Tuesday, January 4, 2011



World Design Education Bodies cannot deny the “GIFT: Gandhi Institute of Fashion and Textile” Diploma Certificate of Fashion/Apparel or Textile Design and its Associate Degree of 2 years, which carries highest skillful knowledge and actual practice weight, since 1995.
SUMMER VACATION WORKSHOP OF GIFT FOUNDATION COURSE: Design, Craft and Art 2014, FEE: Rs.25000/- with All learning materials and folios, means BURDENLESS learning with Confidence.
Course detail is mention underneath for PERUSAL.
Summer workshop 1st batch admission will Begin from 25th march to 7th April 2014 and for 2nd batch 25th April 2014 onwards. For course details click shown links www.foundationgift.blogspot.in www.giftsummer.blogspot.in
Course text, work and working photos and Design Arts Picture plates and for updates click this link www.giftgandhinews.blogspot.in for understanding.
20 Student/Batch will be given admission due to individual teaching, age group 12-52 yrs.
Course duration is approximate 40 days/125 Hrs and should be completed in 2 months only.
Course fee is 50% less than actual in down payment, with all learning materials and folios as per gift policies, teaching methods and mission, for fee click shown link www.giftfeestructure.blogspot.inThis is only for summer course and this facility will get closed in last day of April for all initial batch” Best learner will get 25% teaching fee refunded by Cheque as/Gift Educ. Means more gain.
For more details about Gift Design Education for Fresh Learners Perusal click shown links: www.giftgandhi.blogspot.com for students art work shows and sales, www.giftfashion2011.blogspot.com for western garments, www.fashioninst.blogspot.com for fashion course and garments, www.embroiderydesigning.blogspot.com for textile embroidery for multi task, www.gandhishow.blogspot.com for designer sari, www.giftfashionillustration.blogspot.in for fashion conceptualization and illustration, www.textileinst.blogspot.com for textile, Website: www.gift-india.com E-mail: info@gift-india.com and giftinst@gmail.com Address: White Cross Building, 15 Patel Society, Near CII Building, Panchvati, Gulbaitekra Road, Ahmedabad 380006, GUJARAT INDIA, Phone: +91 079 26463702 Mobile: +91 09825698294
“This is FIRST TIME on Fresh Learners Demand Gift is conducting summer workshop”
Above mention all details is only for summer workshop foundation art and craft purpose
SUMMER VACATION WORKSHOP OF GIFT FOUNDATION COURSE IN AHMEDABAD FEE: Rs.25000/- with learning materials and folios, means BURDENLESS learning with Confidence.
“125 Hours in 35 to 40 days in 2 months, learning”
“Carry home after learning, learnt work of value design, worth above Approximate 1 Lac, as learnt work folios and Art frames”
Summer workshop:
Performing arts of crafts
Holidays programme of arts and crafts
Gift summer camps of arts and crafts
Gift pencil shading arts and style
Gift pen and ink ornamental arts and style
Gift black and white Mexican and African arts and style
Gift summer workshops is not for children below 12 years age
Gift stencil air brush painting workshop
Gift fancy fan cut painting workshops
Gift design, arts and craft centre
Gift water colour painting workshop
Gift embossing and painting arts and crafts workshop
Gift textile resist style crafts and arts workshop
Gift Life and fashion accessory crafts workshop
Summer workshop of design in Ahmedabad
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Summer workshop of design and art in Ahmedabad
Summer workshop of design and craft in Ahmedabad
Summer workshop of art and craft in Ahmedabad
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Summer vacation workshop design and art in Ahmedabad
Summer vacation workshop design and craft in Ahmedabad
Summer vacation workshop art and craft in Ahmedabad
Learn in Gift workshop, as above mention in Gift summer workshops.

Art and Craft Hobby Summer Vacation workshop, onward 25th March to 25th April of every year in Gift, with learning materials and folios, means BURDENLESS learning with Confidence. “Duration 125 Hours means 35 to 40 days learning in 2 months” “Carry home  after learning, learnt work of value, worth above approximately 1 Lac in folios and frames” In workshop learn colour transparent character surface designing, water colour, ornamental design on paper and fabric, embossing surface and painting, stencil and air brush painting and pencil shading under craft and art hobby as Gift Foundation course, for detail see shown link www.giftsummer.blogspot.in
GIFT: Gandhi Institute of Fashion and Textile Ahmedabad by Khalid

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If any Yellow Pages show in Google web search beside Prof. Khalid Ameer Rafique GIFT, anywhere is not our BRANCH, because we do not have. As shown in grotal.com in Maninagar Ahmedabad is not our “GIFT” BRANCH, Kindly NOTE. They Misleading Misguiding Students.
NOTE: In same account Year, GIFT all Educational Schemes Begins from 16th April and gets over in November same account year, which means no benefits new learner, can avail.

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GIFT General Fashion & Textile
After learning at NID for five and a half years under the UG Textile Design course I later went on to learn Apparel design for NID Apparel (Fashion) Faculty development program under the guidance of FIT New York Faculty as well as NID faculty, then worked continuously on repute as a senior Designer as well as Design Manager at Arvind Mills- Ahmedabad, Jayashree Textile, Rishria – Kolkata, Raymond mills – Thane, Gujarat spinners – Amletha, various spinning unit, weaving and printing unit, textile handicrafts, handloom sector, ethnic saree development at Dharmavaram, flooring unit, and few garment manufacturing industries in India as well as two years continued painting as a fine arts artist and the end result was my first show at Hutheesing Art Gallery Ahmedabad followed by the one at Taj Art Gallery, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai and simultaneously taught as a visiting faculty at NID, for two years regular faculty at NID and since October 1995 onward, as a GIFT senior faculty, Managing Trustee and Managing Director of all educational affairs.
All the above mentioned experience and expertise of Prof. Khalid Ameer Rafique is not enough to dictate the total Fashion and Textile of the world by knowledge as well as practice. Fashion and Textile is like the seven oceans of the world and the total mystery of that is difficult to discover by any single person. That means there is no point in claiming to be a master of the above mentioned said.
The role of a designer in Fashion and Textile industry is technically not only designing fabric by weaving and ornamentation by various methods and processes such as dyeing, printing, embossing, etc but according to Prof. Khalid designing begins from an idea and the purpose served for what it is needed by the client or industrial production. This may involve various aspects of requirements of raw material, appropriate facility for manufacturing, processing, finishing, packaging, costing and many more.
The above mentioned understanding reflects a designer’s versatile basic knowledge, for instance, from fibre to end product. It is a difficult task to design textile or garment as per appropriate needs otherwise it is a tough situation to survive in the field of Fashion and Textile design.
