Rangoli patterns are painted or created at Divali and other special occasions as a symbol of good luck. Traditionally they were done on the ground in India but these beautiful geometric patterns can be created anywhere!
There are bold and colourful and perfect for brightening up the winter days. I wanted to make some Divali decorations and here’s what I came up with using beautiful silks to create a Rangoli appliqué. It took me some time to choose which colours worked well together and since the fabrics were so detailed themselves I decided not to add the embroidery that I had designed already.