Sunday, 24 May 2020

Embroidery Design - Portuguese Stem stitch

Hi all,

Hope all are safe and fine.

Today I am happy to share with you all a simple embroidery design.  It is stitched out of portuguese stem stitch and stem stitch.  I have worked this design as a part of an embroidery sampler for me.  And making small wall hangings out of these.  

Pattern for the design

Threads Used(Anchor Embroidery thread)
Stem - 269
Leaves - 262

For the stem I have used portuguese stem stitch and stitched the leaves using stem stitch.
I have used 3 strands of threads for both the stitches.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Hardangar - Aura Doily

Hi all 

Hope all r doing well.  

Today I am happy to share with  you all my new hardanger doily called Aura doily.  It is a kit I have bought from Anita of Artistic fingers.  I am happy that I have done a proper hardanger piece with the proper threads and needles for it.  It took me a week to complete it and looking forward to do more hardanger pieces.  

But I didn't have the hardanger fabric at hand now and once the lockdown is over and everything comes to a normal I will purchase the hardanger fabric and do some projects out of it.  Now have a look at the doily.

It looks beautiful on a black background.  But I am afraid that it may get stains and I am in a plan of framing my first hardanger piece.  with a black background and white frame.  

Hope all of you like it.  I am ready with two more embroidery designs and I will be back with that post in a couple of days.  Till then, Happy embroidering and all of stay home, stay safe and be positive.  

Friday, 8 May 2020

Kutch work kurti, MCP update

Hi friends

Hope all are safe.  

Today I am happy to share with you two kutch work kurtis which I have done a month back.  This I have embroidered for a custom order.

I have completed one more page in the mega cross stitch project.  This project is growing in a slow and steady mode.  


In my next post I will come up with two embroidery designs and its patterns.  So do watch my space.  Till then, Happy embroidering.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Embroidery design - Stem stitch

Hi all

Hope all are staying home safe in this lock down.

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

Pattern for the design

Threads used(Anchor embroidery threads)
Flowers - no. 6587, 20, 47
Stems and leaves - 229, 239

The flowers, stem and leaves are all done in stem stitch.

I will show you how to work a stem stitch flower in another post.  I have start to work from inside the circle and worked towards outside. Easy to fill. 

One leaf I have filled with stem stitch, four leaves on the right side I have added some straight stitches and two leaves of the left I have worked only the outline.  

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 )
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

Threads used
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.