Wednesday, June 11

June TIF

June's challenge in a simple sentence would be "stories that are and stories that are possible" The colour palette and challenge details are here.
I spent sometime trying to figure out what the challenge meant for me and then I don't remember how or when the idea emerged but it was ready to execute and I'm done with this month's challenge and its not yet the middle of June.
On the left is the source or the story called Plantation House. Plantation House is the label under which a close friend who shares the same design sensibilities as me sells her garments. She takes inspiration from the japanese kimono or african garments so her garments have simple cuts and are impeccable for the detailing and finish. She uses fabrics made of natural fibres and the styling is relaxed , the look is one of layered textures. The whole story is one of understated elegance much like life on a plantation, therefore the name - Plantation House.


On the right is a story born from the cutting waste of the garments made for Plantation House. I use the cutting waste to make one of a kind patchwork scarves and stoles embellished with simple embroidery, geometric forms and applique. All handmade and hand finished with impeccable finish and detailing.


Shalini's garments are a perfect foil for my scarves and stoles. We had a show of our work two years back and we hope to have another this year. Its intersting to see how two stories can come together and complement each other so well. Immense possibilities which I need to explore if that show is going to happen.
Now I need to catch up with the Take a Stitch Tuesday group on Stitchin Fingers. I have to do both the Herringbone Stitch and the Buttonhole stitch.

23 comments:

Tanguera said...

What a beautiful piece. Love your hand stitching on the right side. Love the story that goes with this.

EMBELLISHER said...

Thanks Tanguera.

Sue said...

This is so lovely, so much beauty coming from what might be waste, and I love the stitching. Keep up the wonderful work!

EMBELLISHER said...

Hello Sue, thanks for coming by my blog and leaving a comment.

Doreen G said...

An incredible piece of stitching it is truly beautiful.
Well done

Guzzisue said...

wonderful piece, tells the story beautifully ( still not started mine)

priya said...

this is very different in sensibility to a certain movie we just saw too.
just the opposite in fact.
;-)

EMBELLISHER said...

I'm sure you'll create something stunning this month too Guzzisue.I need to check out that BBC crochet thing you posted about. Thanks for visiting and love the comment

EMBELLISHER said...

Yes very different in sensibility from the vapid movie we saw, thank god for that and aren't you glad Priya that we are above & beyond the frivolous dictates of fashion.

Threadspider said...

What a glorious piece from the scrap. Still looking for my story for this challenge.

red2white said...

Maya, I would LOVE to see more of your scarves!!! This one looks beautiful and I like how you developed this month´s concept!

kate smudges said...

This is a wonderful idea...I love seeing your stitching work. What a cool idea to use the cutting waste to fashion your creations.

zquilts said...

What a beautiful piece !

EMBELLISHER said...

I went off to Chennai this weekend and I so pleased to see so many had visited and left comments. Thanks Thread spider, red to white, kate and zquilts. red to White i shall have some pictures up of my scarves very soon, why didn't i do that before?

neki desu said...

What beautiful TIF you've created.
Very rich visually!
oh yes, and thanks for the mango lassie recipe:)
neki desu

jude said...

i like what you have done here with the story and the stitches.

EMBELLISHER said...

Neki I hope the mango lassi was refreshing and thanks for stoppig by.

EMBELLISHER said...

Jude your blog Spirit Cloth is so inspiring - sorry I'm gushing here but what can I say it is.Thanksfor visiting and leaving a comment.

vineeta said...

Embellisher I cant tell you how pleased I am to have checked your blog. I LOVE your work! ANd I'm really grateful that you left that comment on my blog or I'd never have seen your work. This is very good stuff. Are you based in Bombay or Bangalore?

EMBELLISHER said...

Hello Vineeta, thanks for dropping by and checking out my blog.I'm in Bangalore.

fiona d said...

this is beautiful - so peaceful and calm. I love the circles of stitching.

lee said...

I really like the contrast between the hand stitching and the seams separating the fabrics. A lovely piece.

shalini said...

and i'm lucky to own one of your beautifully embroidered textiles!

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