Saturday, June 22, 2019

Aari Embroidery Blouse

Hi dear friends,

This year I learned aari embroidery thru online  and I am happy that I succeeded in it.  So I have designed an aari blouse for my silk saree.  And I am very happy to show it with all of you here.

This is the back neck.

A portion of the neck.

This is the front portion of the neck.


I have used simple chain stitch, line of stone chain, ball chain and zari line.  Then sticked the  stones with glue and outlined it with zari thread.  Click on the picture for better view.

In my next post I will come up with a small needlepoint embroidery and a small embroidered flower.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Ring Knot Kurti

Hello all

I am back again with an embroidered neck for a kurti.  The same design I have done with french knots for me.  But this time I have used ring knots for my co sister and modified the design a little.  Material is the same.  Ring knots is a beautiful stitch which is widely used in aari embroidery for flowers.  It is used as a filling stitch.  I have learned this knot through you tube tutorials.  Many videos are available for the same in you tube.  

This is the motif  in the sleeves.

I have used 6 strands of anchor embroidery threads for the flowers  and stitched french knots for the flower centers.  Leaves are stitched using leaf stitch which is my all time favourite and the stems in stem stitch.  First I tried the stems using portuguese stem stitch.  But it was not that much appealing.  So I decided to do stem stitch for stems.  Overall I like the outcome.  What about you?  Have you tried ring knots.  It is a bit difficult first.  But by practice it will come out perfect.  Tried it out.  I will be posting the design in future and a method to trace design for the neck.  

Now I am doing some embroidery samples and concentrating more on my mega cross stitch project.  I will be finishing another page soon.  So I will come up with that update and a embroidery sample flower.  Till then, Have a happy time with needle n thread.