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“Come sit with us Kamla, lets catch up!” said the third floor Mrs. D’Sylva. Kamla hastened from the dining table to the lounge, hiding her phone that was beeping continuously. She had friends and acquaintances from her apartment building over for tea. It was their usual monthly book club meet-up. But something was different. Woman… Continue reading Untitled I

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Threadventures: Francine the Floral Fox

In the list of my successful and enjoyed embroidery projects, I add Francine the Floral Fox. I picked up this design online, part of a series of cute animals and recreated the picture using similar threads and stitches I found most appropriate. Stitches used: 1. Stem stitch-for outline and some stems 2. Lazy Daisy- for… Continue reading Threadventures: Francine the Floral Fox

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Hand Embroidery: Reviving a popular creative hobby from the past!

  Crafts, handiworks and handmade goodies, all bring the delightful waft of yesteryears as we remember stories from our grandmothers and mothers. When we think about handmade dresses, gifts and items, we think about the ethnic creations of East and envy it from afar. Perhaps, we even pay an extra buck for the exquisite products… Continue reading Hand Embroidery: Reviving a popular creative hobby from the past!