Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Embroidery design - Back stitch

Hi all

Today I am happy to share with you all another embroidery design using back stitch. 


Pattern for the design


Threads used( Anchor embroidery threads )
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6 petal flower - no. 20 (3 strands)
5 petal flower - no. 46 (3 strands)
Small rounds - no. 20 ( 2 strands)
Centre of flower - no.297 ( 3 strands )
Stem - no. 269 (3 strands)

The flowers, stem and leaves are done with back stitch.  
The small rounds and the centre of the flower are filled with tiny straight stitches.  

You can finish this into a small pin cushion. I am working on to make it as a mini quilt wall hanging with some verses. Will show the progress later . 

Hope all of you like it. I will be back with two Kutch work Kurtis in my next post. Till then happy embroidering and have a nice day. 


Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Crochet doily and a runner

Hi all

This is a quick post to show you a crochet doily and a runner which I have made recently.


Doily name : Pineapple and Bells doily
Thread: Anchor mercer crochet thread no 20(Art 4054)
Hook : 1.5mm 
The pattern is available in Ravelry. 

  
This runner I have made out of different 12 inch squares available in the net. Then joined it using slip stitch and made the border using the Wavy shell stitch border.  Search for that stitch in YouTube. You will find it there. 

I have some more squares to be joined which I have done as a part of crochet cal before. Probably I will make them into cushion covers.  I have been a bit low and crafty side is moving on very very slowly. Not able to complete projects as expected. Blogging mojo has totally come  down and somehow tried to bring it up and that’s why this post. Hopefully everything will be ok in the coming days and I will be back to normal with my blog posts. 

Till then happy crocheting.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Kutch work design 1

Hi all,

Today I am happy to  share with a new design which I have drawn to practice the kutch work basic diamond and continuous diamonds.  Along with that some basic stitches like algerian eye stitch , running stitch, back stitch, chain stitch and straight stitches are also used. 


The outer and the inner green line is done using back stitch.
The center blue line is done using running stitch.
Corner petals are outlined with chain stitch and filled with straight stitches.
Inside zig zag lines are done with double running stitch.
Other stitches u can understand from the picture itself.

Pattern for this design
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Threads used
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Anchor embroidery threads
Blue - 156
Green - 227
Orange - 324

Used 2 strands of threads for all the stitches.

For kutch work tutorials 


Hope all of you like this pattern.  In my next post I will come up with a crochet doily.  Till then, have a happy time with needle and thread.

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Catherine wheel purse

Hi friends,

Happy to share with you my new crocheted purse.  Crocheted last year but finished it with lining and button only this week.  Also, Added some beads in the flap.  I have made this to match with a saree of blue and pink color.  


Used the catherine wheel crochet stitch.  4ply acrylic yarn and a 4mm hook.  In the scalloped edges I have added slip stitch.  Added clip button instead of zip.  Hand stitched the lining which gives more neater look than machine stitching in crochet items. That's my opinion.




Hope all of you like it.  Two more crochet works have been finished.  I will show it in my coming posts.  In my next post I will come up with a kutch work design.  Till then,  Happy crocheting and have a nice day.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Kutch Embroidery - Tutorial 3

Hi all,

Today I am happy to share the next tutorial.  Here I will be showing the step by step procedure for stitching the continuous diamonds in kutch work.

For the previous tutorials
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Let us work on the foundation part first.
Start at point 1.  Come out at point 1.

In at 2

Over, under, over(through 3, 4,5)

Under, over, under(through 6,7,8)

Over, under, over(through 9,10,11)

Under, over, under(through 12,13,14) 
Over, under(through 15,16)

Over, under(through 17,18)

Over, under, over(through 19,20,21)

Under, over, under(through 22,23,24)
Over, under, over(through 25,26,27)

Under, over, under(through 28,29,30)

Over, under(through 31 and 32)
The foundation is now complete and now we will move on to the interlacing part.

Come out at the pointed corner.
Pass the thread under.

Over, under, over, under, over, under
Bolded parts are imaginary that are lines to be formed afterwards.

