Monday, 17 September 2018

Exploring Long and Short stitch

Hi all

Hope all r doing well. Today I am very very happy to share with you my embroidered flower in long and short stitch.  Whenever I see embroidery projects using long and short stitch, I always wanted to learn it perfectly and want to make a project out of it.  I am very much inspired by the projects done by Flora of Flora's colors.

Then comes the projects of Trish Burr who is a perfectionist in long and short stitch projects.  I bought one of her books "Long and Short Stitch Embroidery, A collection of flowers" under Milner craft series through Amazon.  For more than two years I was going thru that books like a kid and it is a colorful treat to the eyes.  

First have a look at my LS flower(long and short stitch flower).


Last month when I completed all my custom orders for the kurti(usually I don't take any orders.  I do it only for my co sister for her colleagues bcoz she is the one who encourages me a lot in my family to do more of my passion than anybody else), I decided not to do any project with deadline this year.  Doing with some deadlines always creates stress and I don't want that stress in continuing my passion.  So nowadays I am enjoy doing embroidery as well as cross stitch and crochet in my own pace.  And that too sometimes leave me in a situation that I am doing something without any aim.   

So I took the first project in the book and choose the colors which I had in my collection that is nearest to the shades recommended in the book and finally started doing it .  Though it is a small flower it took me one day on and off between my house hold chores and I really like the out come.  I am feeling soo happy after completing and will be doing more on long and short stitch after publishing this months free pattern. 

Now a close up of the LS flower.


I have worked this flower with two strands of anchor embroidery threads.  The book is a very useful one for those who are interested in learning the techniques of long and short stitch.

Hope all of u like it.  I will be back with another finish in cross stitch in my next post.  Till then have a happy time with needle n thread. 

Friday, 31 August 2018

Embroidery design 8 - Buttonhole flower motif

Hello all,

Today I am here to share the free design for this month.  Atlast I am on the track of posting one design per month.  So, today's motif is the 8th design in that series.  I have stitched this simple motif with button hole stitch which any one can easily stitch within a few minutes. 


Pattern
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Stitches used
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Flower - Button hole stitch
Stem - Back stitch
Leaves - Lazy daisy stitch

Thread used (Anchor embroidery threads)
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Flower -  290 (3 strands)
Stem -  225(3 strands)
Leaves - 257 (6 strands)

If any of you tried my patterns do send me a picture of your work.  I will be very happy to display it in my blog. 

I hope all of you liked this design.  I will be coming up with a new design in the next month.  Till then happy embroidering.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Crocheted bag and a purse

Hello all

Hope everyone is doing well and happy with your needle, thread and yarn.  I am also busy doing some crochet projects as well as some embroidery.

I have completed a crochet bag and a purse.  Happy to showcase it here.

Chroma crochet bag:
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Pattern is from here.  I have used 4 ply local acrylic yarn and a 4mm hook.  

Block stitch purse
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Followed the pattern from here.  It is an easy and attractive stitch.  Will be doing more projects using this stitch in future.

That's all for now.  What's in your hook.  Do let me know in the comments.  

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Embroidery design 7 - Kutch work border

Hello all,

Today I am sharing with you the free design which has been scheduled for last month.  I was postponing it everyday to write a blog post for no reason but I was busy doing embroidery and crochet.

For the free design I am giving the border that comes along with the neck pattern which I have posted  previously.   Here is the embroidered borders.

Front border

Close up

Sleeve Border

Now the pattern
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Front Border

Sleeve border

In sleeve border I have worked herringbone stitch on the double lines.  Then worked a line of running stitch above and below the herringbone stitch.

The fabric I have used to stitch is ordinary poplin cotton.
Thread used is No.257 Anchor embroidery thread.
For the straight lines I have used Running stitch and Herringbone stitch.
No of strands used : 2

For this months design I am working on a simple flower design.  Before that I will be posting some crochet finishes.  So do watch this space and drop in your comments about this kutch work.  It will keep me going.  

Bye for now. 

Have a happy time with needle and thread.  

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Embroidery design 6 - Kutch work Yoke

Hello all

Posting here after a month.  It's a long break for me.  I have failed to post the free design for the month of June.  So I will be posting two designs this month.  

This month it's a kutch work yoke design.  On to the worked piece.


Close up
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The pattern is below
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I have drawn this pattern on a 8 lines per inch graph paper which is downloaded from the net.  I used to download the paper from here

The fabric I have used to stitch is ordinary poplin cotton. 
 Thread used is No.257 Anchor embroidery thread.  
For the straight lines I have used Running stitch.
No of strands used : 2

Hope all of u like this design.  Will come up with the sleeve border and the front border for this yoke design in my next free design post.  Till then, Have a happy time with needle n thread.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Rose Doily

Hello all

Hope all are doing well.  Life is moving on in a busy mode.  Squeezing a little time now and then amidst of all the household chores and other things.  Last year for our church sale I have crocheted this doily.  It doesn't pop up in the blog post till now.  I don't know how that one has been missed.  So today I am happily presenting my rose doily.  



The pattern is a free one which I have got from here.  Crocheted using 1.75 mm hook and thread is Anchor knitting Cotton thread(I think so).

I framed it with golden color.  This piece got sold in the sale for a good price. 


After that I didn't crocheted doilies.  So I should crochet one to reduce my stash.  Will meet u soon with another doily.  Till then, Happy crocheting.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Crochet Table mate cover, Mega cross stitch update

Hello all

Happy to be here to show u my table mate cover.  Long back I have made it and today I have found it in my drafts folder.  So determined to write this post.  I have made it using the pattern Lacy granny square.   I have used only two shades of lavender yarn from the  local  yarn. Joined it using braided join method.


Also I have completed one more page from the mega cross stitch project.  

After

Before

I have a big needlepoint chart for "The Last Supper".  It is a printed kit.  I am trying to work 50 stitches per day.  A kasuti saree is also on my hoop.  Trying to allot 15 mins a day and these two are growing steadily.  From Monday onwards I should put some stitches in the mega cross stitch project so that I should not forget it.

I am ending this post coz I am sleepy.  Bye.  Have a happy time with needlenthread,