Simply as a designer, you cannot deny or reject the above mentioned saying because in this competitive world of professionalism, communication facilities are available at one’s finger tips.
A brief detail to understand the above statement in a better way is as follows:
Textile fibre and Spinning
Textile fibre and its blending with other fibre with an acceptance in a versatile meaning such as dyeing and spinning is seen, for making finer to coarser yarn with an appropriate spinning system , creating a fancy look in yarn technically by dyeing or spinning, slub yarn in various style and count for the final spinning, through different twists such as “S” and “Z” or highly twisted gas yarn, mercerised yarn, hang dye, cone dye and limitless explorations for the above mentioned developments for developing versatile yarns and fabrics of various meanings and utility from fine fabric to canvas or may be industrial fabric is done. That shows if a practitioner designer possesses the above knowledge, he/she can perform miracles while developing a designer fabric.
Textile Weaving
Generally one can count the weaving structure and construction of textile weave at one’s finger tips. Even then the subject of weaving is so vast that no human mind can reach its totality.
When basics are less, then, its permutation and combination, derivatives through imperial methods become unaccountable. This shows that one can carry on developing woven design and can lead his or her entire life in the field of weaving.
There is no doubt that if we praise and write about the God Almighty with all the seven seas as ink and made into the kalam (pen) from all the trees of the world, the writer will be exhausted of writing but the writing tools will not. That shows God has created, earth’s Paradise where humans can keep on discovering from one thing to its endless derivatives and if that mission cannot be completed by any means then one should not be disheartened. This is the way God has created everything.
For example, if we talk about plain weave, that itself has unaccountable development in its world which has very less shaft on loom to use and weave. That means by the virtue of God Almighty, human mind can develop unimaginable things like the sorcerers magic in weaving. And if we have more shafts to manipulate weaving then imagine what wonderful textiles the designers will be able to create.
The above understanding is just the beginning step to enter into the field of woven design. Then think of it, if you live with it and continue developing new things, the mission of development will never get exhausted in the designer’s life.
Textile Printing
As mentioned above textile fibre, spinning, weaving, etc. it is again the same story about printing for ornamenting textile surfaces through versatile processes and methods appropriately which is again a huge subject that one can keep developing and history itself shows that there is no end to this.
The above understanding doesn't need any explanation and justification for its subject of textile printing.
Again, I must say that one can count the processes and methods on their finger tips but its exploration, permutation and combination and derivatives of printing are uncountable, because it simply varies from fabric to fabric as well as the freedom of expression in printing process with possibilities are technically limitless. If you carry on reading the history about such textiles with minute details, I think reading will never end and one will get exhausted about designing. That shows our human society has developed unimaginable textile from time to time. So why to worry, be a part of that like Prof. Khalid! The above understanding and meaning reflects a size which is bigger than any human mind and its resource center. So without getting disheartened while knowing the truth, one should carry on developing such textiles joyfully!
Fashion Garment (Apparel)
Garment is a basic need for humans like, food and its vice-versa for our society to live with it in appropriate status which is again difficult to learn in totality in one’s life.
Garment industry is not less either. Converting fibre to yarn, yarn to fabric and it’s processing, shows how much is pouring into the garment industries for its utility which leads to even more challenging jobs for designers to convert fibre into garment. So, one cannot take such designing industries lightly.
If we study the history, we can easily get lost in the depth of garment style and design of different eras and its transformation from beginning to the present scenario of garment industry globally. No doubt, garment designing is a very unique subject which is next to human liking, where anybody can reject a designer for its development according to their liking and disliking. For this reason, Apparel Designing (Fashion Garment) is more challenging than any other professions.
If we see the garment industry on black and white contrast, it makes us understand that the basics of garment are more important for human comfort, fitting and ergonomically with its gist rather than a versatile name of the garment historically. That means all designers should have sound knowledge where the basics of their subject should be clear. This is the way Prof. Khalid thinks the way he does and GIFT teaches.
Now-a-days various design institutes create jargons of basic garment and its learning to make the learners more confused. I think it is not right according to my opinion because basic to any subject is the root from where everything starts. And in fashion its further development moulds into the character of ethnic, western and style of casual, formal, classic and its fusions.
It may sound simple and easy but practically it is not so, because, we are dealing with human dimension. The garment style is molded appropriately as needed with accuracy of textile with the help of the above understanding. For example, in India the saree blouse is the toughest garment that fits next to the body, creating ergonomically total comfort and grace.
Designing a Basque blouse and its attitude for creating delicate beauty in garment needs various variation and derivatives flawlessly for Indian women which brings in feelings and emotions. But Indian tailors find it difficult to create and make such above mentioned sari blouse. However, at GIFT it is just a 5 minute job to teach a learner, that is why GIFT teaches 70 basic Tailor made garment in a short span with the learner’s measurement. Then, how can one deny the learning at GIFT which exists by the grace of God Almighty.
The above mentioned is one such basic garment which has so many manipulations, permutations, combinations and derivatives with its cut, darts, neck styles, etc then think about hundreds of such various garments. It is not a small field to be learnt easily but at GIFT it is made easy and simple.
Garment industry is not a small industry. It includes all types of garments for routine wear, formal wear, purposeful wear, like party wear, picnic wear, school uniforms, etc., industrial garments, uniforms, protection garments from heat, rain and frost, etc. and many different styles. Then one should think about such a profession which is not an easy job. But at GIFT, it is simplified and can be learnt easily by every individual learner with the grace of God Almighty as well as from GIFT’s faculty.
The above understanding of various stages of development in textile and fashion makes a designer’s mind more perfect and accurate in the field of designing. To achieve the above development a designer’s skills, logic, idea and mind is very much essential to fulfill the world’s need of textile, fashion and garment. For that GIFT’s foundation and common learning along with various appropriate course content makes the task easier for such practices.
In general, one should not feel that textile, fashion and garment designing is a child’s play. But it is a much bigger and wider field that includes amazingly versatile character of our human society which is the heart and soul for the above subject. These are the following characteristics of the above mentioned text:
Emotions, feeling, moods, gestures, Inspiration, nature, forms, skills logic, ideas, sentimental, sensitive, delicacy, immortal, skillful, excellent, pious, good, bold, gentle, graceful, beauty, original, charismatic, charming, expert, tactile, rapid, continuity, virtue, strength, ability, noble, aim, liberty, intellect, graffiti, honesty, modesty, truthful, simplicity, ethos and mythos, empirical, which means GIFT covers minute details for each subject which is taught individually. Then one should think about GIFT learner’s strength which is more suitable for the designing world.
How to learn Fashion Designing with specialization through short term (in 6 months part time) at GIFT is given in detail as follows

Why GIFT teaches differently and better to the fresh learner?
