Happy World Embroidery Day!
I was always drawn to color whether in nature or fashion, or the colorful embroidery in my grandmother's house. My grandmother's embroidery was her on pillowcases, dish towels and table cloths. I loved them because she had made them and there was colorful embroidery thread in them. So it was natural that I too learned to embroider with that colorful thread.
I've been doing a bit of research into the 'roots' of embroidery and it appears the art of embroidery has a very glamorous and ancient history. The East Indians have done and are doing amazing things with embroidery and color. They've been known for their skill in embroidery and embellishment for centuries. Embroidery is a fascinating subject.
And here is a link for textile enthusiasts, Hand & Cloth
They support 'dignified work to skilled women artisans creating beautiful, functional textiles.'
They sell traditionally made Kantha quilts. I think that's a great idea, have a look.