Fabrics, Yarns & Fibres: When To Use What

fabric and yarnsSome notes about fabrics, yarns & fibres. Also, a dictionary and when to use what. We plan to keep updating these notes from time to time. Please feel free to contribute via comments. Thank you!
December 15, 2021 — DesiCrafts India
Tags: DIY Fashion

Get the Look: Anushka's Blue Dress

Anushka Sharma at her wedding reception

Anushka and Virat's wedding was a big news. The love birds got married in a hush-hush way, in a foreign country. Later, a wedding reception was given to many people, including PM Modi.

February 07, 2018 — DesiCrafts India

Sari Play: Five Creative Ways to Use Your Vintage Silk Saris

Six yards of silk combined with gold or silver, sheer Chiffon or Georgette and of course the cotton ones with embellished pallu these saris used to be part of my mother's wardrobe and now I inherit the treasure.  Some times saris get old and other times we would like to discard them because we have worn at too many occasions or if they are out of trend. In India, it's not very uncommon to exchange an old sari and other clothes for something that you need in the kitchen or any other part of the house.

Sari ideas
May 25, 2017 — DesiCrafts India

Featured Craft | Gota Patti Borders | Lappe Ka Kaam

Gota patti borders are native of Indian state of Rajasthan and can be further divided into different types based on their designs and use. Gota patti or gota ribbons are also use in Lappe ka kaam - also know as Indian applique embroidery in wider terms. Clothes embroidered with Lappe ka kaam are very exquisite, unique and made with lot of hard work and passion. The master-Karigars in India take great pride in being the experts of this beautiful art and believe me it takes years of practice to master this art.

January 13, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Featured Craft | Gota Patti Borders

Gota is a thin (or wide) woven ribbon in metallic colors such as gold, silver, red, green etc and they are applied on the edges of a stole or a dress to embellish it. Gota was born and raised in Rajasthan and now after being adopted by International fashion industry, it has gained new heights of popularity. 

In Rajasthan, India gota is an essential part of day-to-day clothing and one can easily spot women clad in ghaghra-choli or six yards of modern sari embellished with got trims. But don’t assume that it’s all a women thing. Gota is equally popular among men when it comes to traditional Rajasthani wedding and party attire.

January 03, 2015 — DesiCrafts Shop

Pantone Color of the Year 2015 - Marsala

It’s official now, Marsala is the Pantone color of the year 2015 and so it is talk of the fashion town lately. While fashion and Interior designers are busy in creating new range of fashion, beauty and luxury products, fashionistas have started started planning in advance so as to what they will buy for home, kids and for themselves when their favourite products finally hit the market. Fashion and beauty blogs are on fire and getting loads of attention for this hot Sicilian color, named after a wine.

Marsala - Pantone Color Of The Year 2015

December 29, 2014 — DesiCrafts Shop

New Arrivals: Aztec Ribbons and Laces

What comes to your mind when somebody talks about Aztec? To me, Aztec is a world full of colors and beautiful patterns. But in reality, it is more than just colors and patterns. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, "Aztec, Nahuatl-speaking people who in the 15th and early 16th centuries ruled a large empire in what is now central and southern Mexico. The Aztec are so called from Aztlán (“White Land”), an allusion to their origins, probably in northern Mexico."

December 15, 2014 — DesiCrafts Shop

Sari Dresses in Vogue : Shopping for Festive Season

Sari is an integral part of Indian culture. Over the time, sari has taken many forms and adorned by women around the world, this six yards piece of fabric is now making its presence felt in the global fashion industry.
Sari is usually worn with a blouse or a top. But what would you say about those creative designers who thought it would be a good idea to make dresses for modern women using sari?

October 28, 2014 — DesiCrafts Shop
Tags: Fashion