Showing posts with label Traditional Maharashtrian Wear. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Traditional Maharashtrian Wear. Show all posts

Ribbon Embroidery on Saree

Design on the Pallu

Drum Roll Please!!!!!!!!

Introducing the most veteran crafter in our family... My Grandma's work for first time! 

Now the blog officially reflects projects made by three generations of ladies.... My Grandma, mum and me ..hooray!
Design on the border of the saree

My grandma is in her late 70's and loves learning new things even at this age! She recently started following my blog (well her neighbour shows her the blog on her laptop once everyweek) and she showed interest in being part of this blog. She's a very verstalie artists, she is great cook, a very well eshtablished writer in Marathi, a good speaker and leader( head of senior citizen institute) and pursues crafts in her spare time. Me and my mum learnt the knitting and crochet from her and now she still learns new things and passes on the knowledge to us. 

She learnt ribbon embroidery 3-4 years ago and since then has gifted me with 4 embroidered sarees. She made this one for my mum. I will post some more photos of my sarees later in the year.

Design on the border of the saree
She recently learnt some new jewllery techniques using glass beads and has gifted a nice choker to my little one. ( will post that  too soon..) 

So I am very happy to see her keen interest in my activties and willingness to contribute more even at this age! I would be lucky to have half of her engery when I turn that old! 

What do you think our new contributor to the Blog! 

Happy Crafting! 

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Crochet Purse - Batwa


Hello Crafters, 

Mum made this small purse (called Batwa in Marathi) from left over scrap wool. It is a perfect accessory to carry along with an Indian Saree to small traditional functions in temples or religious events. 

Simple single crochet is used to make shell pattern. Mum also added some pearls in between to glamorised the purse a bit. 

Crochet string is use to tie up the purse. The strings have pearls dangling at the end 

It took her 5 days working around 1 hour on it everyday to finish the project. 
Please let me know if you wish to own such pretty purse for your little girl! its the perfect cute gift! 

Happy crafting! 
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Traditional Baby Clothes - Sewing Project


My mum loves sewing all the traditional clothes for our baby, as she did for us..... continuation of tradition :D
 
She made these beautiful Kunchies (traditional head gear for newborn babies) which are given to the newborn babies on special occasions and are made of pure silk with border print and lined with pure cotton.



Kunchi



Since in Oz my mum came across these baby singlets which were more comfortable to wear for babies than the traditional cotton wear from India ( purely due to seasonal differences).  She decided to sew a similar singlet with an old cloth lying in her sewing kit but it lacks the professional finishing but was good enough for my daughter.




 
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