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House Of Wandering Silk

Katherine Neumann, the lovely lady runs House Of Wandering Silk, and I have been chatting for some time now. I chanced upon her work at the Red Earth Design Mela, and I knew that I had to share her beautiful products with you.
House of Wandering Silk is based out of New Delhi, India. Katherine works with marginalized women, to create luscious textile products, encouraging empowerment for these women, and also supporting weavers and artisans. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each product goes towards the education of tribal and minority children in rural India, through the Adharshila school. You can browse through the collection of stoles, scarves and fabric necklaces right here.

The GiveAway!
Katherine and I had been planning to do something special for An Indian Summer readers for some time, and here we are! A fabulous giveaway, just for you! You get to pick a stole of your choice, from the luxurious collection at The House Of Wandering Silk! Yes, you heard it right – Your choice! The giveaway is open to readers from across the globe 🙂
Here’s how you enter the giveaway:
1. Tapping into your inner poet, leave us a rhyme or two, making sure the rhyme contains the words “Wandering” and “Summer“. Leave your verse/haiku/pun – whatever your inner creative comes up with, on facebook right here by leaving a comment. (Make sure you are logged into facebook to do so) 

2. To double your chances, leave a comment on this post too

3. That’s it! Wait for result to be announced on facebook on May 6th  🙂

[All images: House of Wandering Silk and An Indian Summer]
 

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Comments (23)

  1. my entry is more of a song and i was singing the tune in my head changing the words. Here it is:

    Catching the first rays of sunlight,
    welcome welcome summer,

    Wandering closely by my side,
    welcome welcome lover.

    also shared on fb as Ann Hbez

  2. Oooh I hope I am not late in posting my entry. This is a lovely giveaway! Here are my lines.

    I am just an imagination,
    A respite from the present’s realm,
    Far away from this day’s heartaches,
    I seek shelter in tomorrow’s shattered dreams.

    Wandering through time and space
    I am on a tricksy tightrope walk,
    Imagination morphing into memory
    One step in the future, one in the past.

    And the big wheel keeps on turning
    Through scarlet autumns and frozen winters,
    But on the fringes of spring and summer
    Is where my hopeful heart lingers.

  3. The scarves are beyond lovely and the touch of silk is unmatchable. My ode to it:)

    Wandering soaked in wanderlust
    Through water, fire, earth and dust
    Creating memories for the heart
    One gets to see a side apart
    The gypsy soul ever pines for more
    Just wants a boat, needs no shore
    Paddling in the summer sun
    The wanderer in me has a lot of fun!

  4. I was checking my blog on a warm summer afternoon
    when wandering away from it
    I came to a blog named An Indian Summer
    and a surprise awaited me as a giveaway was announced by House of wandering silk
    which made me write these lines for getting it.

  5. Here is my contribution –

    What rhymes with 'wandering'?
    I think, and think
    Squandering
    My time.
    Laundering comes to mind
    But I can't find a link.
    Why don't I start with summer?
    I murmur
    To myself.
    Add some humor
    Rhyme some words, or just google for help.
    But that beautiful stole
    Deserves an ode.
    A worthy paean.
    So I am back where I started
    Again.
    What rhymes with 'wandering'?
    I sit pondering……

    Ashwini P.

  6. Sujatha Hariharan Pramod

    Scarf on the clothesline

    High over the narrow lanes of old Delhi.
    I sway to the gentle wind,
    My thoughts wandering.
    I think this is my joy and other’s suffering.
    That I get to swing wildly and crazily flutter
    While others sweat in out in the hot Indian Summer.

  7. Just the right luscious colours
    to rein in my wandering heart
    on this beautiful summer day!!!

  8. Here's the haiku I posted on facebook:
    a wandering mood
    my toes sink in the hot sand
    summer heat soothes me

    I love this contest idea!

  9. Scarf on the clothesline

    High over the narrow lanes of old Delhi.
    I sway to the gentle wind,
    My thoughts wandering.
    I think this is my joy and other’s suffering.
    That I get to swing wildly and crazily flutter
    While others sweat in out in the hot Indian Summer.

    Sujatha (sujathaaiyer@yahoo.co.in)

  10. Here's my impromptu haiku for you..

    beauty envelopes
    whiff of summer breeze invites
    a wandering light

    I hope you like it! also posting on FB.
    pallavi
    free13spirit at gmail dot com

  11. This is a beautiful giveaway, i love everything about 'House of Wandering Silk' – thank you for sharing!

    Here is my poem:

    Our souls are wandering,
    Through an endless summer of light.
    Silk and love,
    A gypsies delight!

    Love & Light!

    Kiera (kiera_jay@hotmail.com)
    http://www.almostamelody.com
    xx

  12. Hey, excuse this pathetic writer who is willing to scribble down a rhyme just to get her hands on the beautiful beautiful stoles so here it goes:

    In my summer wanderings yearn, I came across a river turn.
    Upon the bent path that lay in front, came across I with life's true concerns!
    Art, music and love I thought, my mind wandering yet again…oh sweet summer…come again!

  13. Summer's heat can burn as long
    As long as I can frame a song
    Summer seems so right to wear
    A silky knot that's very rare
    May I find it somewhere wandering
    where oh where I'm left pondering
    Bikins and tans men may want
    A trendy silk is all I want
    So go ahead and give me a chance
    Make me a winner, make me dance

  14. Shilpa Kamath Prabhu Never written a poem before so please excuse the amateurish effort :All winter long I've been wondering,
    How nice it would be to go wandering,
    Around the world during the summer,
    But my vacation had to be cancelled, bummer!
    But winning this giveway,
    Just might make up for my cancelled getaway,
    After all, wandering silk stoles are a treasure,
    The price of which no one can truly measure.
    So go on and make my month, my year,
    Brighten my life with some colour and cheer