today our 5-day workshop began! our main objective for this workshop is to inspire a new line of quilts that more specifically reflect the culture and surroundings of the artisans, who are sex workers living in ajmer. the day before, we took photos of fruit stands, bags of chilis, brightly painted walls and rickshaws. we printed these and gave them to the workshop participants to translate into fabric collages. throughout the week we’ll continue to develop these into 18″ x 24″ textile artwork and will use some for future quilt templates.