This is the first block printed fabric design I created together with @imprintedstory using their special wooden blocks!I am in love with this smooth rayon fabric, the color and the prints! And Im so happy to discover IM.PRINTED company, since we share the same desire to help and empower those who are less fortunate than us. While im working with the village women on making the clothes, Petra, the owner of @imprintedstory works with local women from Bagru on creating block printed fabrics and preserving their 400 years old tradition!
Learning new stitches together, laughing and sharing good moments- this is a true co-creation, sacred, beautiful, and uplifting... I cannot express with words how grateful I am to be able to spend time with these wonderful women and share knowledge with them and create beautiful pieces together. Even language stops being an issue when you sit down to craft. There is always a way to show, illustrate and explain with gestures, as long as desire is there- everything is possible.
Check out the process of making a single dress freshly from the field ;-) We started from unwrapping the beautiful sari fabric and measuring length and the neck Measuring side seams Making b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l hem stitch! Amazingly done lock-in stitch! Hand stitching the neckline (rolling stitch) and elegant dress is ready!
For you dear ones who are curious to know what kind of dresses we are making with the ladies from the rural villages in India - here is the first sneak peek! Today we finished practicing and learning and finally started working on the collection. 4 dresses are done! So far, so good... Note: I couldn't resist and created a little poster for upcoming collection. Plus I seriously love this blue wall! *** Note 2: with the shortage of models and photographers around, my dearest brahmacharini and I are doing our best 😉
Before we arrived at the village where we would be living and working for the next two weeks, we spent a night at Amma’s Ashram in Mumbai. Right before we were heading out Swami invited us to sit down for a few minutes and gave us a little talk/satsang...He reminded us not to look outside of ourselves for happiness and contentment, but to look inside, meditate more and go within...Going within when things around you are storming or being quite overwhelming is a great tool and such a wonder reminder. We always look outside of ourselves searching for pleasures, love and happiness. But when we sit down, quiet the mind and stay in silence we eventually arrive at the place where...