Another India Quilt

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

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I started by appliqueing a Taj Mahal image in Indian newspaper first on heavy calico

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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.

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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!

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