|Anne busy block printing|
Margaret told us about their time in Delhi included visits to craft museums, the Lakshmi Temple and the Gandhi Museum ... and shopping!
|Cindy in her rickshaw|
They also had time to take a bicycle rickshaw ride and visit a spice market.
|Everyone at the Taj Mahal|
The next stop was Agra and Bernice talked about the wonderful patterns on all the buildings they visited, including the Baby Taj and the Taj Mahal.
The group also went to visit the Kohinoor Jewellery Store and saw Shams' beautiful embroideries. They then had the opportunity to learn some goldwork techniques from the highly skilled craftsmen ... and of course, found time for shopping!
|Margaret concentrating on her goldwork|
Everyone had a go, first with indigo dyes and then with block printing. Samples of their work were on display and it was lovely to see all the super designs.
Visits were also made to a step well, the Amber Fort and the Water Palace.
Lindsey was up next and talked to us about Barefoot College, an organisation that provides basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities. The group visited the recycling centre and spinning and weaving workshops.
|Sewing in Fiona's garden|
In Pushkar, the group met up with Fiona and Praveen, the organisers of Creative Arts Safari and spent time sewing in Fiona's garden. They were joined by Sanju, a very experienced embroiderer.
|Members with Sanju, Parveen and Fiona|
|The Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur|
We continued the tour with Eleanor and Christine in Udaipur where visits included a Jain Temple, a tie-dye workshop and a boat trip ... and of course, shopping!
After Udaipur, everyone boarded the overnight train back to Delhi, for the flight home.