So, this alphabet is a memento in reverse of the places I would have visited if I'd had the chance. Some of the places were spoken of by my parents and friends, some are names that I like the sound of and others just looked interesting.
Using hand-made in India, I collaged sari silks and pieces torn out of an old India guide book, then gave each page a watercolour wash; the letters were printed with wooden blocks hand carved in India and stitching round each letter highlighted it. My current plan is to make a book with the alphabet.
Here are the first four letters: