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!