Rangoli is a traditional decorative art of India. It is usually done by women, using dry or wet granulated rice or dry flour, to which vermillion, turmeric and other natural colors are added. The designs are painted on the floors of living rooms and courtyards during Hindu festivals.
I have stitched these designs on black fabric, using metallic gold thread – they look wonderful.
I am just in the process of updating our blog. As you can see, nothing has happened here in 2016.
Family has come first and it has been a busy, even chaotic year for us.
Christine and Neil have moved to Riverton on the Queensland/New South Wales border, where Neil is again working in IT. Christine is managing a beautiful home stay property, Dumaresq Homestead. It caters for 12 people at a time and I think it would make a great venue for a sewing workshop. I’m keen to plan some workshops for next year.
Graeme has been all over the country side supervising the building of storage facilities – Melbourne, Sydney, Yatala. Most of the time I have gone with him and spent some time relaxing and visiting family.
In September I was hospitalized for 10 days with a heart attack.
I have been home now for four weeks, and have just had a very positive report from the doctor. I am feeling much better and much more positive again.
I have a number of designs that are complete, but without written instructions. I am planning to work steadily through them and get them up on the website, hopefully before Christmas. I have done some lovely Bulgarian designs that I plan to use for reversible table runners.
I have also been playing with dyeing, painting, screen printing, stamping, rubbing, stencilling on fabric, then adding embroidery. Lots of fun.
I will try to get a design up for you in the next few days.
Isn’t this little pup just too cute?
You can download this Too Cute pup here. The color chart is included. Lots of colors, but a minimum of jump stitches.
We would love to see how you use this design.
Cheers, Lyn and Christine.