Saturday, 28 July 2012

TAST 2012 - week 30, Oyster stitch

This is the first time I have tried Oyster stitch.  It is a good stitch to represent buds.  The second set is oyster stitch with a long tail.


This sample represents a flower using oyster stitch.

This is a flower using oyster stitch.   Instead of Lazy daisy stitch this stitch will be best suitable for flowers.,  The blue color stitch inside the scalloped back stitch is oyster stitch.

Had fun this week with oyster stitch.  One more stitch to my stitch list.  Thanks to sharon.

Happy Embroidering.

Shami Immanuel.

Pattern darning pillow cover

This is a pillow cover made using matty cloth.  Simple pattern darning i.e) pattern using running stitch is used.  Inside I have cross stitched the name of my son.  I have crocheted the edge for the pillow cover. 



Close up of the pillow cover is here:



Happy Embroidering.
Shami Immanuel.

Friday, 27 July 2012

Hexagon Motif - Crochet


This is the hexagon motif crocheted by me.  I am using it as a coaster.  I have got inspiration from here.  Thanks to her.


Shami Immanuel.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Fabulous Blog Ribbon Award

I have recevied this award from Leela.  It gives me a great encouragement to do more works.  Thanks Leela.



I am passing this award to my fellow bloggers below

Flora of www.florascolors.blogspot.com
Bramara of www.artsandcraftscollection.blogspot.com
Raji of www.threadwithme.blogspot.com
Maha of www.mahagowri.blogspot.com
Vidhya of www.jizee6687.wordpress.com

All have good embroidery skills and they have done excellent projects.  Maha  has done beautiful crochet work.  Have a look at all these blogs and u will get inspired to do more.

Shami Immanuel.

Fabulous Blog Ribbon Award

I have recevied this award from Leela.  It gives me a great encouragement to do more works.  Thanks Leela.



I am passing this award to my fellow bloggers below

Flora of www.florascolors.blogspot.com
Bramara of www.artsandcraftscollection.blogspot.com
Raji of www.threadwithme.blogspot.com
Maha of www.mahagowri.blogspot.com
Vidhya of www.jizee6687.wordpress.com

All have good embroidery skills and they have done excellent projects.  Maha  has done beautiful crochet work.  Have a look at all these blogs and u will get inspired to do more.

Shami Immanuel.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Pistil stitch


This is a sampler which I have tried for practicing pistil stitch.  The leaves in the middle stem is stitched using pistil stitch. 

Regarding the flower I have seen the same in Indus ladies.  And I tried that.  It has been done using alternate fly stitch and straight stitch.  But today I  came to know that this flower technique has been done by Leela of www.leelashobbies.blogspot.com.  Thanks to her.


Happy embroidering.

Shami Immanuel.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Wollen Mat - Tutorial

You need a  wooden frame like the one in the picture to do the wollen mat.

 In the wooden frame fix nails around with 1 cm distance between each one as shown in the picture.




Now start winding the wollen yarn . For that tie a knot with the yarn in the nail marked as 1. Starting from 1 wind the thread around i.e) from 1 come to nail ' a ' in the opposite side and then to nail '1'. This is 1 round of winding. Like this do 5 times or 8 times . The more u wind u will get a puffy mat. Zoom the picture to get a clearer image with markings.
Now leave the next nail and start winding the nails '3' and 'c'. Don't cut the thread in between.
After winding one side continue with the other side.
After winding with one color the frame will look like the one in the picture below.





Now start with the second color.
Start winding between nail '2' and 'b'. Then between '4' and 'd'. Continue like on both the sides.
Now the frame will be like the one below.

After winding on both sides u will get intersection points where the threads crosses each other.  Now comes the time consuming part.  I will show u how to tie the crosses.
Take a thread with 5 cms long.Now bring the thread from the lower part of the frame to the upper part as shown in the picture below. 

Now tie a knot tightly.

After tieing the first knot the next side will look like this.

Then bring one end of the thread down and the frame and then bring it up on the other side and tie a knot. Tie one more knot above the second one so that the thread doesn't loosen.

After tieing both the knots the opposite side will look like this.
Turn the wooden frame.  U will see a 'x' mark.
Like this u have to tie all the intersections so that a 'x' is seen in the opposite side.
Now cut the edges near the nails for all the four side and trim it.  U will get a puffy woollen mat.
 Hope u understand the procedure. 

Another mat with single color is  here.

 If any of u make use of this tutorial any where please link back to this page.  Eager to see your wollen mats.
The bigger the frame you will get big mats.
Any doubts feel free to ask thru comments.

Happy crafting.
Shami Immanuel

TAST 2012 - Week 27, Bonnet Stitch

I have tried mirror work with bonnet stitch and here it goes.


The tutorial for this mirror work is here.

My other trials of Bonnet stitch is here

Here, green color is my first try.  Then the curve I have worked two rows opposite to each other.  I think this will be suitable for neck lines.



Here Bonnet stitch is marked as 2.Then from the base of the bonnet stitch I worked blanket stitch and it is marked as 1. Then outside of that blanket stitch is worked like petals. On the tip of the bonnet stitch detached chain stitch is worked and it is outlined with fly stitch.



I will be happy if u take time to write some comments coz u'r words are really valuable for me.

Happy Embroidering.

Shami Immanuel.

Mirror work with Bonnet stitch







Hope the tutorial is clear.   Sorry for the font size in the pictures.   Looking forward for u'r valuable comments and suggestions.  Your suggestions means a lot to me.

Happy Embroidering.

Shami Immanuel