Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Embroidery design 10 - Running stitch practice

Hello all

I am happy to share the free design for this month.  I am satisfied that atleast I was able to make it atleast in the last few hours of this month.   This month it's a simple design with only stems and leaves.  I wanted to try kantha embroidery.  As a trial I included the running stitch in this design and the leaves are stitched with my favorite leaf stitch.  I have worked this design in a raw silk kind of material.  Over to the design.


A close up


Now on to the pattern.


Stitches used
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Stem - Running stitch ( 3 strands)
Leaves - Leaf stitch ( 2 strands)

Threads used -Anchor embroidery thread
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Stem -  150
Leaves - 185

Hope all of you like this pattern.  If any one of u tried this pattern do send me a picture.  I will display it in this page.

The design for the next month is all worked and the pattern is also ready.  Will come up with that soon. Till then, Have a happy time with needle and thread.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Hexagon crochet and Mega cross stitch update

Hello all

Happy to do a blog post today.  Hexagons in crochet always attracts me.  Last year I have done a baby blanket out of solid hexagons.  This time I have tried starburst hexagon pattern and I started making more.  For each round I changed colors and though it has so many odd ends to weave in, I liked the way it turned out.  I have made a small runner out of those hexagons. And I have displayed it in my dining table.  


I followed the pattern from here.  I joined on the go and weaved in the ends. Making a cushion cover is also in the queue with this pattern.

Next comes the update on my mega cross stitch project harmony.  I have completed one more page and a part of a small puppy is seen now.  It is very cute. 

After

Before

Everyday I am trying to put 100 stitches in this but sometimes other projects take its priority.  I am trying to concentrate on one project at a time but my mind wanders here and there.  What about you? Do you stick to one at a time or more than one.  Do let me know in the comments.

This year I have started a quilting project but in between my sewing went to a sleepy mode since the stitches were irregular. Last month I have repaired it and have done some more blocks.  Will be showing it in my next post. 

Till then Have a happy time with your needle n thread.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Embroidery design 9 - Floral design with quote

I am happy to share the free design for this month.  It is a simple floral design with a simple quote.  


I have completed the embroidered patch into a cushion.  Embroidery is done on plain white poplin cloth.  Just  I have added that dots with a blue marker.  


Back side of cushion.  Added a dark blue fabric in the edge to give a different look.


Now onto the pattern.


Stitches used:
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Big flowers - straight stitch(2 strands)
Big leaves - Leaf stitch(2 strands)
Small leaves - Satin stitch(2 strands)
Stem - Stem stitch(2 strands)
Stem with pointed tip - Pistil stitch(4 strands)
Center of flowers - Satin stitch
Letters - Back stitch(3 strands)

Thread used (Anchor embroidery cotton thread)
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Flowers - No 154, 169, 185
Leaves - 189, 878
Stem - 878
center of flower - 1217
Pistil stitch - 189
Letters - 169

Some close ups before ending the post.



Hope all of you liked this months pattern.  I am happy that I have posted it before the next month begins.  Will meet you with a crochet finish in my next post.  Till then happy embroidering.

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.