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Welcome to “THE VERANDAH” (Previously @ IAMINCHENNAI).

I am Radhika from Chennai, India. THE VERANDAH is where i record and share my makings.

These days, I mostly Sew for my kids, occasionally for myself.

Other interests include Embroidery, Crochet, Knitting, dipped my toes in Jewellery making, Spinning, Dyeing, Weaving, Fabric Printing, Design….

To contact me, please do leave a comment here or mail me at blog (DOT) theverandah (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  1. December 28, 2008 2:56 am

    hello! my name is deepa and i am a deep crafter living in berkeley california. i work for a botanical garden and am paticularly interested in plant dyes. i dye wool and other fabrics for fun.. anyways my family is all in chennai and i will be coming to visit them in january and february. i’m a beginner knitter, and was just thinking about where i could get supplies and then i happened upon your blog! perhaps we could craft together in chennai sometime if you’ll be there.
    Hope to hear from you.
    Sincerely,
    Deepa

  2. viji permalink
    June 25, 2009 7:41 pm

    Hi My name is Viji. I am new to your blog. I love afrts & crafts. I am also from Chenenai. I want to learn knitting, crochet. If u are available in chennai pls send me the conduct number & address to my mail id.

    We will meet.

    Thanks

  3. Priya permalink
    September 5, 2009 4:08 pm

    Hi…i am Priya and have a daughter who is 41/2 yrs old..looking for some craft/painting claases for her. pls let me know if u know any . I live in mylapore!

  4. vinnyvishy permalink
    December 27, 2009 5:13 pm

    hi radhika
    nowadays I’ve become an addict of ur blogs
    Just after checking mails(u r there too)
    I directly come to ur place
    thank u for ur immediate response
    bye by
    vinny

  5. vinny permalink
    January 8, 2010 3:52 am

    hi radhika
    Congrats for the shift
    the name is so nice
    All the very best for ur newly named blogsite
    start posting new crafty entries & pacify our expectations
    bye by
    -vinny

  6. Subha permalink
    May 20, 2010 5:28 pm

    Hi My name is Subha. I found your blog recently, it is awesome… I am also from Chenenai. I am interested in crafts and artwork. Long time since I did all that. Recently have rekindled my passion. Do send me ur mail id, would love to meet you.

    Thanks
    Subha

  7. Anita permalink
    July 3, 2010 8:17 am

    Hi,
    I found out your blog just now.It’s interesting.
    I’m also in chennai and I’ve been teaching needlecraft for many years now.
    It’s always a pleasure to know somebody who shares the same passion for crafts.
    Good Luck!
    Anita.

  8. rekha permalink
    August 22, 2010 5:57 pm

    hi,Iam rekha. was just going through your blog.My sister runs a parlour in kerala.she has recently introduced earrings and other fassion stuffs in her parlour.Can she buy earrings from you.If you are interested ,please mail me back.my sister can get in touch with you.
    Regards,
    Rekha.

  9. October 23, 2010 4:09 pm

    Hi Radhika, is there any art store in Chennai that sells exclusive sketching tools like Artists’ Fixative, Blending Stump (also called Tortillon), excellent graphite pencils, etc., charcoal sticks, graphite powder, charcoal powder, etc.? I’ll be grateful if you reply to this comment or you may mail me.
    Thanks so much,
    Kush

    • October 25, 2010 8:24 pm

      Hi Kush… Did you check out my “Paper and more” page on the blog???? it seems a good choice for artists in Chennai is “Hindusthan trading company”; the address is on the page. let me know if you find your stuff there.

  10. October 25, 2010 10:17 pm

    Ok, I’ll visit that shop and find out more – thanks for the reply.
    Kush

  11. neha permalink
    December 6, 2010 11:46 am

    Hi radhika, do you know any place in chennai specially in parrys where they sell crepe paper,dupelex crepe paper and colourful tissue papers for flower making..pls let me know through email to my email id if possible.. thanks in advance..
    rgds
    neha

  12. February 12, 2011 4:48 pm

    Radika , I am also from Chennai – I would like to learn more on knitting. will appreciate if you can provide your contact details through my mail. Await a response from you

  13. Clover permalink
    March 2, 2011 6:21 pm

    Hello! Your blog looks really interesting!
    I am just back from a month in India (two weeks in Chennai) and found your blog through Craft Gossip. Looking forward to reading more! I would have loved to have found it before I went to India!
    Peace

  14. March 14, 2011 6:15 pm

    Hi Radhika,

    Lovely blog.. Loved your crochet patterns and other crafts..!! Loved the blog banner… and the unique name of the blog !!

    I like the way you have listed out all the craft stores in the area !!

    All the best,
    Emreen.

  15. Subashini permalink
    April 27, 2011 4:43 pm

    I am at home and wish to do something worthwhile with the time i get during the afternoons. Just looking at options in your site. Your site looks interesting.

  16. megha permalink
    June 5, 2011 4:37 pm

    hi i am megha here i would like know do u take orders on nitting and crochet .if yes i would like to give u order for swetter set for the baby

  17. harini permalink
    September 3, 2011 10:18 pm

    hi i am harini. i would like to know how to draw an outline for eyes, nose, mouth, neck for baby krishna for glass painting. what color do you use for skin,face color.how to proceed step by step.

    thanks and regards.

