Saturday, 12 September 2020

Embroidery design - Double daisy & Rosette Stitch

 Hi all

I am happy to share a new embroidery design using double daisy and rosette stitch.  In this design I have used more than one stitch.  For the big flower I have used lazy daisy stitch one over the other.  In the in between gap of the flower petals, pistil stitch has been done to cover the surface of the design.  In the center, I have added french knots of two colors.  

All the three small flowers are worked in rosette stitch.  The stitch itself forms a beautiful petal.  It is apt for leaves also.  Then added some french knots over the stem and the stem is stitched using stem stitch, my most favorite one for the stems.  Now over to the stitched sample.


Stitches used:
Big flower         - Lazy daisy stitch (two layers)
Small flowers     - Rosette stitch
Centre of flower - French Knots
Stem                - Stem stitch
Leaves              - Rosette stitch

 Threads used(Anchor Embroidery threads)
Big flower - 1203 (6 strands)
Small flower -330 (4 strands)
French knots - 298, 330(4 strands)
Stem - 239 (4 strands)
Leaves - 256(4 strands).

Hope all of you like this design.  Do give a try and let me know.                       

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Needlepoint Purse - Oatmeal Stitch

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well amidst the pandemic situation.  In our place we are getting back to normal slowly.  Except schools and colleges all have started working as before.  

Today I am happy to show you my new purse which I have made of needlepoint oatmeal stitch.  The name of the stitch appealed me and it is such a simple stitch so that everyone can try with ease.  I learned the stitch from pinterest.  Let me show  my purse first and then we can move on to the details.

I have started to work in a rectangular piece of canvas. I used anchor embroidery threads - 3 strands.  Then used blanket stitch to cover the raw edges.  Then added a lining around the edge of the purse using hem stitch.   Folded the purse leaving the necessary flap for the opening.  Joined the sides using hem stitch using the same color thread of the blanket stitch so that the joining is not visible.   Then attached a velcro on both the flap and the body of the purse using fabric glue.  Ta daa.... the purse is ready.  

It has enough room to store my mobile phone, pens and keys. 

 I am happy with the outcome.  Will try to make a post on the making of a purse soon.  Hope all of you like it.  See you with an embroidery design in my next post. Till then, have a happy time with your needle and thread.

Friday, 28 August 2020

Kurti Neck embroidery sample - Running stitch

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  

I am happy to share with you all a new sample I have tried for making an neckline for kurti.  I have used the simple running stitch and straight stitch.  Atlast I have added a cut bead in between the design.

I have drawn straight lines that form a diamond.

The stitches should not cross each other at the intersection of the lines.  At the intersecting point of the lines the fabric should be seen.

Added straight lines at the intersecting points using orange color thread.

For the outlines I have whipped the running stitch with orange color thread.

Added cut beads on the centre of the diamonds.  I will share with a proper design with correct measurements when I post the kurti.  This is only a stitched sample.

In my next post I will come up with a needlepoint purse. Till then, happy embroidering. 

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Embroidery design - Basque Stitch Flower

Hello all,

Here is my next free embroidery design using the basque stitch.  This stitch when worked in a round forms a beautiful flower.  I have worked the flowers using variegated thread.  For the big flowers I have done alternatively big and small stitches in height.  The other two flowers, the stitches are all same height .  Added french knots in the centre.

Pattern for the design

Stitches used :  Basque Stitch for flowers
                            French knots for centre of flowers
                           Back Stitch for Stems

Threads used - Anchor Embroidery threads

Big flower - 1203 (6 strands)
Small flower(right) - 9,10 (3 strands)
Small flower(left) - 9, 10(3 strands)
Back stitch stitch - 269 (3 strands)
French Knots - 291 ( 6 strands, 1 wrap)

Hope you all like this design.   Do try this design.  Have a great day. 

Friday, 17 July 2020

Crochet Mandalas and MCP update

Hello all,

Hope all are doing well and good. Today I am happy to share with you two small crochet mandalas and the mega cross stitch project update.  Long time back I have completed these two mandalas but they have got their turn to appear in the blog only today.  Also, the next page in the harmony cross stitch also been completed.  

First about the mandalas.  They are very easy and beginner friendly and can whip up in an evening.  I have found the pattern here. You can find more easy and cute patterns in that site.  

I have used 4 ply acrylic yarn and 4mm hook.  

Next is the mega cross stitch project update.  I am happy that I have finished another page.  



Hope all of you like it.  In my next post I will come up with an embroidery design.  Till then, happy crocheting and happy cross stitching.  

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Embroidery design - Chain Stitch Flower

Hi all

I am back with another simple embroidery design using chain stitch.  In this design I have used only chain stitch .

Pattern for the design

Threads used-(Anchor embroidery threads)
Stitch used - Chain stitch
Flower - 1205(3 strands)
Stem and leaves - 246 ( 2 strands)

Do try this design and have a nice day.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Embroidery design - Lazy daisy stitch flower

Hi all,

Hope all are safe in this pandemic.

Today I am happy to share the next free embroidery design.  It is stitched out of lazy daisy stitch and stem stitch.

Pattern for the design

Threads Used (Anchor embroidery thread)
Flowers - 33, 35 (3 strands)
Centre of flower (french knot) - 35 (2 wraps with 3 strands)
Leaves attached to stem - 258 (3 strands)
stem & Detached leaves - 269 (3 strands)

Hope all of you liked the design.  Feel free to try it.