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I had just enough chunky yarn to make it go two rounds. And, sewed the ends together to make an infinity scarf. Pattern is from Crochet by Margaret Hubert.  I don't want to think about the snow yet though.



beginning of another small kantha piece.




adding few rows a day to other crochet project as well.





Urban vegetables gardens spotted during my weekend walks;
 


my indoor pumpkin creeper too had two more blossoms (few days apart). I don't think there ever will be a pumpkin though :) I am just pleased to admire the pretty blossoms.


beautiful September sun;

Thank you for stopping by today,

till next post,
Gaia



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  1. garden is looking so colourful. Crochet projects so good infinity scarf will be so useful come the winter and your embroidery is a lovely hand stitched project

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  2. Your crochet infinity scarf is so pretty! Enjoy the last week of summer!

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  3. What a pretty scarf to keep you warm...in the distant future, I hope. It's really beginning to cool off here, and it rained today. We do need that for the forest fires. Your pumpkin vine is so pretty.

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  4. Really admiring those colours in the afghan! And the infinity scarf is so pretty too. Hasn't this September weather been amazing? Hopefully we won't be thrown hard into cold weather. I hope things cool down gently for us. I've been seeing a few pumpkins (or maybe they were squash) getting big out in the fields.
    Wendy

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Kantha Work

Lotus Pond

Another kantha embroidery piece I just completed. I used three layers of white voile, tacked in place and drew the pattern.


To create rippling effect of water,I used two different shades of blue and a purple and did them in a kind of an overlapped shells to match the lotus leaf. Also, added yellow at the top to represent sunshine.




The bottom of the pond is in a shade of aqua.






The finished piece is about 8x14 inches and it took about two months.
Do you like my imaginary pond?

xxx, Gaia 


A Saree Quilt

Saree- six yards of cloth draped around the body in various styles are worn by many woman from the south asian region. They come in various textures, patterns, and all and more colours one can imagine.
My grand mother who's in her 90's still wears saree everyday at home. My mother wears mostly when she goes to the city or on special occasions such as weddings etc. Many women in my family wear it in a style known as Kandyan [also known as osariya]. Cotton sarees are very common for daily wear. Saree is usually worn with a jacket and a slip.

If you go http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sari here you can read and see some pictures of various styles of draping.


The quilt I made is out saree borders from my mother's cotton sarees. My mother finds that whole six yards a little too much for her as she is petite. So she would cut off some of the border, and sew it for her liking. When I visited her, she gave me a whole pile of pretty and colourful cut-offs and I thought I would try quil…

Kantha Work - first attempt

This is my contemporary take on this ancient form of folk art.It roots are from the Indian state of West Bengal and Bangladesh. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakshi_Kantha  This wikipedia page provides some detailed information and also has links to read and see some very rare and unique work. 

I got interested after seeing some cushion covers that my brother brought home after visiting one of the kantha making villages in Bangladesh. He explained as to how the women were sewing. I wanted to learn more about this, so I searched the web for Indian embroidery methods and patterns. 
I used three layers of white voile; first tacked them in place and drew the pattern [which I had sketched previously] using freehand, as it is said to have done in the past. This results the work having more of an asymmetrical look. Well, I do not know how much my design have such a look.

It is also noted that the traditional colours used in kantha work are red, blue, green and black. I however, incorporated …