RTA Chishti Kapur organises a “Sari Workshop” at Amethyst on October 8

Drapes of elegance

Amethyst hosts a “Sari Workshop” by RTA Chishti Kapur. Kapur will share her knowledge from her research and documentation of the rich textile heritage of India since 1980. She started the Sari School in 2009. This school has been set up to promote the use, understanding, survival and re-invention of the unstitched garment. She initiated Taanbaan in 2010 which offers a variety of indigenous organic cotton and silk varieties, using hand spun yarns on the traditional spinning wheel and low twist silks woven on handlooms.

The workshop will take place in Amethyst (entrance, next to Corporation Bank, Whites Road, Royapettah) on October 8, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. There will also be an exhibition showcasing select saris, dupattas and scarves in silk and cotton.

A taste of good things

An event by Tasting Pleasures on October 4 at 7 p.m.

The Chennai Chapter of Tasting Pleasures presents an Austrian Wine Tasting session followed by dinner. The session will be conducted by Chinmaya Arjun Raja, Founder Curator of Tasting Pleasures. The event will feature a tasting of Austrian white wines such as Gruner Veltliner, Gewurztraminer and Riesling and red wines such as Sankt Laurent and Zweigelt.

The participation cost for couple members is Rs. 5,500; Rs. 2,750 for single members and Rs. 3,250 for non-members.

The event will take place tonight at 7 p.m. at Hyatt Regency’s Studio 1 Meeting Room. The dinner will take place at Spice Market.

For details, call: 97890 59024