Hope all r doing good. On the crafty side everything is going on well. Mostly I am crocheting and doing kutch work embroidery. In between them I have embroidered some flowers which I have like on seeing some dresses in an idea of doing it in kurti in future.
The first one is a simple stitch - Woven spider wheel stitch.
The big flowers are woven spider wheel stitch and the dots are french dots. Now a days in pinterest I am seeing so many pins with french knots used to fill a design. And it looks good too. Instead of going for beads or stones it will be well and good to use french knots. I love to do french knots after purchasing aari embroidery stand. It is very easy to do if we fit the embroidery frame on a stand. Moreover the flower looks cute when done in variegated thread. Important point to note here on doing woven spider wheel stitch is there should be odd number of spokes. I used all the 6 strands of thread and for french knots I wound the thread once around the needle.
Next one - Cast on stitch
Here I have used variegated brown thread with all the six strands. Leaves are lazy daisy stitch with 3 strands. This flower needs practice to get it's shape. Initially I struggled with it after a couple of stitches I succeeded.
Next one - Ring knots
This is a variation of french knots with a ring. In aari embroidery this stitch is used widely for flowers. Here also I have used the 6 strands of thread. The stem and leaves are done using aari technique just to practice. I like this stitch . Embroidering a flower with ring knots and outlining it with beads gives an elegant look in aari embroidery.
Tomorrow I will be giving the update on the ripple blanket and cross stitch cushion. Also, Crochet purses are in line to appear here. So do watch my space. Till then, Have a happy time with needle n thread.