Over, under, Over, under

Over, under, over, under, over, under

Continue in the same way till the last corner

Over, under, over, under, over, under

Over, under.over, under, over, under

over, under, over, under

over, under, over,under, over, under

Continue as above till the last corner

Over, under, over, under, over.
Finish at the starting point.  

We have completed stitching the continuous diamonds in kutch work.  In my next tutorial I will come up with a simple motif which can be used in various projects.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Ribbon Embroidery Kurti and MCP update


Hi friends,

Today I am here to share my latest ribbon embroidery kurti.  After seeing so many ribbon embroidery sarees online I have tried a small flower with woven rose stitch and it came out perfect.  So decided to do an embroidered neck with satin ribbons which I have stashed looong back.  To my surprise it came out perfect.  And I added some half beads to add more beauty to the dress.  

So let's have a look at the embroidery.


Some closeups.



Used 3/4" ribbon for the flowers and 1/4" ribbon for leaves.  For leaves I have done the simple lazy daisy stitch.

I have completed one more page in the Mega cross stitch project.  It's nice to see the fabric getting filled with cross stitches.

After

Before

In my next post I will be coming up with a crochet purse.  Till then, Have a happy time with the needle n thread.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Kutch Embroidery - Tutorial 2

Kutch work tutorials so far
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To learn the basic motif  - Kutch work tutorial1

Today we will learn how to work two continuous diamond motif in kutch work.  If you get the hang of working this motif you can get a good idea of stitching other motifs.  


Imagine the corners of the diamonds extends like this.  Start stitching from 1.



Start at 1(Bring the needle from under the fabric - out at 1)
In at 2
Line a is formed.


Out at 3
In at 4
Note that the running thread should pass over the line 'a' when coming from 3 to 4.
Line 'b' is formed.


Out at 5
In at 6
The running thread should pass over the line 'b' from 5 to 6.



       
Out at 7
In at 8
The running thread should pass under the line 'c' from 7 to 8.


Out at 9
In at 10
The running thread should pass under line 'd'.
Line 'e' is formed.

 
Out at 11.
In at 12.
The running thread should pass under 'e' over 'f' and then under 'a'.
Line 'f' is formed.

The foundation is now complete.
Now we will move on to the interlacing or filling the foundation.
Before that keep in mind the lines formed inside the foundation lines.  For each foundation line, parallel line is formed inside the diamonds.

 


Start between the points 1 and 12.
Come under the extended line at 12.
Come over the line 'a'.
 Under the imaginary line next to 'a'
 over the imaginary line near 'c' 
 under the line 'c'.

Come over the line 'f'
Under the imaginary line next to 'f'
Over the imaginary line near 'd'
Under the line 'd'

 

Come over the line 'c' at the corner,
under the line 'd' at the corner
over the line 'c'
under the line parallel to 'c'
over the imaginary line near 'e'
under the line 'e'


 

Over the corner at line 'd'
Under the corner at line 'e'
over the line 'd'
under the line parallel to line 'd'
over the imaginary line near the line 'f'
under the line 'f''

 


Over the line 'e' at the corner
under the line 'f' at the corner
over the line 'e'
under the parallel line to 'e'
over the parallel line to 'c'
under the line 'c'

 

over the line 'f'
under the line parallel to 'f'
over the imaginary line near the line 'b'
under the line 'b'
over the line 'c' at the corner

 


under the line 'b' at the corner
over the line 'c'
under the line parallel to 'c'
over the imaginary line near the line 'a'
under the line 'a'

 


over the line 'b' at the corner
under the line 'a' at the corner
over the line 'b'
under the line parallel to the line 'b'
over the line parallel to the line 'f'
under the line 'f'
over the line 'a' at the corner
In at the starting point.
Interlacing is now complete.

Kutch motif with two diamonds is now complete.  In this manner you can work any number of continuous diamonds.  In my next post I will come up with the working of five continuous diamonds.  Till then, enjoy practicing .  Have a happy time with needle and thread.