It is very easy for others to teach an Apparel Design package more or less commonly but certainly skillfully that includes learning about textile, garment pattern cutting and its making through flat pattern and draping, along with drawing, fashion illustration, conceptualization according to its theme work, theories and few presentations, discussions etc. With this the task is completed of teaching Apparel Design.
But at GIFT, Fashion (Apparel) Design is full of emotions, feelings, care, which travel to understand from person to person their attitudes, their living, outing, temperament, gathering, cultural and social activities of every individual living with gestures with a capacity of their personal collection.
This is to present themselves with different outfits and fashion Accessories which shows the depth of the above possessed wealth which reflects that person’s heart and soul for his own Fashion style to represent himself appropriately in human society carrying his abilities smartly with himself as per his or her social status correlating to the above understanding.
To teach and preach Apparel Fashion along with its style subjectively with heart and soul at GIFT is very easy. If we carry on teaching with a certain aspect of understanding from our versatile human society of varying segments that would explain as follows:
Routine Fashion (Actual Fashion)
  • Every person living in our society without a doubt and practice their own living as per their liking, moods etc which is a clear mirror image of their gesture of Fashion which reflects in their daily lives.
Benefitial Fashion
  • There are people who are under the impression about their beliefs who carry along with them their reality of living. This way their belief is certainly bound to turn into their trends of Fashion towards life.
Fashion Image
  • Sometimes Fashion for a certain section of people is sheer stubbornness due to the greed they possess within themselves. These people seldom change their style for any cause or up gradation as per their life style which later becomes their identity which is their fashion image.
Classic Fashion
  • There are those who remain intact with a monotonous kind of classic living and their outfits are very much appropriate to that. Due to such a style, one can say it is classic Fashion because they are normally not accepted by human tendencies who always look for new styles. This practice has neither hindrance nor any hesitation for any designer to design such Apparel.
Off-Beat Fashion
  • There are certain people who do not believe nor have a strong character to possess any style personally to draw others attention to themselves hence it is very easy for them to change frequently their style of living and their pattern of Fashion. Their presence in public has both characteristics which is either noticed or not noticed by others. A gesture for such people always give rise to offbeat Fashion which means that their frequency of change in their outfit makes them very bold and the reflection of their style sometimes is appreciable and vice versa. Such people are the carriers of innovative ideas and hold a strong segment in the human society of the above mentioned profession.
Unshaken Fashion & Ritual Fashion
  • There are people who remain with their cultural (ritual) of ethnic styles with a classic touch. Their attitude is certainly gracious and prestigious reflecting the beauty of antique social norms and etiquettes of our human society. Such people are noticed to be snobbish in nature because they keep enough breathing space between themselves and others. “What can we call such people’s fashion?” Certainly could be snobbish. Classic, ethnic or probably unshaken fashion.
Freaked and Master of Fashion
  • Some are those who never bother about social norms and status. their character is usually very strong and have no hindrance and hesitations to copy other’s outfits that easily. They are freaked with the rapid change of the outfit style and also talk very sportingly about themselves in relation to the change which they have copied. These could be certainly said to be very bold people and a master of Fashion.
Oldies & Parental Fashion
  • Then come people like grandparents who show that once the person has lived his or her own life for years then it becomes their own duty to carry the family responsibilities on their shoulder. This is why they start living with one classic style of outfit and this parental style brings them high regard and respect. It might be a western or an ethnic gesture of outfit which could be sometimes called the “oldies fashion” which is simple and classic but still recalled and recognized by most individuals under the expressions like “Oh! That’s my mummy’s style” or “That’s my mum’s style” and so on.
True Classic Fashion
  • The people who look like they have been trained under a military type discipline with a code of conduct and outfit is like a uniform for all purposes. They are very disciplined and classic and their representation towards human society reflects living on code of conduct. For them there are special designs and they could be certainly called true classics.
Status Fashion
  • Some are true believers of show business who always prefer branded items who consciously or subconsciously jump from one brand to another frequently in order to maintain their social status which can be termed as status fashion.
Excellent Classic Fashion
  • There are people who are very selective and even reject brands. Their outfit s are usually delivered at their doorstep and they do not normally go for shopping. Such people dictate excellent classic Fashion and this is only practiced by such higher class people.
Highness Classic Fashion
  • Fashion and class – these kind of people are generally very rich or have unaccountable wealth equivalent to Kings and Queens of the olden era. Their outfits are custom made from fiber to end product to suit their status which usually requires a big team of designers. This is termed as Highness classic Fashion.
Humorous Fashion
  • This segment and people have no choices about their outfit. It all depends on the buying capacity which frequently varies from expensive to cheap and then to reasonable in terms of price. They are very smart people even though they have borrowed the outfit from somebody, they enhance it by using the mix and match technique while choosing what to wear. These people are also noticed by others and are called to have no choice fashion.
The above statements make us understand with minute detail of the history from past to the present scenario of fashion globally in relation to the versatility of human society and professionally of Apparel Design.
Due to the possession of such knowledge each individual learner at GIFT NGO is groomed and moulded with authority for future practice in the field of Fashion Design.
The above understanding is miraculously a sorcerer’s for various segments of human society, which helps to have an idea on conceptualization of appropriate outfit on any individual through a tailor made garment style.
The above mentioned for versatile liking of different human society helps in creating designs but it is not that easy because it is related with the liking and living standards of people due to that this profession is the toughest globally due to rejections.
That is why Gandhi GIFT is now globally a known design institute because of its strong teaching on basics without hypocrisy, duplication, copying and fooling others where designing is concerned.
In this diplomatic world where truth has lost its glory, trueness of people has vanished, where hypocrisy, justification, and reasoning is now in practice, insecurity has crept into the human society because of foolish acts, certainly loosing peace and calmness from the people’s heart and soul.
Another factor is due to the show off attitude of “I am the best” which shows that the human mind is not relaxed and calm today for any human cause and often looses his patience.
The above understanding of human society by growth and pattern of human living is degrading their morale and deteriorating it day by day. Due to this, respect for others has vanished. There is hatred and prejudice prevailing with hypocrisy all around where nobody is bothered to reach others in any relation by heart and soul. Greed of humans has become limitless and a possessive attitude for worldly things is increasing. To teach such people is not an easy task.
Economic growth pattern is always up trend not because of the total development of the human society by all means but due to the human wants and needs that is increasing day by day, which is actually not growth but basically a down trend. Due to the above statement natural resources are vanishing from the earthly paradise which is a big threat to global warming. For such greed the sky is never the limit.
