What do you do when you cannot sit on the sewing machine and do some quilting? You turn to something else you love… What a wonderful way to while away the long winter evenings… I only wish the background weren’t so dark, my ageing eyes find it difficult to count stitches!
My mother in law, like I mentioned before, was an immensely talented lady – she was not only the most accomplished needlewoman, she knitted and sewed beautifully and her cooking – it was divine! In fact, when she first came to Jaipur in the late forties, she was one of the few women who could […]
I made this when ladies used handkerchiefs – delicately embroidered pieces of soft muslin and cotton, decorated with hand crocheted and tatted laces, one to match each saree! Those lovely hankies – especially the `special’ ones taken out only for parties and celebrations – were carefully tucked away in equally painstakingly embroidered `hanky cases’ . […]