Similar in style, but not technique, is a reddy-pink silk organza piece with a dyed border of blue flowers, also outlined in running stitch with a few sequins.
This rather lovely piece with a trailing vine of running stitched flowers and leaves all over and a more intensive border of the same stitch, produced two bags. It is one of my favourites.
The next one is similar.
While this next one is a similar technique, the work was much courser and the silk much more like taffeta, giving me a few challenges with fraying seams and long cross-overs of embroidery thread. Still looks good though.
This green piece is the work of a very good designer - a lovely geometric pattern in cream, circles and lines, very pleasing to the eye and touch.
It is a really deep border, finishing in time to give one side of the bag a different look to the other. I lined it to match the embroidery.
This piece, a black cord raised on gold silk, was crying out to be made into a round bag. I lined it in black taffeta.
I left a deep hem at the top of the next beaded and embroidered bag to display the tiny beads scattered across the piece.
It will make a good bag for storing lingerie.
Finally, one more silk organza bag in a pinky-brown with a chain and satin stitch border. The large flowers are padded underneath to give them dimension.
I feel grateful to the women who wore these saris and kept them in condition to be reused. However, I most admire those who did the painstaking work of embroidering the silk. I am finding it hard to resist another visit to Fabricana's wonderful store!