Tie and dye -1

I was having this wonderful friend over from Mumbai and I thought of gifting her something handmade.

So this is what I made for her. Hope you guys like it…

And what do you say about these dangles? 🙂  🙂

I wish I had made a turtorial out of this but I forgot. May be nest time…

Lovely gift

This post is dedicated to my lovely friend, Anubha. She sent me this handmade card and surprised me.

Look at the awesome figurine painted below. Isn’t it awesome. She took two days to make this one.

She just made my day. She also sent lovely, “Minakari” mirror from jaipur, which you can find here.

HUGS Anu, you made my day! 🙂



From the li’l artist…

Diwali is almost here and the li’l artist at my home is at work full time 🙂  🙂


This my li’l one prepare for her school competition. She made this from paper and some embelishments, with just a little help from mother dear. 🙂

toran leaves close up

A little close up view


This is how it should be used. Daughter dear was very happy to see her art work hung at the main door.  🙂

Sorry for the bad pic quality…

Silk Painting – Tutorial

I tried painting on silk Scarf this time and thought of sharing the technique with you guys.

Material Used:

1. Silk Scarf / cloth

2. Silk Colours along with outliner

3. Ring to Stretch the Cloth

4. Pencil for drawing the design on the cloth ( you can get it traced professionally too!)

5. Painting brush

6. A rag and water dispenser


1. The desired cloth has to stretched on the ring so that the working becomes easier.

2. Draw the design you want to paint.

3. Apply the outliner on the design so that the colours won’t bleed or merge with each other. (You can work without the outliner when you want the merged effect.) Wait for the outliner to dry completely. This might take one and half to two hours.

4. Once the outliner has dried, start filing up the design with your desired colours. There’s no need to dilute the colour or add any medium. You can work directly from the container. Remember to start filling the colour from the center so that the colour will not bleed out side the liner. If you want to shade the particular part, do it when the colour is still wet.

5. If you want to give texture to the colour as its seen in the solid area, you can put salt grains (bigger ones) on the still wet colours. Beautiful star shaped texture will be visible. Again, it is mandatory to do it when the colour is still wet and remove the grains once the colour dries.

6. Let the colours dry for 24 hours and then iron the cloth on the back side. Take care to keep the temperature of iron on “Silk” mode.

7. Now you can wash you cloth.


P. S. These colours can be used on cotton material also. These colours are easier to work on cotton fabric as they bleed less and the effect is better than that of conventional fabric colours.