper or thin metal with a sharp-pointed knife, the uncut portions representing the part that will be left uncoloured. The sheet is laid on the fabric and colour is brushed through its interstices.

In the workshop, around 4 different designs were shown. Using the printing techniques, two samples for Hand block printing and two samples for stencil printing with spray and stencil printing. Students were satisfied and are enjoyed the 2 hrs session of the workshop.

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