“some useful periods wasted”_Paromita Banerjee

Indian design and craft sector is in past few decades got the international attention due to indigenous practices we are incorporating in our product range. Under our #PHSinspiration series we have got insights of one of such designer who is working with crafts, hand-skills and sensitising more people about it. Paromita Banerjee, her yesteryears  learning…

Know your Dye fabric by Pavitra Shyam

It is always a first question how to know about your dyeing fabric. What is the difference between cellulose or protein base fibers. How to identify dye stuff for what one need to dye. In this series we have covered basic understanding of various fabric base and their possible identifications.   Identifying the kind of…

Re-use_Re_think_Carmina Fernandes

In #projecthandstitch2018 we have collaborated with some wonderful people who are practicing their crafts and generously agree to share their knowledge with the #projecthandstitchcommunity . Carmina Fernandes, is my teacher from NID, introduce us with her passion and hidden world of hand-embroideries she has been practicing and collecting from all over. Since February is month…

#projecthandstitch2017

Why #projecthandstitch? How about making your own clothes!! A decade ago if we look into our wardrobes they were mindfully chosen and made for specific occasions & events as per our needs. In India we grew up seeing lot of handcrafted work at our home and streets in various forms. Our older generations  is a…

Introduction to Pattern Making & Garment Construction_Ashish & Sonika

We are excited to have Ashish and Sonika on board for this year #projecthandstitch under our educational series. One of the most difficult part of garment constitutions is Pattern making, which most of us keep wondering how we are going to attempt it. Although at #projecthandstitch we are trying to work with easy methods so…

History of Natural dyes in India_by Pavitra_Shyam

  Welcome to the introductory blog on Natural dyeing. Today’s blog is a minuscule peek into the history of Natural Dyes in India. Colour has helped make humans life more aesthetic and appealing. Colour has been linked to seasons, festivals, emotions, status,cultural backgrounds since time in memorial. In India the philosophy of colour is so…

#Slowclothing by #textile_beat

In #projecthandstitch2018 inspiration series we have collaborated with #slowclothing expert Jane Milburn. This year we are focusing on various ways to reuse and upcycle material in innovative and individualistic ways. You can craft timeless clothing month after month and cherish them year after year. How mindfully you choose , materials, take care of your textiles/clothing…

#projecthandstitch2018_Outline

It was a wonderful experience doing lot of hand-stitching, learning about new cultures and practices and taking up new crafts. Thank you all the participants who have made this journey exciting. All the inspirational people around, who are keep encouraging you when you feel like dropping it in between due to everyday task in life….

“The Stitching Project” by Fiona & Praveen

As we are approaching to the wonderful year ending of 2017. There were many inspirations we have came across through social media, workshops and other platforms. #projecthandstitch started at a personal initiative grown in a global community. This have provided us a opportunity  to meet new #makers , learn about new #cultures and their #craft-cultures….

S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D T.Y.P.E by Kalyani Tupkary

It is always challenging to work out of your comfort zone and explore new medium. When we were researching about the next blog post there were hundred of questions arising. What kind of content we should post sothat our blog can add value to the readers in terms of new learning or exploring their own…

‘The Imperfect Cloth’

In our series of inspiration at #projecthandstitch , we are documenting work of individuals, designers and artists. Their work is inspired by hand-stitch or various form of hand-made and hand-stitch. In our previous post we have shared a trend which is globally practiced in various form of mending or ragoogari with the help of simple…

Katrina Rodabaugh a new age mender !

1. Any particular example or memory you have with hand-stitching which is very special. My mother was a crafter, gardener, cook, and all-around very inspiring homemaker. From the time I was very young I had access to her projects, materials, and various inspirations so in many ways I grew up literally at the edge of…

”how even your old worn out sock can have a global impact”

Under our Make & Mend series while researching we have came across many projects. There is always a questions that do we need these self initiated projects? What kind of impact these projects can create in today’s fast moving world? Do we really need these projects to motivate and encourage us as a community where…