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Bathing Nancy & A Special Mother's Day with Merci Maman

Don’t you just love a soft squidgy baby bum?! All those velvety wrinkles and rolls make you want to eat them up so bad! If you follow ‘the rules’🙄 your baby will have spent a lengthy 10 days or however long it has taken for their cord to drop off without experiencing the delight that is a nice warm bath, so their squidgy bums are more than ready for a good old dunk. 457 more words

Lifestyle

An opportunity to work on a special piece for Artist Dana Awartani

Artist Dana Awartani made this beautiful piece for the Kochi Biennale 2016-17. I helped execute the piece and it was a humbling experience. There are 8, intricately hand embroidered, white sheer fabric pieces hung beautifully at the David Hall in Kochi. 20 more words

Fabric Development

from Italia to Australia...

Another piece from my Italian great-grandmother’s glory box… {Bisnonna Francesca (Cesca in my books)}. This hand-embroidered pillow sham from 1920s Calabria travelled in the hull of a ship across the world to a new life in Australia and remained tucked away for many decades… a keepsake of another place and life that might have been.

Italy

About Bakhia work in Chikankari

Bakhia work is also known “Bakhia” or shadow work. Here the work is done from the back, the stitches completely covering the design in Herringbone style. 157 more words

Chikankari

What is Chikankari Work?

The word chikan is most likely derived from the Persian word `chikin’ or `chikeen’ which implies a sort of weaved fabric. This workmanship has its own particular imperial essentialness rising above from Mughal Period to the time of Oudh Nawabs later sprouting as a design driven type of needle art perceived world over today. 116 more words

Chikankari

Types of Chikankari Stitches

The patterns and effects created depend on the stitches and the thicknesses of the strings utilized. A portion of the fastens incorporate backstitch, chain line and hemstitch. 79 more words

Chikankari

10 basic Stitches in Chikankari Embroidery

  1. Tepchi is a long running or darning fasten worked with six strands on the right half of the fabric assumed control four strings and grabbing one.
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