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Ranjana

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2012-01-06

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1. Ranjana's craft blog

I love arts and crafts. This is my small attempt to share my work with arts and craft lovers.

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  • Surpur miniature paintings- extinct art of Karnataka
    on Dec 9, 2016 in Karnataka Miniature paintings
    I was aware of Rajasthan miniature paintings and Mysore miniature painting. Recently in an exhibition I came to know about another finest art of Karnataka - Surpur miniature paintings. I met an artist, who is practising painting forms , influenced by...
  • Work In Progress on Wednesday- Cross stitch
    on Dec 7, 2016
    This week sharing about, cross stitch work, which I have started long back. This has taken too much of time. My sister is also helping me to complete this project. My mother has made same design and she gifted it to her friend. About her work I had s...
  • Papier Mache craft of Jammu and Kashmir
    on Nov 27, 2016 in Handicraft Kashmir Paper Mache
    Jammu and Kashmir, which is known for its natural beauty, is also known for many handicrafts. Who doesn't know about Kashmiri embroidery? Most of us wish to own a Kasmiri carpet. If we observe all the handicrafts of Kashmir, they are  done , usi...
  • Work In Progress on Wednesday- Saree design
    on Nov 23, 2016 in Kalamkari Patchwork Saree Design WIP
    This week was little hectic. Could not write any posts. Could not complete whatever projects I have started. Last week had shared about kutch work design , which I started, last week , is not completed. Many are giving suggestion to use cotton t...
  • Work In Progress On Wednesday - Kutchwork on a KurtaMy work in progress series is stepping to third week. I started this with the post of Dress design .This week sharing about the Kutchwork on a Kurta. I have shared How to trace design on stitched Kurta in my previous post. On the same Kurta I am...
  • Work In Progress on Wednesday - Kerala Mural Painting on Bamboo
    on Nov 9, 2016
    This week in WIP series, sharing about the Kerala Mural. Most of the artists and crafters now know about Kerala Murala. Though these are mural painting, now many artists paint this on canvas, terracotta pots , cloth , bamboo etc. I'm  learn...
  • How to transfer design on stitched dress-TutorialThis is the query I often get from most my readers. For embroidery projects, transferring the design on fabric is the tedious task. One method is to use charcoal powder. Another is using white carbon paper. Though this method is easy, but for large d...
  • Work In Progress on Wednesday - Dress design
    on Nov 2, 2016 in Dress design Madhubani art WIP
    Starting a new series on my blog. As the title says, I will be sharing about the arts and crafts projects, on which I'm working on. It can be anything , sewing, embroidery , crochet, tatting, or paper-craft etc.Why I started this series (WIP) ?There...
  • Painting a Deepa (Diya) for Deepavali
    on Oct 30, 2016 in Deepavali Deepotsava Terracotta
    Deepavali celebration is going on. Today is second day of Deepavali. Hindu's celebrate this by performing Laxmi pooja(worshipping Laxmi- the Goddess of Prosperity) The other tradition like lighting the lamps and bursting crackers are going on.Deepava...
  • Converting an old saree to frocks
    on Oct 27, 2016 in Dress design stitch
    Deepavali, the festival of lights started. All are in festive mood. Deepavali is not only festival of lights, I consider this as festival of shopping :) and festival of gifts. This year I have planned to give all handmade gifts to all. To gift, twin...
  • A journal making to store design papersI have many designs on papers, like embroidery designs, dress designs etc. I had kept those in a normal paper folder. Artist in me was not satisfied with the plain paper folder. To make it interesting , I thought of decorating the folder to keep all...
  • Some unique dolls during my visit to judge Gombehabba
    on Oct 12, 2016 in Dasara Dolls Gombe Habba Navaratri
    In my previous post I have already shared about judging the Gombehabba competition . I visited 10 houses to judge the competition. In each house , the arrangement of dolls was amazing. In some houses the themes were very attractive, and in some...
  • Judging Gombehabba
    on Oct 11, 2016 in Dasara Dolls Gombe Habba Navaratri
    Gombe habba is a cute tradition which is celebrated in some parts of South India. I have already written about this tradition in my previous posts. This year there was no sign , that any would invite me. I was little disappointed. But a surprise was...
  • Some variations in Kerala Kasavu sareesI need not write anything about Kerala Kasavu sarees. Most of the saree loving women , own at least one Kerala Kasavu saree in their collection. This is also known as "Mundum Neriyathum". This is traditional saree of Kerala.Fine cotton handwoven sare...
  • The dolls can make you a celebrity!
    on Oct 3, 2016
    Dasara celebration is going on. I have already shared about Gombe habba celebrations in my earlier posts. Gombe habba is a lovely tradition of Dasara, celebrated in Bangalore and Mysore (of Karnataka, India). This is the tradition, celebrated enthusi...
  • Handmade artifacts from DastkarDastakar is an NGO which supports crafts people, to promote and sell their products. To support the craft people , Dastkar organizes many events , including exhibitions and sales of handicrafts. This time it was organized in the month of August , in...
  • Handmade Rakhis
    on Aug 19, 2016 in Polymer Clay Rakhee Raksha Bandhan
     I was supposed to post about handmade Rakhee, before Raksha Bandhan.It got delayed because I was attending a workshop to learn a different craft. Raksha Bandhan is festival in India to celebrate bondage between brother and sister. All the...
  • Saree Design -With Kalamkari border againI never get contended with collecting and designing with  traditional paintings of India. Kalmakari is one such art. I have kalmkari patches, kalamkari borders, kalamkari duppata, kalamkari saree , kalamkari hand block printed clothes etc. Still...
  • Madhubani painting on wooden box- TutorialIn the process of organizing and decorating my craft room, I'm making many hand crafted items. Already I have shared  about the wooden boxes painted. One box with Warli design and and another with decoupage.About Madhubani art I have written in...
  • Colorful Handmade Card
    on Jul 20, 2016
    Recently have shared about a Birthday card made to wish on first Birthday. Same day was my niece's birthday. So to wish her  I made another card. She loves colors, flower and butterflies. So decided to make a colorful card with flower and butter...
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