Friday, 23 October 2020

Embroidery design - Buttonhole / Blanket stitch

Hi all

Here is my next free embroidery design.  An easy stitch to embroider flowers.  Easy way to fill the flowers.  You can use this stitch to embroider leaves also. 

Pattern for the design

Here, the big flowers are divided into three parts.  The outer part has been worked with buttonhole stitch.  Then worked some straight stitches from the middle of each stitches towards the second part of the flower.  From the middle of each straight stitches, some more straight stitches have been worked towards the center of the flower concentrating the round in the center of the flower.  Then the flower center is worked with french knots.  

The small flower is worked with outer layer of button hole stitches and with straight stitches towards the center and then french knots in the center.  

Leaves are all worked with buttonhole stitch drawing a line the middle of the leaves.  Then the middle line is stitch with back stitch. If you feel the background fabric is shown after stitching the leaves, some straight stitches can be worked with the next darker shade of the thread to fill the gaps.  I have done some straight stitches in the two leaves on top left. 

Flowers - Buttonhole stitch with straight stitches and french knots in the center.
Leaves - Buttonhole stitch with straight stitches 
Stem - Stem stitches

Threads used - Anchor Embroidery threads 
Flower - 74, 66 (3 strands)- Outer layer and middle layer
59 - Inner straight stitches(very dark) - 2 strands
Leaves  - 239, 268 - 3 strands
French knots - 288 ( 6 strands with 1 wrap)

Hope all of you like this design.  In my next post, I will come with an update in mega cross stitch project and about my future project which is also my next step in my embroidery journey.   So do watch my space.  Till then, happy embroidery.  

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Buttonhole stitch kurti Neckline Embroidery

 Hi all 

Hope all are doing well. I am happy to show you all the latest embroidery work which I have done on a kurti.  It's a mulberry silk material.  Done the embroidery using buttonhole stitch and lazy daisy stitch.  Have a look at it. 


Pattern for the neckline

All the stitches are done with three strands of embroidery threads.  Big flowers are done with buttonhole stitch and the small flowers and leaves are done with lazy daisy stitch.  Stems are done with stem stitch which my favourite one for doing the stems. In the centre of the flowers is french knots with 1 wrap.

Hope all of you like this design.  Do try it and let me know in the comments. In my next post I will come up with two canvas wall hangings we have made during this lock down to decorate our walls.  Till then, happy embroidering. 

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Embroidery Design - Herringbone Stitch

 Hi all,

I am here to share with you all the next embroidery design.  A simple and easy stitch. A stitch for beginners.  It fills up a space very quickly.  Also it works up for flower petals and leaves too.  

All the three flowers and its centre are worked in herringbone stitch, the stems are stitched in stem stitch and circles are stitched using satin st. 



Stitches Used
Flowers  - Heringbone stitch
Centre of flowers - Herringbone stitch
Stem - Stem stitch
Circles - Satin stitch

Threads Used - Anchor Embroidery threads(all stitches uses 3 strands of thread)
Yellow - 298
Orange - 925
Bright Red - 335
stem - 267
Circles - 295, 298

Hope all of you like this design.  Do give a try and let me know.  In my next post I will come up with a neck design of a kurti.  Till then, Happy embroidering. 

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Embroidery design - Double daisy & Rosette Stitch

 Hi all

I am happy to share a new embroidery design using double daisy and rosette stitch.  In this design I have used more than one stitch.  For the big flower I have used lazy daisy stitch one over the other.  In the in between gap of the flower petals, pistil stitch has been done to cover the surface of the design.  In the center, I have added french knots of two colors.  

All the three small flowers are worked in rosette stitch.  The stitch itself forms a beautiful petal.  It is apt for leaves also.  Then added some french knots over the stem and the stem is stitched using stem stitch, my most favorite one for the stems.  Now over to the stitched sample.


Stitches used:
Big flower         - Lazy daisy stitch (two layers)
Small flowers     - Rosette stitch
Centre of flower - French Knots
Stem                - Stem stitch
Leaves              - Rosette stitch

 Threads used(Anchor Embroidery threads)
Big flower - 1203 (6 strands)
Small flower -330 (4 strands)
French knots - 298, 330(4 strands)
Stem - 239 (4 strands)
Leaves - 256(4 strands).

Hope all of you like this design.  Do give a try and let me know.                       

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Needlepoint Purse - Oatmeal Stitch

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well amidst the pandemic situation.  In our place we are getting back to normal slowly.  Except schools and colleges all have started working as before.  

Today I am happy to show you my new purse which I have made of needlepoint oatmeal stitch.  The name of the stitch appealed me and it is such a simple stitch so that everyone can try with ease.  I learned the stitch from pinterest.  Let me show  my purse first and then we can move on to the details.

I have started to work in a rectangular piece of canvas. I used anchor embroidery threads - 3 strands.  Then used blanket stitch to cover the raw edges.  Then added a lining around the edge of the purse using hem stitch.   Folded the purse leaving the necessary flap for the opening.  Joined the sides using hem stitch using the same color thread of the blanket stitch so that the joining is not visible.   Then attached a velcro on both the flap and the body of the purse using fabric glue.  Ta daa.... the purse is ready.  

It has enough room to store my mobile phone, pens and keys. 

 I am happy with the outcome.  Will try to make a post on the making of a purse soon.  Hope all of you like it.  See you with an embroidery design in my next post. Till then, have a happy time with your needle and thread.

Friday, 28 August 2020

Kurti Neck embroidery sample - Running stitch

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  

I am happy to share with you all a new sample I have tried for making an neckline for kurti.  I have used the simple running stitch and straight stitch.  Atlast I have added a cut bead in between the design.

I have drawn straight lines that form a diamond.

The stitches should not cross each other at the intersection of the lines.  At the intersecting point of the lines the fabric should be seen.

Added straight lines at the intersecting points using orange color thread.

For the outlines I have whipped the running stitch with orange color thread.

Added cut beads on the centre of the diamonds.  I will share with a proper design with correct measurements when I post the kurti.  This is only a stitched sample.

In my next post I will come up with a needlepoint purse. Till then, happy embroidering. 

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Embroidery design - Basque Stitch Flower

Hello all,

Here is my next free embroidery design using the basque stitch.  This stitch when worked in a round forms a beautiful flower.  I have worked the flowers using variegated thread.  For the big flowers I have done alternatively big and small stitches in height.  The other two flowers, the stitches are all same height .  Added french knots in the centre.

Pattern for the design

Stitches used :  Basque Stitch for flowers
                            French knots for centre of flowers
                           Back Stitch for Stems

Threads used - Anchor Embroidery threads

Big flower - 1203 (6 strands)
Small flower(right) - 9,10 (3 strands)
Small flower(left) - 9, 10(3 strands)
Back stitch stitch - 269 (3 strands)
French Knots - 291 ( 6 strands, 1 wrap)

Hope you all like this design.   Do try this design.  Have a great day.