Taking the above understanding into consideration many years back, Prof. K.A.Rafique has developed an idea of a design institute where only learning is the prime concern. This is why things like diplomacy which distorts the relationships with regards to others growth is absent at GIFT. Hence after a decade, GIFT is known globally and referred in other known design institutes, management institutions with a high regard and reputation as in the case of study and education, that we know through friends.
GIFT style of teaching and functioning is based on humanity where nobody is great and everybody is a learner without any hindrance or hesitation to share the weaknesses and learn with transparency fearlessly by the grace of God Almighty.
From the above practice, GIFT is functioning since Oct 1995 according to its goodness to the students. In spite of GIFT being an NGO it may be preferably lesser as compared to other institutes due to lesser space and funds but GIFT is able to provide all learning facilities by the virtue of God Almighty.
I myself Prof. Khalid.A.Rafique preaches and teaches designing with heart and soul, with nobility and thorough humanity but still feels like the greatest beggar on this earth by all means mainly to fulfill his mission as well as living which he accepts proudly for himself.
There is no doubt about the fact that it is very difficult for the people of this earth’s paradise to accept the above mentioned text. According to Prof.Khalid, those who have taken birth by virtue of God Almighty are all born beggars. To understand that there are a few good examples mentioned. Mostly when people kneel down or bow themselves in prayer for their ritual practice in front of God due to their beliefs in return they often ask uncountable and merciful favors of worldly goods which lies only between the person and God Almighty.
Every human living gesture is based on favoritism which is in other words begging. To understand this any industrialist who manufactures versatile things for various market segments to reach with his products to the users needs to be understood. Firstly he looks for raw materials as per their requirement, as a better deal and lower priced good, appropriate for his survival. On introducing his product in the market for the end user return is gained in terms of money with the help of various sources like keeping a few managers for its recovery, for which sometimes true skills are needed for his own begging.
Normally you may have heard people asking “may I beg a favour of you?” that can be for forgiveness or a merciful attitude and in any case where justice is also begging and nowadays students who really want to learn desperately find ways in the form of a favor from their teacher very cleverly which is also a sort of begging.
The above text shows that most people of this earth are less able to live in this world and in order to fit in they use versatile methods to live the life as per their likes and dislikes through begging.
You may have heard quite often phrases like “May I beg of you to drop me there” while traveling towards the same direction.
The above statement shows that the human mind always looks for favoritism. There is nothing wrong in that because without begging there is nobody to make a donation in any possible manner for any cause.
By birth every human has been taught the art of begging and bowing down in prayer by God himself.
In this basis how can one deny that they are not beggars because begging is a kind of art? One should learn from versatile segments of people for your own good cause, like the untrue and true politicians prevailing everywhere whose begging and claiming is vice versa. Another example – industrialists asking for favors according to government norms for survival of industries, admissions in schools and colleges, and many more such examples.
Certainly begging humanly makes the world more beautiful. For example we have unaccountable schools, colleges, dharamshalas, musafir khanas, lakes, ponds, planted trees, good public playgrounds for kids and paths for common use that helps in upgrading the society and this utility has no end towards a united living..
“Why don’t people think in this direction?”
Simply because they are beggars who donot have the acceptance power, as a result of which nothing has happened in the level of the past of the above such mentioned phrases.
That is why; I, Prof. Khalid feel that I am the biggest beggar of this earth and am not shy for such an acceptance, but certainly have gained a higher regard and respect towards life socially in the human society which till today nobody has denied in my surrounding.
We are looking for funds to rebuild GIFT like a fresh learner of the design subject for designing an element of paradise. Therefore I put forth my request on humanitarian grounds to come forward and help such people, for those who are having by the grace of god almighty a healthy life with abundance by all means.
We heard and read while surfing the internet that there are thousands of people helping for such a cause such as Bill Gates, Ford foundation, Muslim Khams Fund Trust, sometimes World Bank and UNDP etc.
But their pattern of reaching people is not simple due to the crookedness of versatile beggars because eventually they all work for the up gradation of human society by the grace of god almighty Hence it is difficult for me to reach such above mentioned people and organizations as first priority is sharing knowledge and second is up gradation. That is why it is my humble request to guide me after reading the above mentioned as to how we should approach such organizations for such human cause which is living and working since 15 years in one direction only.
No doubt, this mission will remain even after the founder, I Prof.Khalid is no more. I wish many people should stand up for such a cause make such institutions for all learners. That is why GIFT policies are unchangeable by any means but this means that GIFT has set its example and opened the doors to develop such institutions in the near future.
By the grace of God Almighty GIFT is a powerful institution for human kind along with designing which saves time, money and builds up the confidence of every individual learner by thumbing authority.
GIFT has a time bound program and is the best in the world in short term and part time courses. To understand the mission of GIFT and its course abstract the detail is given in the following statement below.
Fashion Design Course
Introduction to Fashion Illustration:
Costume is the mirror of social history. Historically, if you see the perspective of Fashion Illustration, it can be traced very well through oriental paintings in western civilization as well as Egyptian and Kangra paintings from Indian origin which depicts Krishna’s stories, there is simply no end. One can find various stories from various places in relation to fashion costumes and accessories. Since then the fashion illustration has become a necessity to the present industrial scenario of fashion and due to illustrations we can depict the era’s time and style and later on that becomes history to understand the human habitats globally. Due to that we can correlate the culture and their mixing with each other, their synchronization and the outcome of that time’s new fashion. That means fashions and fashion illustration reflects a great deal of style and attitude of that era. It is worth studying the work of great fashion illustrators from the past to understand the many different ways in which they conveyed the clothes, gestures styles and the moods of that time, and to understand other’s mind illusions about fashion and its versatility the phrases are as follows:
“Costume Fashion is a form of uneasiness, intolerable due to the change of mind which we have to alter at every season.”
“The so called Fashion is a depot home where the vice ridicule and obey thorough philosophies.”
“Every generation laughs at the old fashion and religiously follows the new one.”
“Fashion wears out more apparel than woman.”
Fashion can be in your community which explains your economic importance to the society. Today’s Fashion is more demographic rather than wearable Fashion. Fashion characters’ and likings are becoming bigger than your life which is an alarm to the industry.
Constant fashion is classic, which is called blood of the industry. Short cut of living with fashion distorts the fashionable life but today’s fashion expresses freedom of any style due to hypocrisy of human society and we also know that fashion is an illusion of human mind which travels from one corner to another globally since the 16th century. The first magazine appeared in newspaper in 1672 which was the “Le Mecure Galant” with story and illustrated picture plates. After almost 100 years, the magazine called the “Ladies Magazine” got published publicly in the era of George III in 1759 with fashion picture plates. Since then the industry started blooming.
