Monday, 25 November 2019

Kasuti Embroidery Kurti

Today happy to show case my latest embroidered kurti.  It is a kurti kit which I have bought from Shreepathi design Studio.  The kit came with traced fabric, necessary anchor threads and needle.  

The design has been traced for the neck part and border for sleeves.  

I have used two strands of threads.  Enough thread is there in the kit.  They also provide kits, design sheets, design books for kurtis and bedsheets.   Out of the 4 kits I have purchased I have completed two.  

Now I am working on a needlepoint kit which I will be completing within December 1st week.  So do watch my space.  Till then, Happy embroidering.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Ribbon embroidery and MCP update

Hi all,

Hope all r doing well.  Today I have come up with a ribbon embroidery design which I have tried as a sample.  Initially I have tried some straight stitches with ribbon and I find it difficult to insert the ribbon into and then out of the fabric.  Then I have tried the woven rose stitch with satin ribbon and it came out nice. I have used 3/4" ribbon.  For the leaves I have used 4ply yarn and it matches the ribbon well.  Also added some white beads in between the design and in the centre of the flower.  

Next I will be doing ribbon embroidery in my kurti.  

I am happy that I have completed one more page in my mega cross stitch project.  


I am waiting to get the next page completed to see the finished cat.    Now I am embroidering a kasuti kurti which I will finish within a day or two.  So in my next post I will be coming up with the kurti and an embroidery sample.  Till then, watch my space.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Bullion Flower with embroidered verse

Hi all

Happy to come up with a new design on bullion flower.  I have embroidered a bible verse along with it.  Hope all of you will like it.

I have used the shades of pink and grey.  Some closeups of the bullion flower.

Pattern for the above design

Stitches Used:
Stem stitch for stems 
Leaf stitch for leaves
Feather stitch for sprays
French knots for the buds in the sprays and dots in the letters
Bullion knots
Back Stitch for letters

Thread Numbers(Anchor Embroidery Thread)
 Dark -  921  -   3 strands
Medium  - 920  - 3 strands
Light - 399 - 3 strands

Dark - 69 
Medium - 68
Light - 66

French knots - 6 strands, 1 wrap
Bullion knots - 6 strands,( Inner petal -  6 wraps, Center petals -  10 wraps, Outer petals - 12 wraps)

I have included a small video to show the progress.  Watch it and let me know your opinions in the comments section.

I hope all of you will like it.  If u wish I will show the making of bullion flower  in a separate post.  Till  then,  happy embroidering.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Pistil stitch flower and MCP update

Hello all

It's been more than a month I have posted my crafty things here.  Though so many things are being done on the craft side I was not able to blog about it.  I am doing slow and steady progress in my bigger projects.  

In between the bigger projects I used to try some samples of the embroidery stitches.  Now I am doing different flowers with different stitches.  This year I have done embroidery work on kurtis with french knots and ring knots.  As a continuation to these knot stitches this time I have tried Long french knots or pistil stitch.  It came out perfect. 

 Initially I have tried with all the six strands of thread.  But I didn't like the appearence of it.  Then I have tried with 4 strands, two times wound the thread around the needle and it was perfect for me.  Have a look at the sample.

A pearl bead has been added at the centre.

Stitches used:
Flower - Pistil stitch or Long french knots
Leaf - Leaf stitch (used two colors for leaf)
sprays - Straight stitches with french knots at the tip
Vein of the leaf - stem stitch

Thread Numbers ( Anchor embroidery thread)
Flower - 74 (4 strands, wound two times around needle)
Leaf and stem - 237, 239(3 strands)
French knots - (4 strands, wound one time around needle)

For the leaf I have done leaf stitch leaving little spaces in between and then added straight stitches in the gap with the second color of green and it looks good than stitching in a single color.

Update on Harmony Cross stitch project
I am happy that I have completed one more page on mega cross stitch project and I have started the section three of the design.



In my next post I will be showing one of my stitch sampler of the family of straight stitches and a design made out of it.  So do watch my space.  Till then, have a happy time with needle n thread.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Kasuti Kurti Neck and MCP update

Hi all

Happy to share my new embroidered piece, a kasuti kurti neck.  It is a kit which I have bought from Shreepathi design studio.  In the kit, the design has been traced on the fabric and the threads needed were also available.  So, I completed this piece quickly.  It took me nearly 8 hours to complete the neck and two small motifs for the sleeves.

There is a small motif in the sleeves.

I have completed one more page in the mega cross stitch project.  I have completed 1/2 portion of the design.  Still half of the design to go.  By the end of 2020 I have planned to complete this design. 



In my next post I will be coming up with some embroidered flower samples.  Till then, watch my space and happy embroidering.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Ripple Blanket - Ta da........

Hi dear friends

Today I am very very happy to share my completed ripple blanket.  I have started this blanket journey on 1st day of 2019.  Crocheting a row each day was my goal and I achieved it.  The pattern is from attic24.  

Made a simple border to form a neat edge.  Edging is also from Lucy.  

I have used acrylic 4 ply yarn from Pradhan Embroidery stores and 4mm hook.  I made 2 rows with each color.  Totally I have used 8 colors.  I have used nearly 2 hanks of each color.  

Last year I have started to crochet a blanket using retro vibe square.  I have done one square each day.  All the squares have been completed on last october itself but joining the squares is still pending.  I am half way thru that joining part and probably by next month I will be completing it.  

In my next post I will be coming up with a kasuti neck embroidery.  Till then happy crocheting.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Needlepoint wall hanging, Harmony cross stitch Update

Hi all

Hope all r doing well.  In the embroidery world needlepoint stitches always caught my attention.  They are very easy to do.  So I have tried my hands in a small project and converted into a wall hanging.  It is a free pattern from here and here.  I have used the anchor embroidery threads.  Added zari thread and sugar beads which enhances the look of the embroidered piece.  Now over to the needlepoint wall hanging.

Attached the embroidered canvas on to foam sheets.  Now the wall hanging is ready.

Also I have completed one more page in my mega cross stitch project.  I am happy to see the bird in front of me.


Finishing one more page will bring me to the halfway thru in this project.  I have decided to finish this project by the end of 2020. 

That's all for today's post.  In my next post I will come up with a mandala design done with the family of straight stitches.  Till then, Have a happy time with your needle n thread.