  18. sivamani permalink
    November 2, 2011 5:21 am

    dear radhika, how are you? i am sivamani from malaysia and would like to know about where to stuff on beads, ironing stones, sequence, and item to make our own costume jewellery…. i love to do all this works and i would like to meet you coz i am coming to chennai this month end…
    thank you
    ms.sivamani

  19. R.Jagatheesan permalink
    November 16, 2011 5:24 pm

    Mdam
    I am a senior citizen of 71yrs old and interested in paintings. I have done some glass painting learnt from net webindia.com. Now I am interested in ceramic painting and fabric painting .Recently I have seen onewebsite in which they are supplying Stencil Maker kit. It is easy to make and do painting over anything. But it is sold in US only I think. I have given the website address below. Did you come across this website? Do you know any other co. India is supplying the stencil maker kit like that? Please reply to my email. rjpillai@gmail.com
    .
    http://www.stencil-maker.com/acrylic-paint-stencils.htm
    Thanking you

  20. vidhya permalink
    January 20, 2012 5:15 pm

    Hi Radhika, me too from chennai nowadays I’m very much interested in crochet and knitting.I would like to learn from basic. So if u helped me it will be the worthwhile time to me. So eagerly waiting for ur response.

    • Anandhi permalink
      March 9, 2012 8:12 am

      Hi,
      Did you join the crochet / knitting class? if so, can you give me the details at anandhi_ramk at yahoo com

    • Krithika M permalink
      October 29, 2012 8:10 pm

      Hi ! Do you teach watercolor painting ?

  21. bhavani permalink
    March 5, 2012 11:33 pm

    Mam, Can i use your “verandha” in my blog which is exclusively designed for self-employed, women entrepreneurs, home from home women…

    Planning to launch my blog officially on : March 8th “Women’s Day. I would post my link address to you before that, if needed.

    • bhavani permalink
      April 11, 2012 12:30 am

      Awaiting for your reply…

  22. Lakshmi permalink
    May 22, 2012 3:49 pm

    HI Radika, Iam lakshmi interested in jewel making and willing to take a basic class . I am living in singapore, and will be coming to chennai in the month of July. I would be happy if you give me some details about the material required and your contact Number. Thank you

  23. Aparna permalink
    September 2, 2012 2:22 pm

    hi
    I found ur site very informative…why dont u upload some videos on basic paper craft and more details abt origami…

  24. Mukesh Purohit permalink
    September 5, 2012 6:42 pm

    Hi Radhika, I am looking for Double crepe paper made / Brand “GLORIA”., can you please suggest me where can i get and what will be the Price (if you have any idea)

  25. Preetha malini permalink
    September 18, 2012 12:30 pm

    hi, radhika , am preetha fm ambattur, am a home maker and love too learn jewellery items , i wish to know more about the place where the classs is going and the timings, do reply me, thank u

  26. PRIYA --9443240024 permalink
    October 1, 2012 2:33 am

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  27. Pradnya permalink
    February 11, 2013 8:15 pm

    Do you know any place where I can buy art clay or metal clay in chennai.

  28. March 16, 2013 12:52 pm

    Hi Radhika
    Just came across your blog,founch it very interesting. I have a birthday party store in chennai called Li’lMischief. We do a lot of craft things for birthday parties like pomanders,hand made customised banners, pinatas abd lot more. we encourage people to plan and do their own parties at home and make and supply lot of decorations to them based on theme.We also sell lots of craft items from our store like pipecleaners, foam stickers, paper cutouts, different papers etc.

  29. March 16, 2013 12:54 pm

    Hi Radhika
    Just came across your blog,found it very interesting. I have a birthday party store in chennai called Li’lMischief. We do a lot of craft things for birthday parties like pomanders,hand made customised banners, pinatas and lot more. we encourage people to plan and do their own parties at home and make and supply lot of decorations to them based on theme.We also sell lots of craft items from our store like pipecleaners, foam stickers, paper cutouts, different papers etc.

  30. Veena permalink
    March 27, 2013 1:17 am

    Hi Radhika,

    I enjoyed reading a few of your posts and am impressed with all the work you do. I used to do a lot of craft work back in my school days but after that cant seem to get back into it no matter what. Lately I have been having a strong desire to indulge in some craft activity……that way I could get my daughter also to enjoy these things with me. I would like to make a cover for our flat screen TV but have no idea how to go about it. Do yo think you can guide me on this.

    Also would like to know where I can find the blocks for block printing.

    Thanks,
    Veena.

  31. apitha permalink
    September 14, 2013 7:44 pm

    hi I am in chennai. I want to place an order for a customised ceramic sign board for wall hanging. pl give the contact details of ceramic designers/makers in chennai.

  32. November 4, 2013 2:27 pm

    Hello I am Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale, (TOSIN) a Nigerian in India for a 7 months programme in knathari Institute of Social Entrepreneurship in Trivandrum, Kerala. Presently I came to Bangalore for my internship with Mahila Samakhya Karnataka and I will be leaving Bangalore next week. I want to buy some crafts and other handmade materials, please can you direct me to some good ones in Bangalore ??? Thanks so much, expecting your response.

  33. radha permalink
    June 6, 2014 9:44 pm

    Dear Radhika, I really feel you are lucky enough to practice all the above superb arts as per your wish. Waw! I also very much want to learn crafts. radha

  34. June 24, 2014 6:36 pm

    hi radhika where do you live?will you teach me knitting?

  35. July 17, 2014 7:47 pm

    Hello Radhika! Just wanted to drop in check out your blog and say hello. You have a lovely daughter, and its nice to ‘meet’ a fellow Indian sewist. Good luck with your baby too 🙂

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