In a fashion industry, the fashion illustrator’s job is to create economical, commercial, social and visuals that sell the finished fashionable products and with that your message in detail in unique style and techniques is spread across for appreciation and in-comprehensive guide and growth for your style which becomes reference for aspiring others. In today’s fashion industry, fashion illustrators are professionals where they may or may not know about the apparel industry in detail which hardly matters because they are well informed by their client needs. Then, how fresh learners can learn the complete style of fashion illustration? For that, as an example we are giving you some tips which can help you a lot. They are as follows:
· One should draw the human figure in the beginning whether male or female with proper basic anatomy with different moods, gestures and proportions.
· One should know how to shade and render color texture pattern and style to capture the details in numerous accessories and fabric.
· Material and technique which is going to be used for preparing proto type garment as well as the illustrated print.
· Your drawn and recreated fashion illustration will get you trends across your customer along with trade journals (print media, retailed advertisers and forecast) for your success.
· Your final portfolio of fashion illustration should have a thorough professional presentable appearance for the global market along with reference materials and avail abilities.
If you follow the above tips of illustrations and practice it through out your career, it will give stunning examples and recognition to others internationally. But as a beginner, to grow in the field of fashion as an illustrator is not easy because it is tougher than any other profession due to the non technical and non subjective terms which is highly related to human lickings that can be discarded any time and can be replaced with another style. As a result, this industry has much more rejection than any other profession. That is why the fashion illustrator should be well informed and educated about social as well as economical values. Otherwise the life is going to be like a roller coaster.
My suggestion from my 40 years of expertise is that, one should create illustration in very simple style which is closer to the human society rather than exaggeration with full of imaginary style which is economically comfortless and the acceptance percentage is zero. That means you should not leave the common thinking of human society and whitewash totally the hypocrisy for your success. Then certainly, you will gain fame like the tortoise and the rabbit’s race and will sail smoothly without hiccups. Then, why not see the simple illustration plates and just lift the pencil and begin working without delay. I am sure you can do much better than what you see in the picture plates after reading the text in relation to fashion illustration.
At GIFT we teach all different techniques and mediums in 15 days and we have more medium to this subject without changing our status of mind for teaching as per the subject.
Note: Initially begin with the simple drawing only. Then certainly, you will be able to draw better than GIFT illustration picture plates.
All copy rights are reserved by Gandhi Institute of Fashion and Textile (GIFT, NGO) Ahmedabad.
By:Prof. Khalid Ameer Rafique
Zest of GIFT Textile and Learning

No doubt everyone who takes birth by virtue of God Almighty comes into the world without textile and clothing with a cheerful welcome. Gradually as they grow gradually they enjoy the versatility of wonderful clothing by wearing beautiful textiles for appropriate shape of garments to fulfill the purpose as their status.

As we are all aware that the earth’s paradise is a treasure of unaccountable wonderful gist and gesture of unmatchable to each other, in two and two varying things, in versatile usage by human beings .In the same manner mostly every human grows and his or her mind develops appropriately.

As the above mentioned understanding his or her knowledgeable especially in relation to textile and fashion garment utility to fulfill their pride and liking which varies from individual to individual by many meanings and for that development of versatility of textile becomes an endless procedure in textile industries for our human society globally.

By the virtue of god almighty human mind took the actual shape in purposeful research and development for textile in correlation to its glamorous gist and gesture for human society while keeping in mind its comforts, drape, tactile and ergonomics. Due to the above wonderful event Textile has globally become the world’s second biggest industry after the food, due to basic human needs which is why the human’s continuous research process becomes necessary for such developments to come.

This gives a clear picture of how vast this field is and to learn all that in one life is not possible by any means, but many known Design Institutions claim commonly and strongly emphasizing their abilities to teach detailed versatility of textile in various segments such as fiber, yarn, weaving, dyeing, processing, printing, non-woven and their permutations and combinations with varying aspects of its practicality and techniques, Adding flavour, churning and proudly taking the small gist and gesture of textile by giving an important example such as resist process of textile for dyeing and printing techniques, various textile craft techniques without giving much detail about textiles, geometrical, physical, chemical abilities.

While learning one should know the above said because, textile is said to be the second skin which people wear over their actual skin, and this should be smart in all means. This in today's time is not found to be totally accurate in design drawing as global textile industry is needed from designers. As said above it is their habit to talk big without possessing basic knowledge of versatility in relation to the subject, and they live with beautiful jargons, versatile names of it, and compositions in their mix and match style while copying. That is why nobody is taking shape from such institutions to be like the “Guru of Textile” William Morris. That is why the placement for them is full of struggle for their survival in the field of textile designing.
As above mentioned it is not for humiliating other institutions even though we are all grown up designers gone through with such teaching and learning process and style. Myself Prof.Khalid Ameer Rafuqe was quite hesitant after graduation from NID to practice as a designer in the renowned textile industries finds less abilities to practice as a designer appropriately with gained knowledge from NID but that era was different in comparison to present days.
The continuous effort and writing notes in relation to what was learnt in the institute as a learner and what is different in textile industry has a huge gap when compared but “who can fill that gap?” which is the biggest task for any design institute and that task is sportingly taken up by Prof.Khalid .
That is why GIFT textile design education course abstract and teaching methods along with its objectives, missions and policies are very different and very appropriate for a fresh learner as well as for understanding. GIFT being an NGO believes in helping hands working with their heart and soul in favour of the fresh learner and his or her learning.
GIFT textile Course content is meaning wise more or less the same as above where some educational aspects may be like other Design Institutes except a few, totally originated by GIFT but the teaching methods are certainly different in favor for small and large textile industrial needs. Its teaching is made so simple that it is similar to the system of eating healthy food resulting in good results for the body.
That means that GIFT textile relation and its basic understanding is very close to the needs of the human society with tremendous consideration to the depths of its existence, and thoroughly considered, without fail, every time a fresh learner is individually taught any subject.
Why does a GIFT learner not fail to inculcate all the designing skills while learning?
This is simply because each abstract course content has varying style of numerous explorations through empirical methods along with practice, before reaching the final selection of the ideal concept of any design. This is followed by an open presentation to all for a general critic and approval from GIFT faculty.
Another reason to the success of GIFT’s fresh learner is appropriately linked to the above mentioned course abstract which means that A to Z textile courses are revised and learnt at least 25 times during the course and this repetition at a regular basis drills in the knowledge in the fresh learner making the basics of their subject very strong. Due to this method of learning it has been observed over the years that these students put their heart and soul in their work producing great results.
In spite of GIFT’S Short term, part-time duration course the learning time given to these students is enough and hence its Textile Education is termed as “Composed Textile”.
