Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kantha Embroidery motifs

Few months back I have participated in the Kantha embroidery SAL of Anita of artistic fingers.  And today I am here to show you the motif which I have embroidered during that SAL.  I am not satisfied with the color of the threads and the stitching of the bird portion(bottom).  But I am happy that I have learned some basics in Kantha embroidery.  Click on the image to get more closer view.


Some closeups.
HERE you can see how beautifully Anita had stitched the body of the bird.  I should try it again.

Thanks Anita for the wonderful SAL. 


This pattern is from Mridulas embroidery school.  Thanks to Mridulas.   I am planning to make a cushion cover out of these motifs.  Let me see how it works out.   Till then, Have a happy time with your needle and thread.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Zentngle - pattern 4 & CAL Progress

Today I am here to show the fourth pattern of the zentangle which I have learned.  Also the CAL blanket progress can be seen.
Over to zentangle pattern no. 4.

Pattern drawn for tracing.

Pattern embroidered onto the fabric.  The lines are stitched with back stitch and filling stitch using chain stitch.

CAL Progress
Coming to the CAL blanket progress.  Completed all the rounds that has been revealed till now of Sophie's Universe CAL 2015.  Each and every round is challenging and interesting.  I like all the finest details in each round.  
After completing Part 5, sophie's universe is looking like this.

Want to see a closeup.
Can u see the tulips.  I love it.

At the end of part 6 it is looking like this.(53 rounds completed).
want to participate in Sophie's universe CAL click here.  You can get all the information and the pattern till date.

I am also participating in one more CAL 2015 Mystery Afghan Crochet along of crochet crowd along with  The first two weeks are over.  I have completed the first weeks homework i.e) crocheting 20 granny squares.  It is here for you to see .  Learned some tricks in crocheting a granny squares.

Since these two CAL's take more of my time, I was not able to concentrate on embroidery.  So next week I should take hold of my saree embroidery.  C u all with another finish.  Till then happy crocheting.  Have a happy weekend.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kutch Work blouse - completed

Hi all

Hope all are doing well and good.  

Today I am happy to share with you the completed blouse.  This is the second finish for this year.  I have used kutchwork, aari work and a surface embroidery stitch for this project.  

The cream colour outline is chain stitch that is done using aari method.  Single strand of silk thread is used for doing the chain stitch.

Inside the aari chain stitch is kutwork.  It has been done using two strands of Anchor embroidery threads.  The motif outer the neckline is a leaf with herringbone stitch bordered with chain stitch and  a small basic kutch motif  placed like a flower within two leaves. 

The basic working of kutchwork is shown in the following video.  

The fabric used is silk cotton fabric.  This is before adding the embellishments.  It looks a bit plain.  

Closeup of the design

After adding stones as embellishment, it looks like that the blouse has got a new life.

Border for sleeves.

Hope all of u like it.  Kindly drop in your comments.  

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My WIP's ...............

This year I have planned for a some projects in embroidery, crocheting and cross stitch.  Among those these are some which I have started.  Also I have joined in two CAL((crochet alongs) and a small cross stitch finish for a month sal.

1)  Crochet blanket - twilight shells throw(pattern from .  I am using Laura Knitting cotton with hook size 3.5mm.

2)  A cross stitch kit from pony.  Started long back and decided to finish within March.

3) Sophie's Universal SAL blanket - I will give the links in a separate post.  

4)  Kutch work blouse

Embroidery in the neckline part of the blouse will be completed this week hopefully.  I will give the update of my crochet blankets once in every two weeks.  Wish me good luck.

In my next post I will come up with a small finish in Kantha embroidery.  TIll then have a happy time. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Zentangle - pattern3

Today I am here with my third square of zentangle.  The name of this pattern is Intersection.  I have learned it from here.  You can learn about more pattern in that site.

The following is the pattern used for tracing.

The pattern embroidered on fabric.  I have used back stitch for lines and stem stitch for filling.

Now with all the three weeks embroidery.

I will be back with my next pattern.  Till then happy doodling.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Kasuti Table cloth - completed

Two weeks before I have written a post about my kasuti embroidery table cloth which I have started this year.  You can read about it here.  There u can see some of the motifs which I have completed that time.  And today that project has come to an end.  Yes embroidery in the table cloth is over and it  is here for you to see.  Click on the images to get more clear view..

After starching it looks even more neat.  Isn't?

I have sewed the edges and then crocheted a simple edging with two rounds using pearl cotton no.8 thread.  Luckily I had that blue pearl cotton thread in my stash somewhat matching with the embroidery thread I have used.  

This is a close up of another motif which I have used.

Hope all of u like it.  Waiting for your comments and suggestions.

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