Things have been pretty quite over here in the Craft Lab...a lot has been happening peeps.
For the past 2 weeks I've been in India! Some friends were getting married in Mumbai and since I'd never really thought much about travelling to India (but secretly have always wanted to go to an Indian wedding!!), I decided to take the plunge. Besides, check out the fortune cookie message - now I just need a fortune to arrive this year!
The plan then was to attend Fraser and Priya's gorgeous wedding, then take a train up north into the state of Rajasthan so that I could visit traditional wood block printers in Jaipur and hang out at spiritual places (Pushkar and Varanasi), and basically hunt out some interesting textiles to send back. Yeah...
lesson number one:
India is one of those places where nothing ever happens as you expected - sometimes not so good - but often works out better than you could have hoped for.
I've decided to break up these postings so that you get a look at where we went in India and also give a few 'tips' and tell a few yarns on the way. It was an amazing place because it confronts you on all levels, and I think that's why I liked it.
Don't leave home without:
a sense of humour (you'll need it to survive).