Block Printing

India has been renowned for its printed and dyed cotton cloth since the 12th century and the craft flourished as the fabric received royal patronage. The earliest centers for block printing seem to have been in what are now the states of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. From these centers, the craft appears to have spread gradually with the migration of craft workers to other areas. Continue reading “Block Printing”

The Art of Smocking

This art form that we call as ‘Smocking’ (also called as ‘English smocking’) is originally from The United Kingdom.

Smocking is a form of embroidery made on top of gathers. This makes the work elastic and controls the fullness of the fabric in a decorative way hence making it highly suitable for children’s clothing. Continue reading “The Art of Smocking”

The Princess Diaries: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Even as I write this, I’m a little annoyed at myself for being so caught-up in Her Royal Highness Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s fairytale romance. I blame a large part of my curiosity on Google and it’s incessant updates regarding their nuptials (no Google didn’t give me these updates because I kept searching Meghan Markle, I’m a fan of Suits, a tv show she used to be a part of), the rest is all me. 😛 Continue reading “The Princess Diaries: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex”