Meet the maker: Bhavini Gadhiwala – Needlework Jukebox

So how does one live to knit out fashion from the creative depths of one’s mind, to craft exquisite works that breathe life and feel intimate to the surroundings? Hear it from Bhavini, the creator of Needlework Jukebox, who has wowed admirers with her dextrous creations.

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel

That statement rings so true, especially in this age where fashion is being crafted out of the simplest of objects that were once deemed unworthy. Fashion, which was once attributed to the clothes we wear, has now spread its tendrils to reach into everyday objects, oozing allure and innovation.

Everything from home décor and furniture to handcrafted products and upcycled curios form a fashion statement like never before. So how does one live to knit out fashion from the creative depths of one’s mind, to craft exquisite works that breathe life and feel intimate to the surroundings?

Hear it from Bhavini, the creator of Needlework Jukebox, who has wowed admirers with her dextrous creations.

The Creator & The Creation

Needlework Jukebox is an amalgamated collection of inimitable accessories and household products that sprung from the brain of Bhavini, a Bangalore-based homemaker. With a wide variety of hand knitted products and beautifully crafted home décor items, she designs with a touch of homeliness and style.

The face behind Needlework Jukebox, Bhavini

Bhavini’s stockpile of crafts mainly include handmade crochet items, stitched pouches and bags, upcycled denims and jeans, embroidered frames, elegantly crafted wall pieces etc. Since most of her work centres around knitting and needlework, she chose the name Needlework Jukebox.

“I love to try my hand at different desings using needle work and my products have a wide mix, hence the name coined by my daughter ‘Needlework Jukebox’.”

Bhavini credits the inspiration for her needle work to her mother and daughters. Originally from the town of Surat, in Gujarat, Bhavini was pulled into the world of needlework by watching her mother and other female relatives ardently crafting different forms of products. The initial curiosity and admiration of the craft later took the form of passionate hobby and compulsion, which in later years gave birth to the present form of Needlework Jukebox.

Presently based in Bangalore, Bhavini, mother to two daughters, says the art calms and relaxes her amidst the bustling daily chores.

Funky finds from Needlework Jukebox

Our Verdict

Try getting into the groove of crochet designs and upcycled accessories and up your fashion statement in more ways than one.

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Nimish Adani

I am the founder & CEO of Engrave. I started off in 2011 with a workshop that engraved photos for customers on to wooden plaques. Soon, we were making plaques, nameplates, canvas prints, decals and dozens of other products for thousands of customers. To help us make these items, we engaged a group of dedicated craftsmen. By 2015, 3 of our dedicated craftsmen had built their own workshops, employing between 6-10 people. By showcasing their skills on a digital platform, these craftsmen had turned into successful entrepreneurs. This success motivated me to transform Engrave in to a platform which could help thousands of Indian artisans and craftspersons - and this lead to the launch of the maker's market in 2015.

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