Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Trip down the memory lane...


An old student of mine called a few days back to wish me...We celebrate teacher's day on September 5th here in India.She was talking about my initial stages as a designer (?!) and teacher.I was partly happy to hear her version of 'me' but felt embarrassed most of the time :)

I met a friend on saturday at a coffee shop and we ended up talking about 'me' again,sounds weird isn't it? My friend asked me if I remember when I'd sold my very first design/kit and all those memories flooded back into my thoughts very quickly. I sold my first kit in September 1993 (20 years!) Like any teen-age girl I bought a pair of gold ear-rings with that money,still have the ear-rings with me:)
I didn't have PC,printer etc. back then so I hand painted the design onto the fabric and all the instructions were hand written by me ,wish I'd taken a picture of my first kit.

I came back home ,searched my journal and ended up re-stitching an old peacock design to celebrate.I wish all of you are here with me having a piece of cake ,sharing my little success and happiness...

                               

I just followed my notes without changing much just to remember the past,only addition is beads/spangles .
If I'd stitched this peacock for the first time now I would have reduced the red color.My mother suggested that I should design another peacock for kutch embroidery,make it into a DIY kit or digital download,any suggestions?
Please feel free to comment ..

Happy stitching!
Anita.


20 comments:

motidana said...

That`s a beautiful peacock ! I loved the stitches and the colors you have used .

deanna7trees said...

such wonderful memories. and special that you were remembering with friends.

Queeniepatch said...

Of course your former students are impressed; to make such a stunning design at the age of 20, to do all the hard work (design painted by hand onto fabric, instructions handwritten...) and to feel humble about it, that IS impressive.
Do continue to make impressive designs!
BYW, what a good thing to celebrate Teacher's Day.

Lakshmi said...

beautiful Anitha...smitten by the kutch work beauty on peacock..may copy the idea someday..:)

Ranjana's craft blog said...

I know the money earned by passion give immense happiness...this is lovely design,,,hats off to your talent!

margaret said...

congratulations on 20 years of design and selling your kits.

ina said...

The peacock is LOVELY!Pls give us the pattern and the instructions on how to stitch it (if it is not copyrighted).

Shami Immanuel said...

Beautiful Anita. Nice application of kutch work.

magpiestitcher said...

I like the red in the design - I don't use much red in my own stitching, oddly, but I like it when I see it!
I can see that design being popular in a lot of places. That peacock and maybe a similar one would make stunning sofa pillows. Altho I don't like sequins/spangles on sofa pillows, I'd be afraid they'd catch on people's clothes, if they leaned against the pillow.

Hannah said...

I think a kutch peacock would be really amazing.

KnitYoga said...

I would love to buy a copy of the downloadable pattern if you make it available. It's beautiful!

nsangheetha said...

Neat Stitching. It will be a good idea to design a Kutch work peacock. Good Luck.
Your neatness is amazing.

shirley said...

I love your embroidery, it is bright and beautiful.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Lindo! Gosto muito dos pontos e das cores que você usou!
Um abraço!
Egléa

Gorgeous! Like a lot of spots and colors that you used!
Hugs!
Egléa

Faye Cook said...

Gorgeous ,and for those of us not living near you digital downloads would be great.
Not too much red really and whats wrong with buying some earrings especially as you still have them.

Anitha said...

Peacock is very beautiful Anitha. Lovely colours and stitches.

Anitha said...

Lovely work Anitha.
Colours and stitches are very neat and good.

l'alternativa said...

Che meraviglia Anita, un lavoro fantastico!!!!!!!!!! Bacioni
Emi

crochet work said...

Would like to buy this design if it available

Anita said...

@crochetwork - Yes,its available. Pls e-mail me for further details.thank you.