Saturday, October 05, 2013

ThankYou #5: Alponadi and Mejopishi

Cousin J's ayah Alponadi taught me to sew when I was six or seven. We tore up an old blue saree of my mother's and made handkerchieves and dolls' dresses from the scraps one afternoon. It was the start of a life-long interest in sewing and dressmaking.

Mejopishi gifted me a little gold chocolate box filled with cross stitch supplies, from a little pattern book to pretty silks, needles, scissors and fabric, for my eighth birthday I think. From there my collection of fabrics and threads has grown to fill an entire cupboard today and while I am not especially proficient at any particular skill, I can sew and embroider, knit a little and crochet some.

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