A nine-hour lengthy strenuous try of Ashna Mathew has discovered her a spot within the India Guide of Data. She has created a map of India utilizing French knots

KOCHI: A pc engineer of UST World, Thiruvananthapuram, Ashna, daughter of Mathew John who’s an engineer at Railways could be very keen about style designing. “Type my faculty days, I’ve been designing clothes together with my mom. I’ve designed frocks for youngsters and clothes for girls utilizing a number of materials and artefacts. French knots are a comparatively much less frequent methodology. After I came upon in regards to the India Guide of Data, I considered giving it a attempt,” Ashna stated.

A peculiar be aware 
French Knot is an embroidery methodology the place the thread is wound across the needle, which is then handed again by the material at nearly the identical level to kind a small dot. Excessive-quality embroidery thread is used to create the knots The bud of the stitching is rather like a dot of a sketch pen.

“I began to make the map at 9 pm on September 26 and accomplished it by 6 am on the following day. Solely three intervals of 10 minutes every have been taken through the interval. Making French knots is a tiring job. 5 – 6 knots might be created in a minute. The map is 8.2 inches excessive and eight inches broad. The IBR authorities described it as the most important map of India made utilizing French knots.

All the method of creating the map was recorded on video and despatched to the IBR at Faridabad, Haryana. The map of India has all 28 states and eight union territories. Completely different colors have been used to create completely different states, stated Ashna.


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