Sunday, January 11, 2009

From yarn to textiles.

Howdy all,
I've always been a textile hunter much before I learnt to weave.
I've been in India on Photography assignments for the last many months & have come by lots of fabulous Indian textiles (mostly remnants & squares that I collect for my talented quilter mom - which I've doing since I was 12.). Brocades, silks, slubby cotton weaves, embroidered, you name it.
I'm seriously considering putting a ton of them up for sale on my Etsy shop (on which I used to sell yarn). Please let me know if there's any interest in them, in case you or your friends sew or quilt.
You can see some of the stuff my mom makes from the textiles she & I collect in India at her blog entries below.
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2006/02/my-handmade-linen-projects-using.html
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2007/09/single-bedcover-with-different.html
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2006/07/tote-bags-or-batuas-hand-embroidered.html
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2005/12/houses-village.html
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2007/04/more-linen-bedcovers-in-cotton-silk.html
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2007/09/sunflower-with-rich-silk-bakground.html
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2007/09/pic-has-been-clicked-before-framngthus.html
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2007/03/new-post.html
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2006/12/indian-sari-blouses.html
http://creativeembroidery.blogspot.com/2006/08/birds-of-many-feathers-still-flocking.html

3 comments:

Suzanne said...

My budget is REALLY tight these days but I am so glad you are still around and doing creative things! The socks I made from yarn you dyed are still my favorites.

Its a pleasure to see your mum's work as well.

Shanti said...

Your mom's stuff is lovely. I'd probably be interested in buying some of the fabric you've collected.

joiedevivre said...

aahaa
nice nice nice
even i have a bit if idea about textile designin..