Monday, February 11, 2013

More Photos from Abroad Because I've done Nothing!

I have been very lazy with my blog, opting to read a bit here and there but really not entering my other world of stitching lately. It has all been a bit too frantic in the real world to be able to escape.
While I was abroad, I was constantly overwhelmed by the incredible talent Indian people have with textiles so I thought I would put up a few photos of what I was seeing all around me.

 I eventually chose 3 pieces from here but it was so, so hard and now that I am home I want more!
I did not know what to do when the owner emptied out this bag of treasures for me to look at. Each piece had been originally part of someone's clothing. How could anyone part with something that has taken so many hours to make?
Lots of places sold beautifully woven floor rugs

 Huge patchworks of mini embroidered pieces were hanging everywhere. These things represented years of work and here they were at prices that belied their worth.

 Each design was unique and magical on its own
 I just had to take a photo of this bedspread. I had seen something similar on Pinterest and was enchanted by the design. Well this quilt is actually one piece of fabric. The design is painted on and then there is some hand quilting all around. Fooled me but it looks great.
Lots of gold, mirrors and shiny stuff adorn some of these pieces.

There was a never ending parade of colour and talent.
I haven't even touched upon the mosaics and paintings in the palaces and forts.
You just have to go there!


  1. Wow! These photos are amazing - the colors and patterns. Loved this post!

  2. You do just have to go there. That is so true. And I couldn't bring a whole lot home with me either. It was at times overwhelming and now I think, wish I had bought more!
    There is so much talent out there in rural India. Your pictures of textiles are amazing. Thank you for sharing them.

  3. Thank you for showing these! What a huge batch of inspiration!

  4. It is all so lovely-bright, funky, intriguing! Lucky you!


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