Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Part 1 of the Vintage Fabric Series

As you know we have a new series on My Dream Canvas that I am very excited about. It is called "For the Love of Vintage Fabrics". Click here to read more about it.

I am here to give you a peek into the vintage fabrics in my home. My mother and I came up with a simple idea to preserve the old saris and fabrics lying around at home. The green fabric is a border of an old sari. The sari was torn in a lot of places but the border was intact. By framing it, I can now either hang it on a wall or use it as a tray. A candle or two...... or a few flowers in a bowl with the tray as a base and I have a new centerpiece for a table. I like looking at it...... and I feel happy that I am preserving a memory :)





Here is another sari border that belonged to my Grandmother. If you look closely it seem to be coming apart. However, this did not stop me from transferring the border onto a new sari. I wore it at my brother's wedding last year! These borders are rare and hard to find these days. I want to do my best to preserve them as long as I can.

I know that according to my own rules I need to create a vignette using this fabric. I have to admit that I am not there yet :) I am working on it and I plan to share it with you soon.




I hope you are inspired to join my new series. Find the vintage textiles and fabrics in your home, create a vignette, click a picture and send it to me. I am looking forward to hearing from you :)

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8 comments:

kala said...

Wowww this is such a lively idea of preserving the fabric :) loved it to coreee

Roshni AaMom said...

Both the borders are exceptional and I love your thoughts on preserving them!

Naomi Jacob said...

Whoa! I'm suddenly inspired to go hunting for vintage saris... I wish I could reuse ones with history, but alas, I'll have to go buy some!

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Reema Saravanan said...

unique idea ...

Geetha said...

Umm nice one! Will do this with old saree pallus. :-)

Sudha said...

Framing is a major part of my DIYs for preserving granny and momz sarees...loved the way u wrote this post :)

purplehomes said...

so awesome..i love it! grandmother and mum's sarees NEED to be a part of our lives and you've made it a part of your beautifully.

Anpu Somanath said...

Loved the post...joining...

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