Saturday, April 10, 2021

Kutch work design 3

 Hi all

Hope all are enjoying the weekend.  Today I am happy to share with you a kutch embroidery design using a simple kutch motif.  In my last kutch work post  I have shared with you that I will be sharing the tutorial for doing the kutch motif.  It is ready and it will be available here on Monday. With that same simple motif I have come up with a flower pattern along with stem stitch stems and lazy daisy leaves.  

Kutch work design 1

Kutch work design 2

This can be used as separate motifs for dresses or expand it to form a border.  With the same kutch motif I have drawn a pattern for a kurti neck and I am working on it.   Now on to the design.


For the kutch motif I have used 3 strands of anchor thread number 56 and for stems and leaves I have used 3 strands of anchor thread number 255.

Pattern for the design
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For those who are new to kutch embroidery start learning from the following links.  For basic kutch work tutorials refer the links given below.


To see more kutch works click here.

Hope all of you like this design.  Will be back with the tutorial for this on Monday.  Till then have a nice weekend.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Zentangle Backsplash flower - How to draw

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Yesterday I have posted a zentangle frame with a verse.  Hope all of you like it.  Click here to view it.Today I am happy to share with you the tutorial for drawing it. Also I have created a colouring page for that pattern and a coloured page.  Here it is, 

You can download the following picture and can use it for colouring. 

Now let's move on to the steps to draw this pattern.  It looks very complicated but very very simple to create this pattern.  It is easily understood from the pictures itself.  Start with a square of the desired size.  For the colouring page I used 2cm squares.




 
You can view the other Zentangle patterns which I have tried in the following links.  


I hope the tutorial is clear.  Try zentangling and have fun and be creative. 


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Zentangle Pattern - Backsplash flower

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Flowers always attract me.  Whenever I choose design for doing embroidery or some design most of the time I will end up with a flower pattern.  Today is the last post in zentangle frame with verse series which I have done already.  I will try to put up regular posts in zentangle atleast once in two weeks.  

Now on to today's pattern.  It is called backsplash flower.  I have done with a little variation in it.  

Drawn using black gel pens and used colour pencils.  

Tutorial for drawing this pattern.  Click here.

You can view the other Zentangle patterns which I have tried in the following links.  


Hope all you like this pattern.  I will be back with the tutorial and the colouring page for this tomorrow.  Till then, Happy Zentangling.

Updated: For tutorial click here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Embroidery flower design using ring knots

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well. Yesterday and day before yesterday I have posted the tutorial for doing ring knot and a design to practice it with only one round.  Today I am happy to share with you another design that uses two round of Ring knots.  Yesterday in the tutorial itself I have shown the steps.    These two round ring knots works well for a flower where petals overlap one another.  You can work this flowers in bunches to make it more attractive.  Come let's see the design.  



This design works well as sprays for sarees and also in kurtis.  I have used 6 strands of anchor threads for the flowers.  Attached a golden colour bead in the center.  For stems I have used backstitch.  You can use stem stitch also.  Leaves are worked in straight stitches.  Then stitched the beads here and there.  I have stitches a similar design in a kurti neck using this ring knots.  You can view it here.


Pattern for the design.
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The dotted pattern is zoomed below.

  • The black dot in the center is the place to attach the bead at last.  
  • Start from the outer black dots.  
  • Instead of working the ring knots in a circle first stitch in those places where these black dots are.  
  • Then stitch between the space between the two ring knots.  
  • The first round will be completed.  Now stitch on the purple dots in the middle.  
  • Take care the ring knot in this round comes between two stitches in the previous round and overlaps them halfway.  
Once again I will show the pictures that I have shown yesterday.




You can stitch more rounds to make a big flower.  You can mark dots like above and can work accordingly that can give neater look instead of working in a drawn circle.  

Hope all of you like this design and hope you understand the working of the flower also.  I will be happy if you drop down a comment in the comments section.  Do follow my blog or subscribe me through email so that you can get my blog posts in your reading list. 

Tomorrow I will be back with a zentangle frame design.  So do watch my space. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Ring Knot Stitch Tutorial with a flower

 Hi all 

Hope all of you like the ring knot design which I have posted yesterday.  Ring knot is similar to french knot worked with a loop. It is also known as challah work. Beautiful flowers can be formed with this stitch.  A flower worked with two rounds of ring knot is below.   I have embroidered a kurti neck using this ring knots.  You can view it here.


The flower is worked as follows:




Now let us see how to work Ring knot.






Click here for the tutorials for other embroidery stitches.
For more embroidery designs click here.

Hope this tutorial helps you in learning ring knot.  Tomorrow I will come up with another ring knot design that can be used for dresses.  

Monday, April 5, 2021

Embroidery Design - Ring Knot Stitch

Hi all

Hope you all had a great weekend.  Today I am happy to share with you an embroidery design that uses Ring knot stitch.  This is similar to french knot but with a little variation.  It is worked like french knots with a loop.  Tomorrow we will see the tutorial for working the Ring knots.  Now let us see the design.


In the centre of the flowers, here and there in the stems and leaves I have glued half pearls.  You can use this design for kurtis and extend this to make borders also.  Two years back I have embroidered a kurti neck using this ring knots.  You can view it here.


Pattern for the design
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Stitches Used
Flowers - Ring knot
Stem - Stem stitch
Leaves - Straight stitch

Anchor thread numbers
Flowers - 31(light), 33(medium), 35(dark) - 6 strands, 1 wrap
Stems and leaves - 262 - 3 strands

In this design I have made only one layer of flowers.  Tomorrow along with the tutorial I will show how to embroider this ring knot flowers in two layers.  

You can view other embroidery stitches here.

Hope all of you like this design.  See you all tomorrow.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Embroidered yoke

 Hi all

Hope all are enjoying the weekend and getting ready to celebrate Easter. For those who are celebrating Happy Easter to you. 

Today I am happy to share with you the embroidered yoke which I have finished. It is embroidered using the simple running stitch and lazy daisy stitch. Have a look. 


This time I have done the embroidery so that it covers the whole yoke part. It is a cotton silk fabric. 



This is the close up of the design. I have used anchor thread no. 303 with 3 strands of thread.  Attached a golden colour bead in the centre of the lazy daisy stitch.  Finally one more photo for you to see. 


Hope all of you like it.  Let me know the feedbacks in the comments section.  I will be back with another embroidery design.  Till then, have a nice time.



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