Saturday, June 2

India Calling

As my nearest and dearest has already posted about this, maybe I'd better too! I have been besotted by the colours and patterns of India for ever and a day and hoped I'd find my way there eventually. Years pass, though, and dreams don't come true all that often.
And then...
An opportunity came up to apply for the most amazing residency/exchange. Two Scottish textile designer makers to travel to the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, NW India, and two from Gujarat to Heriot-Watt University textile faculty in Galashiels.
I spent a very, very long time researching lots of fascinating stuff that's going on over there. I sought some expert help (thankfully) and submitted my application.
I was shortlisted (eek!)
I spent more hours fretting over my forthcoming meeting with the panel.
I turned up, nervously, and all my well-honed and pithy prose evaporated on the spot.
I waffled. I suspect my enthusiasm was fairly obvious, though, and enough of my thoughts and ideas must have made it to the surface, because I have made it. I'll be on my way to India in late September!
I'll be talking of nothing else now for the next year. You have been warned.......

8 comments:

lizzi said...

Blether on, lass. Well done.

Helen said...

How wonderful!! I am so thrilled for you. Well done! And here's a huge hug as congratulations {{{{ }}}}

Tart said...

Thank you - I've had lots of lovely comments and hope I can do it all justice in Sept/October!

woolwinding said...

O M G!

How fantastic - and very well done!

nams2012 said...

Heyy!! im from Ahmedabad, India.. hope your trip is fantastic. You must try the 'maska-bun' from the famous shop opposite of NID :) tell me how you like it!

Tart said...

Hello to you, nams2012! Will definitely try the maska-bun.....now I must just find out what it is!!

Tart said...

Well I've checked out maska buns and they are right up a sweet-toothed Scot's street! White buns, cream and sugar, served hot with lashings of tea!

Laura Cameron said...

Have just seen your news! Congratulations! How very exciting! xo