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. 

Friday, 17 July 2020

Crochet Mandalas and MCP update

Hello all,

Hope all are doing well and good. Today I am happy to share with you two small crochet mandalas and the mega cross stitch project update.  Long time back I have completed these two mandalas but they have got their turn to appear in the blog only today.  Also, the next page in the harmony cross stitch also been completed.  

First about the mandalas.  They are very easy and beginner friendly and can whip up in an evening.  I have found the pattern here. You can find more easy and cute patterns in that site.  

I have used 4 ply acrylic yarn and 4mm hook.  

Next is the mega cross stitch project update.  I am happy that I have finished another page.  



Hope all of you like it.  In my next post I will come up with an embroidery design.  Till then, happy crocheting and happy cross stitching.  

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Embroidery design - Chain Stitch Flower

Hi all

I am back with another simple embroidery design using chain stitch.  In this design I have used only chain stitch .

Pattern for the design

Threads used-(Anchor embroidery threads)
Stitch used - Chain stitch
Flower - 1205(3 strands)
Stem and leaves - 246 ( 2 strands)

Do try this design and have a nice day.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Embroidery design - Lazy daisy stitch flower

Hi all,

Hope all are safe in this pandemic.

Today I am happy to share the next free embroidery design.  It is stitched out of lazy daisy stitch and stem stitch.

Pattern for the design

Threads Used (Anchor embroidery thread)
Flowers - 33, 35 (3 strands)
Centre of flower (french knot) - 35 (2 wraps with 3 strands)
Leaves attached to stem - 258 (3 strands)
stem & Detached leaves - 269 (3 strands)

Hope all of you liked the design.  Feel free to try it. 

Friday, 5 June 2020

Crochet Blanket

Hi all

Hope all are safe.  Today I am here to share my crochet blanket which I have completed using the yarn scraps which have been collected over the past few years and still more scrap yarns are left.  

I have done two rounds of granny squares using the scraps and then a round of white.  After making two same color granny squares I have joined them together and bordered the two squares using black.  

Made twenty rows and then bordered them with pink or purple.  

Likewise added six columns with twenty rows each and finally added two rows of border and finally completed. 

These are the two blankets which I am having in my cupboard now.  The blanket which I have started last year is waiting to get joined and I hope I will be able to completed it before 2020 ends. 

One of the goal for this year to completed one crochet blanket is achieved. And I am happy about it.  Now I will be able to concentrate on the other projects.  

I will come up with another embroidery design in my next post.  Till then, Happy crocheting.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Embroidery Design - Portuguese Stem stitch

Hi all,

Hope all are safe and fine.

Today I am happy to share with you all a simple embroidery design.  It is stitched out of portuguese stem stitch and stem stitch.  I have worked this design as a part of an embroidery sampler for me.  And making small wall hangings out of these.  

Pattern for the design

Threads Used(Anchor Embroidery thread)
Stem - 269
Leaves - 262

For the stem I have used portuguese stem stitch and stitched the leaves using stem stitch.
I have used 3 strands of threads for both the stitches.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Hardangar - Aura Doily

Hi all 

Hope all r doing well.  

Today I am happy to share with  you all my new hardanger doily called Aura doily.  It is a kit I have bought from Anita of Artistic fingers.  I am happy that I have done a proper hardanger piece with the proper threads and needles for it.  It took me a week to complete it and looking forward to do more hardanger pieces.  

But I didn't have the hardanger fabric at hand now and once the lockdown is over and everything comes to a normal I will purchase the hardanger fabric and do some projects out of it.  Now have a look at the doily.

It looks beautiful on a black background.  But I am afraid that it may get stains and I am in a plan of framing my first hardanger piece.  with a black background and white frame.  

Hope all of you like it.  I am ready with two more embroidery designs and I will be back with that post in a couple of days.  Till then, Happy embroidering and all of stay home, stay safe and be positive.