The week’s work was quite slow. The herringbone filling with dark aqua green thread [anchor-189] on the borders was completed. More filling stitches with other colours are to be started. It takes long because, for each and every square the working thread has to be cut and restarted again.

WIPW63-blugreenpatiala3

WIPW63-blugreenpatiala3

This week’s randjes are large. My third sampler cloth couldn’t accommodate both borders. The second one has to be started on another cloth. The sampler looks-

WIPW63-RPW

WIPW63-RPW

Yesterday Navrathri festival started. This is festival which is celebrated for nine days. Clay figurines depict the various Gods and significant mythological scenes are kept on display. I have done this every year, when I lived in India. Many rituals are also performed glorifying the female Gods. Women are invited. I need to go for a visit. Our traditional saree is the dress code. I bought this cotton kota saree designed by Arundati Menon. I had to attach falls [a five inch strip of fabric which is attached to the saree border, where it touches the ground, to protect the saree] on this saree. After working the second randje, the embroidery on the borders will resume.

WIPW63-kota saree

WIPW63-kota saree

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