For a week we have been trying to get up to Bagru and see Mohamed Salim the gentleman who carves our printing blocks- on a bit of a mission as we have a few projects held up by the alck of them...so after a week of pump problems and waiting for the fix it man to arrive [apparently because it was so hot he could not be bothered picking up the part from over the mountain.] and then waiting for the insurance man to arrive to pay car tax [it has been out for a while but you only worry about it if you are in a rush to get somewhere- seems to be his way]
any way, finally we set off.
Before I knew it I had ordered one or 2 of his designs for us to add into to our printing and Nadu had another one or 2 as well.
Ladies shopping! you could see Praveen stepped back and let us get on with it.
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and hot on the heels of organizing new blocks came this lovely bunch of flowers from Gillian Travis, an English woman I met earlier in the year, we hatched this project to make kits of some of her creations.
Flowers similar to this won 1st prize at the FOQ for 3 D quilting and it has been a popular class for her...wanting to connect with some of our local people she commissioned us to work with Nandu to print fabrics for her and assemble kits- wait until the Festival of Quilts at Birmingham this year or check out her website it will all be there soon.
most went quite well, the only worry was this maroon...we had been hoping fro a more pink colour but the dye man went a bit wild, now Gillian has added stitch I find it really attractive- it is all in mixing and matching and she has a real eye for that.
I thinkif you scan back through her blog you will find some rather inspiring pictures from her travels as well as more flowers.