The above mentioned is due to Prof. Khalid’s continuous practice and research for GIFT’s development for which he has traveled from being a student at NID, to textile industries like Arvind Mills- Ahmedabad, Jayashree Textile Rishra – Kolkatta, Raymond, Thane and many more, then coming back to NID for learning Apparel Design Under faculty development program, later coming back to the industry, simultaneously teaching as a visiting faculty and then a regular faculty for 2 years at NID.
Through this journey of life he has gained knowledge of quick learning and teaching with versatility of in depth Textile Designing. As the end result for the above a seven month specialization along with Common Foundation Course takes place for the fresh learners at GIFT which is not less than any other Design Institute’s UG and PG Courses also helping them in their future practice in industries and free lancing by the grace of god almighty.
Initially it was an extremely difficult task to create a structure of practical by demographically individual teaching course concept for the fresh learners through GIFT’s short-term part-time teaching style all as a multipurpose of Textile Design. Inspite of all the odds by the grace of God Almighty Prof. Khalid finally achieved his first batch of GIFT during 1995 of 16 students.
Their learning contents for Natural, Organic, man made and other textiles is as follows:
  1. What is Textile
  2. What does it comprise of?
  3. Versatile meanings of the categorization of basics of Textile.
  4. What is specialized Textile Design and its purpose?
  5. How is textile made, and what are the needs of its existence?
  6. Techniques of making a Textile
  7. Fiber and its categories like natural, man-made, metallic, those which can be dyed after carding and combing made ready for its spinning.
  8. Textile fiber and its blending capacity to each other for the study of preparation of versatile yarns
  9. Study of various spinning systems and doubling normal or a fancy yarn as per the needs of the textile industry. Study of final spinning as needed by the Designer for the appropriate needs of the Fabric Construction.
  10. Yarn setting to avoid snarl formation during warping and weaving.
  11. Weaving preparation like Warping, Sizing, Drafting, Denting, along with details of instructions of usage.
  12. Weaving Process
  13. Mending, grading, Segregation lot wise for further processes.
  14. Textile processing and various techniques and methods such shearing, bleaching, scouring, dyeing, printing, setting, finishing of cloth etc.
  15. Warehouse processes like grading, cutting, as per the instructions and later labeling and packing for the appropriate market.
  16. Other textiles like animal skins,(leather), fur, plastic, rubber, and felt (namada).
  17. During sessions, importance also given to the development of technology and Textile Related News, Globally.
The above understanding and teaching at GIFT certainly helps the fresh learner for their Design Course. The word fresh learner will be repeated quote often because the course abstract content are very much different to each other along with its utility.
The above understanding of GIFT teaching textile certainly helps learners for their designing course appropriately as follows:
Airplane Fabric
It is a closely woven plain weave with comb and is mercerized yarn to cover the inner part of the wings of the airplane. Nowadays it is also made of nylon, polyester, cotton blends which are resistant to mist and frost.
Alpaca Crepe
A plain weave fabric of two ply yarn generally made from rayon to act as a stimulator to coarse wool fabric.
Made of 60% nylon and 40% polyurethane foam and the market name of the product is “suede”
Backed Cloth
This fabric is designed with an extra warp filling (weft) usually from cotton or wool to add weight to the fabric. The users mostly prefer twill or a satin weave used for vests, suitings etc.
Bagheera velvet
It is a fine woven uncut pile velvet for a rough smoothened surface which is crushed and still has resistence. it is mostly used for ladies in evening gowns.
Baloon cloth
Is made by using a yarn count of 60’s to 100’s, combed mercerized, having a lustrous surface. It is especially used for dress materials, shirting, and earlier used as a typewriter ribbon.
It is an extremely distinct type of fabric made from silk or a man made fiber. It has a broken ribb weave construction with a pebble surface mostly used for making ties.
Bark Crepe
Originally developed with wool with a crepe construction and is a tree bark style. Presently made with rayon and other manmade fiber for coat material for women’s wear.
Initially made in 3 styles with a blend in cotton, polyester, pure cotton and wool. The construction of this textile is plain and extremely soft in nature named after the “Lawn Family”. Nowadays lightweight lawn fabric is also available in the market with various blends whereas the actual lawn was made from cotton itself.
Cut Velvet
It has a similar construction like that of Velvet with a cut pile, earlier cut using scissors and lately highly automatic cutting machines are used for the same cutting process. It is made in various figurative styles on jacquard machine and is a plain weave though dobby weave used especially for women’s evening wear.
Bedford Cord
Earlier was used to be made from wool in a 2 ply yarn for warp and backing was single for the coat material but nowadays it is available in all textile blends for multipurpose in different look..
Bisso Linen
Its other name is “Altar Linen” made from assorted flax wiry yarn which gives a crisp feeling. It is a very fine sheer linen good for top clothing.
Historically, in the golden era, it was mostly woven in a sateen weave. An elaborate lustrous design woven in the style of a raised surface in appearance with a fabric construction of twill weave using decorative colored yarn in weft along with metallic threads. It used to be woven in pit looms called “jaala weaving” in India and later weaving continued using jacquard looms due to the increase facilities. This fabric is used for drape, upholstery, dress material, sarees and in India Benaras in well known for the manufacturing of Brocade.
It is made from very fine count cotton or cotton with a man made fiber also used in printing purposes and the product of its uses are aprons, dresses, curtains and quilts.
A very light weight fabric, closely woven with plain weave of very fine count, usually woven with cotton or linen. Its end product is used as handkerchiefs, children’s dresses, night gowns, lungis and dhotis.
Cotton crepe
Normally woven by silk or rayon yarn with crepe construction where warp is finer and the weft filling is coarser making the fabric heavier and durable which drapes well mostly used for women’s dresses.
Cotton flannel
The warp face is cotton or blended cotton with other fiber. The construction of fabric is of twill and the filling (weft) if heavier than the warp with long nap is later processed in the mill .the final product is used for hand gloves, infant wear or lining.
Basically a heavy fabric made form cotton or linen in two styles. Firstly it was with an open mesh canvas made for embroidery purposes earlier through hand spinning technique nowadays used for making shoes, purses, bags etc. Secondly it is closely woven with a coarse count of highly twisted yarn in two or more ply’s in plain weave for various product developments of such a textile.this is further used in the luggage industry as well as for the artists.
Cashmere (Pashmeena)
Real Cashmere fabric is woven only from Cashmere goat’s hair which is fine and closely woven in twill weave, naturally napped. It is extremely soft and full of warmth with the end product mostly turned into a shawl.
It is usually woven by a colored yarn warp with natural or white filling(weft) giving tiny checks of mottled effect. This has endless variations in the same contrast of weaving nowadays also available in stripes, checks etc and the market is full of such products in variety.
