Thursday, September 24, 2020

Embroidery Design - Herringbone Stitch

 Hi all,

I am here to share with you all the next embroidery design.  A simple and easy stitch. A stitch for beginners.  It fills up a space very quickly.  Also it works up for flower petals and leaves too.  

All the three flowers and its centre are worked in herringbone stitch, the stems are stitched in stem stitch and circles are stitched using satin st. 



Stitches Used
Flowers  - Heringbone stitch
Centre of flowers - Herringbone stitch
Stem - Stem stitch
Circles - Satin stitch

Threads Used - Anchor Embroidery threads(all stitches uses 3 strands of thread)
Yellow - 298
Orange - 925
Bright Red - 335
stem - 267
Circles - 295, 298

Hope all of you like this design.  Do give a try and let me know.  In my next post I will come up with a neck design of a kurti.  Till then, Happy embroidering. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Embroidery design - Double daisy & Rosette Stitch

 Hi all

I am happy to share a new embroidery design using double daisy and rosette stitch.  In this design I have used more than one stitch.  For the big flower I have used lazy daisy stitch one over the other.  In the in between gap of the flower petals, pistil stitch has been done to cover the surface of the design.  In the center, I have added french knots of two colors.  

All the three small flowers are worked in rosette stitch.  The stitch itself forms a beautiful petal.  It is apt for leaves also.  Then added some french knots over the stem and the stem is stitched using stem stitch, my most favorite one for the stems.  Now over to the stitched sample.


Stitches used:
Big flower         - Lazy daisy stitch (two layers)
Small flowers     - Rosette stitch
Centre of flower - French Knots
Stem                - Stem stitch
Leaves              - Rosette stitch

 Threads used(Anchor Embroidery threads)
Big flower - 1203 (6 strands)
Small flower -330 (4 strands)
French knots - 298, 330(4 strands)
Stem - 239 (4 strands)
Leaves - 256(4 strands).

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

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Needlepoint Purse - Oatmeal Stitch

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well amidst the pandemic situation.  In our place we are getting back to normal slowly.  Except schools and colleges all have started working as before.  

Today I am happy to show you my new purse which I have made of needlepoint oatmeal stitch.  The name of the stitch appealed me and it is such a simple stitch so that everyone can try with ease.  I learned the stitch from pinterest.  Let me show  my purse first and then we can move on to the details.

I have started to work in a rectangular piece of canvas. I used anchor embroidery threads - 3 strands.  Then used blanket stitch to cover the raw edges.  Then added a lining around the edge of the purse using hem stitch.   Folded the purse leaving the necessary flap for the opening.  Joined the sides using hem stitch using the same color thread of the blanket stitch so that the joining is not visible.   Then attached a velcro on both the flap and the body of the purse using fabric glue.  Ta daa.... the purse is ready.  

It has enough room to store my mobile phone, pens and keys. 

 I am happy with the outcome.  Will try to make a post on the making of a purse soon.  Hope all of you like it.  See you with an embroidery design in my next post. Till then, have a happy time with your needle and thread.