Category Archives: textiles

law garden night market

Spent an evening browsing textiles and jewellery at the Law Garden Night Market in Ahmedabad.  Being off-season, and really really hot, the market wasn’t too crowded and I had a lot of elbow room for taking photos. The Law Garden

law garden night market

Spent an evening browsing textiles and jewellery at the Law Garden Night Market in Ahmedabad.  Being off-season, and really really hot, the market wasn’t too crowded and I had a lot of elbow room for taking photos. The Law Garden

calico textile museum

Wish I had more photos to share from the Calico Textile Museum – photography is unfortunately not allowed inside the exhibits. The museum itself is incredible – a massive restored haveli that houses hundreds of ancient and antique fabrics, clothing,

calico textile museum

Wish I had more photos to share from the Calico Textile Museum – photography is unfortunately not allowed inside the exhibits. The museum itself is incredible – a massive restored haveli that houses hundreds of ancient and antique fabrics, clothing,

supporting sewa

While in Ahmedabad, I visited the SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) reception centre with hopes of learning more about the trade union and spending some rupees to support the women who are a part of it. Their simple headquarters featured

supporting sewa

While in Ahmedabad, I visited the SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) reception centre with hopes of learning more about the trade union and spending some rupees to support the women who are a part of it. Their simple headquarters featured

art book centre

Tucked away down a small street in Ahmedabad is the sweet Art Book Centre – home to an impressive collection of rare art, architecture and textile publications. The shop first opened in the 70’s, and was run part time while

art book centre

Tucked away down a small street in Ahmedabad is the sweet Art Book Centre – home to an impressive collection of rare art, architecture and textile publications. The shop first opened in the 70’s, and was run part time while

fabric shopping – ahmedabad

Ahmedabad has already been a dream for this textile lover, and it’s only my first stop in Gujarat.  I spent an entire afternoon at one of the city’s best known fabric shops, overwhelmed by stacks and stacks of cottons and

fabric shopping – ahmedabad

Ahmedabad has already been a dream for this textile lover, and it’s only my first stop in Gujarat.  I spent an entire afternoon at one of the city’s best known fabric shops, overwhelmed by stacks and stacks of cottons and

sew

In Hyderabad (and I imagine, most Indian cities) there’s an entire street full of sewing machine sale and repair shops.  These are the beauties most tailors use around the country – I can’t decide if it would be awesome or

sew

In Hyderabad (and I imagine, most Indian cities) there’s an entire street full of sewing machine sale and repair shops.  These are the beauties most tailors use around the country – I can’t decide if it would be awesome or

lad bazaar

Lad Bazaar, near the Charminar in Hyderabad is a glittery maze of fabrics, trim, bangles and pretty much anything you might need for a Indian wedding (even yarn, apparently).  Unfortunately it was one of those days in India (the ones

lad bazaar

Lad Bazaar, near the Charminar in Hyderabad is a glittery maze of fabrics, trim, bangles and pretty much anything you might need for a Indian wedding (even yarn, apparently).  Unfortunately it was one of those days in India (the ones