We need one more piece of paper from a different governemnt department [ and yes we are a completely registered business and have done our first tax even...] but there is some hiccup and a meeting ahs to be held. If/when we get registration we can join the Government Handicrafts Export Association and apply to participate in a trade fair in Delhi....and so hope to drum up more business.
We have a lovely time here making things but really could do with a bit more work for our own income levels....and it would enable us to employ more people- teh BIG double bonus of the whole affair.
I love quilts and comforters- always loved the traditional patterns [Love log cabin like crazy- think it is something to do with the warm heart in the middle- represented by a red square]
but I do hate piecing....so it dawned on me - use stitch to catch the feel.
I am also looking at patterns where I can get a dramatic effect but actually reduce the amount of stitches which will help us find a lower price point for some of our range....
This is the beginnings of a take on Log cabin...ignore my mucky stitching and the fact I could not work out where to go at first- the idea is starting to jell.
I am so excited!!collaboration will be developing.
Each quilt will be individual as part of a developing series.
We already have started labelling all our work with the man who used the machine and the women who used the needle.....this will bring it up a notch.
Comments if you have a momnet on quilt sizes would be greatly appreciated
I am thinking Cosy Comforter style Throws 150 cmx 150cm [5' x5']
Generous Bed quilt 210 x 210 cm [7'x7']
and a single bed topper 150 x 180 cm [5'x 6']
I am waiting impatiently to get the first sample from Dastrath of the new patchworked sari silk throws to start and stitch into- very yummy I think they will be....
bet to get back to drwaing and stitching....
Ohh last night was an Oprah in India show on [I am sure the rest of the world saw it years ago]
She is a great woman- so inspiring and I think she picked up on India it's potential and woes rather well. Fabulous seeing her interview Deepak Chopra as well. a buzz :)