A Textile Tour of India

By Wendy Gardiner

Join Wendy, as she takes you on an atmospheric textile tour of India.

During the 16-day tour she travelled to 9 locations using 10 modes of transport. She saw camels, elephants, stray dogs and even monkeys on the streets, vying for space with cars, tuk tuks, taxis and buses.

She visited colourful shops and markets packed with fabrics, and trims as well as visiting and experiencing block printing and screen-printing factories, a paper making factory, marble inlay workshop and pottery.

Of course, the tour also took in well-known sights that are ‘must see’ in India.

Share Wendy’s journey into this fascinating country where colour, noise and creativity co-exist and indeed explode!

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About the speaker

Wendy Gardiner

Wendy Gardiner has successfully worked as a writer, teacher and author in the sewing industry all her working life, during which time she has been editor of several leading sewing magazines as well as having written 21 books including The Great British Sewing Bee from Stitch to Style, Fun with Fat Quarters, The Very Useful Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine and published this March, Take Two Fat Quarters Home and Take Two Fat Quarters Gifts.

Wendy has also written and presented many DVDs on sewing and made several YouTube videos for Hemline haberdashery and Simplicity Limited. She runs regular residential Creative Sewing Weekends with her friend and colleague Jennie Rayment, teaches a weekly class and writes projects and technique articles for various magazines and her own website.

Wendy is also an occasional guest presenter on Create & Craft TV plus she works with leading pattern and haberdashery companies in the UK, and organises the extensive workshop programmes for The Festival of Quilts and The Knitting and Stitching Shows. 

Wendy is also the Brand Ambassador for the McCall Pattern Company. Wendy has a strong reputation and indeed fan base because of her enthusiastic and friendly approach to sharing her passion for all things to do with sewing.

Find out more at: www.wendygardiner.co.uk

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