Thursday, February 25, 2016

A kutch work finish

This is the third finish of this year.   I have done kutch work for the neck and border.  The fabric is golden yellow color silk cotton and the work is done in three strands of anchor embroidery thread no.245.  Already I have done the same design last year.  I have made it simple with embroidery only in the neck and border of the sleeve.  Hope all of you like it.  Waiting for your feedbacks.

Kutch work Neck

close up

border for sleeves.

You can view the same work which I have done last year with another color combo here.

On the first day of 2016, I was thinking what resolution should I take this year, do's and don't s... I used to think over the situations which irritates me, which hurts me that spoils my mood and at times that thinking spoils my whole day resulting in shouting at my kids.  So I wanted to change that habit and when I was thinking how to change that immediately this verse underlined in red came into my mind.

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,

 Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

 The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.

Whatever the situations may be just rejoice in the Lord.  Just I wrote that in an A4 Paper and then I started formatting it and finally after a month I have ended up with this.  Zentangle art helped me to come up with this. I will be laminating this and it is going to be in my wall so that I can see it often.  I used color pencils and duo color peps to draw these.  I have written the tamil verse for it.

I was playing with picasa and I ended up with this.  Colors are inverted and I like it very much.

One more quote which I like. I have sketched this in my journal.

That's all for today.  I have a crochet finish and a cross stitch is nearing it's finish.  Will come up another my cross stitch finish in my next post b'coz it's related to this lent season.  Bye for now.  

I am linking this post to vintage embroidery stitchery link party. Hop over there to see a free pattern and works of other embroiderers.


  1. Beautiful embroidery, Shami:) I liked your sketches !!

  2. Beautiful Kutch work and lovely sketches. I too have done a few sketches recently, I'll post them one day in the blog.

  3. Please do post a tutorial for complex motifs of kutch stitch. It will be of a great help to me as I always falter in them

  4. Please do post a tutorial for complex motifs of kutch stitch. It will be of a great help to me as I always falter in them


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