Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Mandala Embroidery - 1

 Hi all,

Hope all are doing well.  Today I am happy to share with you my new attempt of embroidering a mandala with stitches from Straight stitch family.  I started to try all the stitches from basic to advanced. Sarah's website helps me to work the stitches in an order.  Thank you Sarah. Initially I stitched in a straight line.  But then I started to form a design with the stitches and this is the outcome and I am really in love with it.  I worked the stitches in a circle and finally it looks like a mandala after embroidering.  Here is the mandala.

Few closeups

Pattern for the mandala

The way I have used the stitches can be seen from the pictures below.

I have used three strands of thread throughout.  Used 2 shades of purple, green and yellow.  You can use any color combination you like.

You can finish this into a hoop frame or this is a perfect design for a 16" cushion cover.  I am preparing kits to embroider this design.  I will let you know once I am ready with the kits.  

In my next post I will come up with another embroidery design which is suitable for beginners.  Till then, have a happy time with your needles and thread.

Friday, 8 January 2021

Kutch embroidery Neck Design

 Hi all 

Hope all are doing well.  Today I am here to share with you a simple neck pattern in kutch embroidery with basic diamond shape in kutch.  

Here I have used the basic single diamond as a spread in yoke and continuous diamonds along with a herringbone stitch in the neckline.  It looks somewhat empty without the stones. Before sticking the stones it was like this.  

Pattern for the neck

I have downloaded the graph paper from here(8 lines per inch graph paper) to draw the pattern.   For beginners use 4x4 squares to draw a diamond  and use 6 strands of thread so that it will cover the diamond after finishing the embroidery.  For advanced embroiders use 6 lines per inch graph paper and use 2 by 2 squares and 4 strands of embroidery thread. You can draw the pattern according to your neck measurements.  This is just a sample pattern.

Tutorial for working the kutch work is given below.

Hope all of you like this pattern.  Do give a try and let me know in the comments.

Monday, 4 January 2021

Fly stitch Embroidery design

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Fresh new beginnings always refreshes me and this year also I have some plans to be implemented in my crafty journey. In my next post I will write about the plans and projects I want to complete this year.  

Today I am happy to share with you another free design that uses the simple fly stitch.  I will add the tutorial for the fly stitch soon and will update the link here.  

Pattern for the design

Stitches used
Flower and leaves - fly stitch
Stem - stem stitch

Threads used - Anchor
Flower - 1005 (2 strands)
Stem - 255 (4 strands)

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

Friday, 1 January 2021

Wall hanging Verse 1 - Embroidery Design

 Hi all


Today I am happy to share with you a Wall hanging verse design that uses simple stitches.  I have stitched with white on red fabric.  

Pattern for the design

For this design I have used back stitch and french knots only.  Do give a try and if you have tried it let me know in the comments.  

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Cross Stitch Finishes for Christmas

 Hi all, 

Hope all are doing well.  Our Christmas celebrations are over and happy that everything went on well.  As a part of Christmas, I used to stitch something like ornaments every year.  This year I have stitched two wall hangings.  I have completed one fully and for the other stitching part is over but finishing it into a wall hanging is still pending.  

I wanted to blog about it before this year because in new year I wanted to show new projects to you.  So, onto the cross stitch pieces.

This chart I got from pinterest.  This one I haven't completed into wall hanging.  Now the next  one.

For this instead of hemming the border I have removed 4 rows of threads each sides.  Then glued it to the glitter foam and then glued the glitter foam to a cardstock.  I have placed this in an easel stand instead of tying a ribbon at the back. 

That's all for today's post.  If possible I will try to make a collage of all the projects which I have done this year.  Till then, Happy cross stitching and a Happy new year.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Crochet Coasters, Miniature frock

 Hi all,

Hope all are doing well.  We are all getting for Christmas.  Today I have come up with two little crochet projects that I have  done to get instant satisfaction.  

Miniature Frock

I love to crochet wearables.  But there is  no one to wear it.  Moreover the climate in our place is hot.  So nobody likes to wear a crocheted item.  Nowadays crocheted shrugs are seen here and there. So to satisfy myself I have crocheted this miniature frock.  I like it very much.  I started by seeing a pattern from the net.  But changed some stitches count in order to get it right according to my taste.  It came out perfect.  

I was not able to stop with one and made another one.  The hanger in the above frock is the one which my friend Mini gifted me.  The frock fits the palm of my hand.  Very cute little frock.  


These are the two coasters which I have crocheted in a single sitting that too for instant satisfaction.  I followed a pattern from crochet n create.   I  was not able to find the pattern in that website now. you can find  more simple and interesting mandala patterns and other patterns too.   

I hope all of you like these two cute crocheted items.  I will be back with another finish in  my next post. Till then, happy crocheting.

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Embroidery Design - Looped Blanket stitch, X-mas Baubles

 Hi all

Hope all are safe and doing good.  Today I am here to share with you the next free embroidery design for this month.  It's related to Christmas. Festive season is nearing and this design will be perfect for a wall hanging or an ornament.  Also, it can be used for Christmas cards also.  

Pattern for the design

Stitches Used
Baubles - Looped blanked stitch
Scrolls - Chain stitch
Lines from the scrolls to baubles - Back stitch
Letters - Back stitch

To embroider this design I have used the left over threads of red and green from other projects.  Any Christmas colors will suit this design and all the stitching is done with 3 strands of thread.  Attached some star shaped buttons inside the baubles.  

Hope all of you like this design.  Feel free to try it and send me a picture of it to me at shamiimmanuel@gmail.com.  

In my next post I will come up another x-mas finish and two small crocheted projects.  Till then, happy embroidering.