Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Embroidered hoop - pattern1

Hello all

Thanks for all your comments in my previous post.  Last year I have made some embroidery designs.  The first one is the embroidered verse.  I have finished the piece into a hoop wall hanging.  I was happy the way it has turned out.  


Closeup of the above picture

Pattern in Tamil

English version of the pattern

STITCHES USED
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Flowers and leaves - Lazy daisy stitch with a straight stitch inside (3 strands)
Stem - stem stitch (2 strands)
small rounds - Satin stitch (2 strands)
Letters - Back stitch (1 strand)

Thread Numbers (Anchor embroidery threads)
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Big flowers - 298
Small flowers - 528
Center of the flowers - 332
Leaves and stem - 245
small rounds - 225
Letters - 332

I have taken a baby step to design my own patterns.  In future I am looking forward to make these patterns into embroidery kits. Every month I will be publishing one pattern.  This month I am late.  Next month the pattern will be published on 5th Feb. So do watch my space.  If any one of you try this pattern do send me a picture of it.  I will be happy to post it here. 

I am nearing a kasuti work finish. Lot more to show you.  Will come with my black and white quilt blocks in my next post.  Till then, have a happy time with needle and thread.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

First finish of 2018

I am happy to show the first finish of this year, Bargello purse.  I have already blogged about it here. I have completed the embroidery yesterday and sewed it into a purse.  



I found a matching zipper in my stash and the purse has enough room to store  pen, mobile and some money.   I added a lining too. 




I found this pattern on pinterest.  Happy that I have finished completed one purse and it is going to the church sale bag. 

Also, I have started one more needlepoint purse with log cabin pattern and it is in progress.  This year I have planned to make a quilt with half square triangles in black, white and red color. Will blog about it in my next post.  My mega cross stitch project is also progressing well. 


I have started blogging in 2011.  And started doing embroidery that same year. I have learned a lot from the net and books.  Last year I have drawn some small embroidery designs and neck designs.  I will be publishing it in my blog in the coming days.  I am having a target of posting atleast one design per month.  I should stitck to my plans this year.  Because last year I have not been on the track as I have planned.  

So what's in your hoop and what are you doing with your needle n thread.  I will be back with the details of my quilt project and progress of  WIP's in my next project.  Till then, Happy embroidering.  

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Welcoming the new year 2018

Hello all

A very happy new year to you. Me too had a happy holidays during christmas and new year too.

Though I was not able to complete all the plans i had for last year, I am carrying up the WIPs to this years working basket. Though i have many wip's i wanted to start a new project this year and i have started doing the sweet caroline cushion cover from crystals and crochet.


I have completed the first five rounds of the cushion.  I will upload the progress for every 5 rounds. 

One more finish from last year. A cross stitch piece converted to a biscornu pincushion.



I have used 14 ct aida which was somewhat loosely woven and 3 strands of anchor threads. Used a pink color button in the middle. 

Thats all for today. I wish you all a happy, prosperous, healthy and crafty new year.