I never had the good fortune of meeting my grandmother. She just lived to be barely 30 years when she passed away. My mum was 12 then. All that I know of her is through my mum's stories. She loved to embroider and make wicker baskets. In olden times in India, one had to trace the design by a blue carbon paper on fabric and then embroider. She started embroidering this pillow by chain, satin stitch and french knot daisies but could not complete it.
I will showcase more of my grandmother - Chandrakala's work on my blog as a tiny tribute to the fascinating gifted woman that she was.
|One can see blue carbon marking below the embroidery|
|Blue carbon tracing that she could not complete|
|Hand Emrboidered Daisies|