Friday, August 28

TAST 2015 - Fly Stitch

Fly stitch creates a mandala around a moth which I found on our verandah. The mandala and moth are on a page of my brown paper bag journal. 
After the rains many moths big and small can be seen on the verandah and the french doors. 

I have  a small selection of my hand embroidered scarves for sale on a fashion accessory portal Pookaari. They ship all across India and the USA. Multiple payment options and cash on delivery available only in India. With the festive season around the corner here in India, do pop over to Pookaari and check out the curated jewellery and accessories on offer.

Happy Onam to each one of you celebrating Onam today, may you have your fill of payasam and other Onam goodies. That mandala of fly stitch is something like the flower carpets which get made during Onam. Have a good weekend.

Friday, August 21

Folded Book Art - Hearts Galore

I spent sometime last week making my first folded book. A newbie but I'm hooked, my first attempt was in March this year when my mum, recovering from eye surgery and I had some fun folding pages of Reader's Digest into interesting sculptural forms.  
The pattern I followed is a free one found here.
I'd like to attempt a word next.
How has the week been for you? I've been getting an education in bee keeping!
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 12

TAST 2015 - Blanket Stitch

I've decided to participate in Take a Stitch Tuesday 2015 which Sharon is conducting and will run for 52 weeks - a new stitch to try and explore each week.
It was in 2008 that I first took up the challenge of TAST and the result was two fiber books which have been exhibited and become teaching aides and are very precious to me.  
Since the book form interests me immensely and I've moved to a new place to set up home I've decided to use TAST to explore the use of embroidery stitches on paper and make a journal of sorts.
The paper for the pages will be the brown paper bags and bills on which I intend to do the embroidery stitches.It will be a collage of sorts. Embroidery, writing, ephemera.

So without much ado here's Blanket Stitch done on a brown paper bag from New Indian Bakery.  

 The inside. A recipe and the bill from Dragon restaurant. Panikoorka is Indian Borage and I have a cutting which will be planted in my herb garden and in time Panikoorka pakoras will be made..
I have some catching up to do with TAST.