I’ve had an idea to do a piece of work based on the dowry bag I bought in Kutch.
I am working on producing a set of work taking inspiration from Ethnic textiles for a new talk and workshops.
Here is the Kutch bag
I started by appliqueing a Taj Mahal image in Indian newspaper first on heavy calico
And then added some machine embroidery. It is stitched in Wonderfil Spagetti thread. I quilted in and am happy with the wrinkled effect – that what the bag looks like. I added some tea to give it the worn look.
I added the edging by hand.
it’s a pity that the Taj Mahal is not really very visable now I know it’s there!
We had a little bit of sunshine today so I went out on my bike. You can see just how much snow we have had!
With such cold snowy weather this week I have had only a few students so started to work on my piece for Festival of Quilts in the summer – so no photos.
I had an idea to do a piece of work based on a bag I bought in the Kutch so have started it. The background is the Taj Mahal appliqued in newspaper, I will stitch over quite a lot of it so perhaps a bit pointless.
It is all stitched using Wonderfill spagetti thread.
I have also been working on some of the ideas I have for my new book. We intend to have 2 projects in the bok, 1 will be one of the Indian women, the other will be a block printed hanging, which will include fabric bought in a shop in Ahmedabad – more images to come tomorrow
I spent yesterday afternoon making more flowers. I wanted to test out the patterns for the kits checking I had the correct sizes and making sure they fit economically into the fabric sizes. I started to write the instructions and cant decide whether to repeat some of the words from the last kits for the new ones or write a new story.
I think I will keep the wording short – easier for me and it will work out cheaper.
Instructions should be even easier to follow. One of the new flowers is like a daffodil – so a little more complex but certainly not difficult to make.
Here are some of them I made yesterday. I made some of them from fabric I bought in India last month.