Wenlin Studio was at booth 3 with many of our pouch bags sold out. The Gerbera Daisies, Moonlit Rose and Wild Leaves designs were the most popular of the show. The amazing crowd was conscious about the environment and very eager to know the story behind the embroideries. It was a fun-filled event where we made many new friends, equally enthusiastic about hand embroidery.
The most widely practiced technique for hand embroidery in Punjab (Pakistan) is known as ‘Phulkari’ in the local language. This form of embroidery is traditionally used to decorate a garment, which can be a scarf or a shawl. Natural threads are used on coarse cotton fabric with folk patterns inspired by nature, birds and flowers being the most common elements. These garments used to...