A tiny teaser…

…of a future project.

This heap of wonderfulness recently arrived in record time from Sareeka, in Surat, in the state of Gujarat, western India. I have Plans!  Aren’t those colours and patterns just beautiful?

It’s going to take a while before I can get on with it, but I just wanted to share this foretaste with you. And while I’m waiting, it’s all sitting on my cutting table, where I can gloat and pet it, and where it shines in the sunshine.

Meanwhile, I have a quilt to finish. One-third of the way through…


16 thoughts on “A tiny teaser…

  1. Going Batty in Wales says:


  2. Dayphoto says:


  3. Cathy says:

    You can almost feel the soft silkiness of them just by looking at the photograph. Fun times ahead definitely!

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    New tops for Kate I wonder, or all for Mouse’s wardrobe?

  5. craftycreeky says:

    Ooh, I like the blue one on the left especially, I’ve bought a few silk saris on ebay and turned them into dresses.

    • katechiconi says:

      I like buying new sari lengths, because you still get the blouse section on the end, and the fabric is still new and stiff and much easier to cut out! The one on the left is actually more greenish than blue, a really lovely colour, while the pallu end (the stripy bit) has true green in it.

  6. Stephanie says:

    I’m intrigued! My Pakistani neighbour was just asking me for ideas for her old saris.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ll do a post soon, but it’s based on the idea of either a churidar coat (unfitted) or a mughal jama coat (fitted bodice, big skirts). If I have any decent remnants after that, I’ll definitely be thinking about a small kantha quilted jacket for the cooler weather. Hope that helps1

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