Charvet Silk
It is woven in stripes of rib weaves, straight or diagonal, mostly with silk and manmade fiber. Due to its softness it is used only for neck-ties.
Made with a light weight highly twisted yarn with a plain weave construction of silk and man made fiber. It has a character of transparency with a soft finish mostly used for sarees , dresses, scarves, lingerie etc.
China silk
Mostly woven by silk with natural uneven thickness and thinness at irregular intervals in the yarn. This normally twisted structure helps to give more sheen than chiffon .the fabric weight is light and its end product is used in lingerie and scarves.
Woven with low count cotton in plain weave especially made for printing purposes in chintz style. Its finishing similar to other printed fabric with added calendar effect for its glaze and smoothness used in drapes and dresses.
This fabric is known for its wrinkled effect on its surface mostly woven in plain weave with highly twisted warp and a normal twist filling(weft) . It can also be woven with stylized constructions of textile with a normal twist yarn or different components of yarn through chemical treatment available in silk, cotton, manmade or with their blends appropriately. It is used in scarves, dresses, lingerie, saris etc and a heavier crepe is used for men’s wear. Nowadays designers are manipulating through its derivative style of construction geometrically, figuratively while blending various fabric construction with crepe style of construction. It has no limit to its explorations for creating meaningful and endless textile for various purposes.
It is a ribbed pile type fabric with extra style of filling threads which forms horizontal or vertical loops in small floating controlled style with proper tension that is unstretchable.
The loops and floats get entangled strongly and when the fabric is taken off the loom the pile and floats are cut from the centre vertical position. After cutting the pile fabric gets crushed and a pile formation takes place which can be designed by mixing versatile colors and filling to have endless results. It is used in coats, trousers, skirt and now days in home decor etc.
Similar to brocade woven on a jacquard loom. A comparatively flatter embossed effect with a compact weave smoother than brocade and the construction of the weave also has larger floats and loops on the surface of the fabric. It is woven with a highly twisted yarn due to which the durability is high. Damask can be identified because of its design seen from both sides in the shape of a square. Nowadays the designer’s exploration for making damask is endless and is used mostly for formal wear and elite use it as home decor.
Mostly woven in a 2 up 2 down twill weave from the left to right direction with colored warp and an undyed yarn filling (weft). The warp is of a coarser count more twisted in nature as compared to the weft. More or less denim is made from 6-8 nos of cotton count through open spinning system. In order to make a softer denim the same style needs to be used instead a twill weave of 3 up 3 down or 4 up 4 down etc should be used and the the reed of the weave should be adjusted appropriately. This in turn is good for making softer fabric and products like shirts, jackets, jeans etc.
This is a tough fabric woven with 3 shafts with a construction of 2 up 1 down twill weave, which has more weight holding capacity. This can be made for designers for versatile usage while using very fine to coarse count with permutation and combinations of high and low twist for extra crinkled effect. It is used in heavy shirting, uniforms, coats, trousers etc.
Cloth mostly full of nap (raised fibers like slub yarn) with wool and fabric construction normally a balanced twill with an open mesh giving an extremely soft surface .Its end use is in men’s suit, shirt, trouser and in some cases blended to make specialized garments using cotton.
In today’s textile industry it is referred as 2 up 2 down twill weave in a left to right direction as said in the textile construction language. In earlier times it was made with carded and combed cotton yarn, rayon, worsted from medium count where warp was with ply yarn and weft was single. It is mostly used like a coarser and tough fabric for a skirt, jacket, trouser, coat and a heavy shirting.
Basically a sheer , light weight textile in a construction style of a crepe textile where the warp ends are alternatively blended with high twist and normal twist yarn whereas the weft (filing) remains the same like that of the warp . Singles count, highly twisted yarn which creates concepts like Textile Surfaces or crinkled texture is also used which is harsher than chiffon. This type of textile is more or less used for printing with an end use like dress materials, saris, blouse, lingerie etc. originally was made only with silk yarn but gradually it has also started being made in man-made yarns.
Huck (Huckaback)
Derived its existence when Swedish people wore this textile, made by lifting (picking) warp threads, by filling floats and vice-versa in order to create a pattern. Originally made in linen, now is made in various types textile like honeycomb construction along with dobby effect. Its end use is mostly home d├ęcor and ladies garments.
Irish poplin
Originally made with silk warp and wool weft through construction of plain weave. Due to the wool a fine rib takes shape in the fabric and similarly is possible with cotton and linen, with a loose weave specially used for neckwear and also in women’s wear in Italy.
Jeans Textile
Originally constructed with 3 harnesses, a warp face, light in weight which later got converted into a coarser count denim, where warp count is higher than weft. Historically also made through a herringbone style of construction.
Long cloth
Extremely fine plain cotton fabric woven with a high count yarn where weight of fabric is little higher than lawn textile. Generally it is combed and its construction has more of a squarish look. This fabric can also be used for the printing as well as dyeing material etc.
Madras Textile
This is woven in the style of fine and bold stripes or checks through coarse cotton yarn usually combed. Its color bleeds while washing, everytime creating new look. Mostly used for shirting and madras checks, known globally.
Basically a coarser type of plain weave where fabric is made only from carded cotton, heavier than long cloth, known for its character of unbleached sheeting. Its end use is for covering purposes and now for draping patterns by Fashion Designers.
It is a sheer, stiff cloth woven in plain construction with combed cotton yarn with a very fine warp count of 100-150 Ne with a weft of 100 Ne. this weave is closely woven with a filling of stiffness. This is obtained by giving a temporary or permanent sizing treatment, followed by a weave stretching for easy laundry and crushing of the cloth at a later stage. It can be used as a stiff curtain and also in evening dresses for ladies mostly in pastel shades. Previously available in both cotton and silk, and now only in cotton.
It is a sheer, thin, stiff and a plain weave fabric, made of a high twisted silk or a man made filament. Fibers which crush easily which can be pressed and moved appropriately in a garment. It is mostly used in woven evening gowns.
The basic meaning of this textile seems to be missing and this name has been given to the weft. It is said to be a semi- basket weave for a heavy weight fabric made of cotton and rayon yarn which is carded and combed and on the other hand it is the same except that the weft in mercerized yarn. Used mainly for shirting, dress materials and its use.
Originally woven as the upper surface with a smooth and lustrous finish. It is a warp- face construction. Comparatively the warp ends are higher than that of the weft. Nowadays sateen is available in cotton, wool, silk, and man-made fabric such as rayon, polyester etc, for multiple purposes, with varying grades. When woven with a finest count then it is used as textiles for making ties.
Originally woven with silk filament and now versatility with various manmade filaments has taken place. This is a warp-face, highly lustrous fabric, good for lingerie and dresses used as a high quality fabric. It is mostly used for labeling.
Originally made from cotton of 10s and 30s count but is now mostly made with Carded yarn. Its construction of sheeting is more or less same in warp and weft but to increase the strength occasionally the number of count is increased by 2-4 %. Nowadays it is also available in various blends for various purposes. Used sometimes for cheaper bed sheets and curtains during winters.
Shepherd’s checks
Originally a group of 4 ends colored warp and 4 picks with no color in weft with a fabric construction of twill where float of warp and weft is number 4 and more. Nowadays designers are using such concepts in multiple colors available in wool and silk for various purposes like ladies garment, shirting and special shepherd checks in Bhagalpur weavers making, similar to the above with matka silk, highly sold for other textile segments.
An originally crafted textile which has a figurative meaning while blending more weaving construction in 1 form surface .Usually woven on the jacquard loom. It has 2-3 layers of fabric woven conjestedly available in both fine and coarse texture. It is mostly used as upholstery.
Generally it was a smooth closely woven fabric in plain weave construction by silk which is crisp in nature. it is used in dresses, suits and lingerie.
Terry Cloth
This is a warp fabric having uncut loops on both sides of the textile which is woven on a terry loom (tobbaya), mostly used in towels.
It is mostly woven in wool with micron gradation and is segregated which can be piece dyed or a yarn dyed fabric and its construction not very specific. It can be plain , basket or twill weave and sometimes herringbone. It is woven by a coarse yarn and its milling in olden days was like Scottish tweed, which once is off loom is used to be spread on the wooden flooring where couples danced with wooden flat sole shoes for its milling. It is used for coat blazer.
Originally it is made with compact, short warp pile of silk and later with man made fiber. It is similar to flush fabric which has a softer feel. It can be printed and its end use is in ladies garments.
Normally this is woven with fine single yarns, highly twisted with plain fabric construction. Generally is made out of a highly combed cotton yarn. Especially for children and ladies garments.
There are still many more textile terms which have their own identity and definitions.
Therefore we have selectively chosen the above for GIFT learners to understand what a vast field textile is which without dedication is not possible to learn.

Historically, it is quite difficult to trace, in which part of the world was the art of embroidery invented. Certainly when King Suleman learned the art of Coat making for himself than to his troops, that was the first sewing art described historically. While sewing the cord, threads got entangled in a decorative style on the outer side of the garment and that mistake was the invention of embroidery which is quite different to the other part of the history of versatile human habitats. Till today no text is available which clearly shows the invention of embroidery art other than the above invention. Later came in the versatile names of embroidery techniques in relation to different regions and people all over the world.
Embroidery is a craft art, which adds value to textile surfaces as well as apparels in many ways but its basic nature remains to be embossed which is tactile and seen.
According to GIFT Textile Education Program methods of teaching, the practicality of embroidery craft should be taught first followed by its conceptualization for the respective embroidery style, only then will the perfection be gained for this purpose. It is simply a synchronization of craft and design where both the needs are essential to be taken care of, by the designer.
The fresh learner at GIFT is taught the following embroideries to clear their mind about utilization of space through the stitches as running stitch and its variations, stem stitch, back stitch, chain stitch and its variations, lazy-daizy and its variations, cross stitch, herringbone and its variations, fly stitch, web stitch, coral stitch, various kind of couching styles button hole and blanket stitch, and many more variations. This helps to conceive ideas for its conceptualization in relation to various forms like that of the earth’s paradise nature, geometry, abstract, creature and its variations of the stitches according to the enhancement of the design because these are a subject of value addition to Textile, as well as Apparel Design.
GIFT teaches conceptualization and Final Design Drawing for the subject of Embroidery for Hand as well as Machine Embroidery. When this workmanship merges with the abstract designs, the work is highly appreciated by industries since it is unique and has its own style of development which is taught only at Gandhi GIFT NGO. Unfortunately this kind of learning has also not been seen in some learned designers who are in the field of embroidery since ages. That is why at GIFT this in depth understanding of the subject gives them more earning and recognition.
Further at GIFT, they learn to draw and compose countless small “boutis”, while drawing inspiration from earth’s paradise such as from nature’s leaves, flowers, stems, thorns, and buds, and also learn to set them in a perfect repeat flow, in a very short span. Other such endless forms can be objects of nature like, fruits, insects, reptiles, small version of animals, birds etc and manmade objects are incorporated in the above learning with empirical methods. All this work is regularly checked and corrected by GIFT faculty which shows the power of handling their subjects at GIFT that simply cannot be compared with others.
The above learning, in a single unit is also used in various styles for ornamenting surfaces of Textile and Apparel Design.
After learning the above, the students learn to convert the above mentioned concepts into designs used in panels, yokes, sari borders and “pallu” and later transform these into embroidery.
Once they learn to draw accurate forms of controlled size for the embroidery concepts in any style, it boosts the confidence level of each learner due to which their further education at GIFT, especially in Textile Print Design and Jewelry Design becomes much simpler for them.
The hard truth is that in today’s time, the well known Fashion Designers globally are not able to draw and conceptualize as above mentioned. This is because they are unfortunately not so lucky to be associated with GIFT, because it is seen over the years that the GIFT graduates realize this strength and certainly value it more than others today.
Similarly while begging, if we recall our entire life till today, we find that there are many instances that each of us have begged in our life. Firstly, from parents, close relatives, neighbors etc, either for humanitarian good or professionally that even we cannot remember. In the above manner each GIFT learner gains knowledge in his life where sky is not the limit, all by the grace of God Almighty.
Initially Prof. Khalid was in a dilemma whether to add this course content in the Textile Course Abstract, because no institute inspite of having their kind of fame and recognition, taught like GIFT. Over the years Prof Khalid has continued meditation and practice in learning and teaching the above stated examples. So, at GIFT, since 1995, it becomes much simpler for the students and their family to enjoy their life with knowledge which they can practice professionally.
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By:Prof. Khalid Ameer Rafique

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Named after MAHATMA GANDHI, GIFT is a follower of Guru Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda and Profet Mohd. Saheb, which works with the ideology of sharing and imparting 100% practical knowledge to learner individually.
GIFT believes in honesty, simplicity, tolerance, meaningful result oriented teaching as like GURUKUL of the Old Golden Ages where 14 year to 52 year old person can learn freely.
GIFT provides one year DIPLOMA POWER design course's syllabus in detail to each learner before joining.
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No homework means "LESS BURDEN MORE LEARNING!"
Learner is required to work 3 hours a day ONLY
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