Sunday, September 19, 2021

Diwali Embroidery Design - A reader's request

 Hi all

Hope all are doing good.  somedays back one of my reader and friend Raji asked me an embroidery design related to the festival Diwali.So I have tried this simple design for her. Used simple stitches in this design


Pattern for the design
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Stitches used
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Flowers- Lazy daisy stitches with straight stitches inside.
Centre of flower - French Knot
Base of light - Back stitch
 Flame(tear drops) - Satin stitch
Letters - Back stitch

Anchor thread numbers 
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Lazy Daisy - 63 (6 strands)
Straight stitch - off white(6 strands)
French Knots - 63 ( 6 strands - 1 or 2 wraps)
Back stitch - 851 (3 strands)
Satin stitch - 291, 333 ( 3 strands)

Hope all of you like this design.  I am planning to finish this into a small wall hanging. If it works out I will be back with the tutorial for finishing this embroidered piece.  You can also finish this as a hoop art. 

Have a nice day.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Peach and White Frock | Crochet Frock for a 2 year old

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well and great.  I have crocheted a frock last month.  You can view it here.  After seeing the outcome I wanted to crochet more frocks and I have taken a bold decision to make a frock  using the measurements from a 2 year old's frock. I have decided to use the simple dc's and chain stitch.  To my surprise, the outcome is really good.  Over to the frock now.


After seeing so many charts and dresses, got an idea to crochet the yoke.  I have done it using only dc's. 

4 ply yarn

3.5mm crochet hook.

Pattern:

Ch 81.

Slip st in 1st chain to form a round.  Be careful not to twist the chain.  

Round 1:

Ch 2, dc in the first chain,
dc in each chain around.
Sl st to first dc leaving the ch-2.
- 80 dc's

Round 2:

Ch 2, dc in the first dc.
dc in the next 11 dc's
(dc, ch-2, dc) in the next dc
dc in the next 14 dc's
(dc, ch-2, dc) in the next dc
dc in next 24 dc's
(dc, ch-2, dc) in the next dc
dc in the next 14 dc's
(dc, ch-2, dc) in the next dc
dc in the next 12 dc's
Sl st into the first dc leaving ch-2.

Rnd 3 - 10:

Ch 2, dc in the first dc
dc in each dc till you reach the ch-2 space
(dc, ch-2, dc) in the ch-2 space
Fasten off.

Round 11:

(Ch 2,dc) or standing dc in the 18th dc from the beginning.
dc in the next 3 dc's
*(dc, ch-2, dc) in the next ch-2 space
dc in the next 32 dc's or till ch-2 space
(dc, ch-2, dc) in the next ch-2 space
dc in the next 4 dc's *
Skip 34 dc's
dc in the next 4 dc's
Rep from * to * once
Join with a slip stitch in the standing dc or first dc leaving ch-2. 

Round 12-13:

(Ch 2, dc)  in the first dc of previous round
dc in each st till ch-2 space
(dc, ch-2, dc) in the ch-2 space around
Join with a slip stitch in the first dc leaving the ch-2.

Round 14:

(ch 2, dc) in the first dc of previous round 
dc in each dc and ch-2 space around
Slip stitch to first dc leaving ch-2.
-107 dc's

Round 15 - 18:

(Ch 2, dc) in first st of previous round
dc around.
Join with Sl st in first dc leaving ch-2. 
-107 dc's in each round.

Round 16:

(Ch 2, dc, ch-1, 2 dc)  in first stitch
*skip 1 stitch
(2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next stitch*
Repeat from * to *
Join with slip stitch to first dc.
Fasten off Peach colour.

Round 17 - 42:

Join White colour in ch-2 space
(2dc, ch-2, 2dc) in each ch-2 space around
Join with slip stitch to first dc. 
Fasten off White colour.

Round 43: 

Join Peach colour and Rep the previous round once.
Fasten off.

 Pattern for the flower

6 hdc's in magic ring. 
Join with sl st.
(sc, ch-4, sc) in each hdc around
Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.



 


 



Thursday, September 16, 2021

Daisy flowers embroidery Design

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well and good.  In my last post I have shown how to embroider a lazy daisy flower in two colours.  Here I am sharing a design that can be used for dresses, cushion covers etc.  I have expanded the same design to form a medium size design.  

Let's see the design.


Video tutorial to work this design

Pattern for the design
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Stitches used
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Flowers - two colour Lazy daisy
Centre of flowers - French knots
Leaves - Straight stitches 
Small buds - Granitos stitch

Anchor thread numbers
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Flowers - 6857 (3 strands) for tip & 50 for petals ( 3 strands)
French knots - 6857( 6 strands, 2 wraps)
Small buds - 6857 (6 strands, 2 stitches)
Stems and leaves - 256(4 strands)

Hope all of you like this design.  Feel free to use this design for your personal use.  Will be back with a crochet finish.  Till then, have a nice day. 

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Daisy flower in two colours - Tutorial

 Hi all

 Hope all are doing well.  In the embroidery stitch tutorial series, today I am happy to share with you the simple lazy daisy flower stitch in two colours.  

I have worked a small sample design.  


Here is the video tutorial

Let's begin the tutorial.  

Trace the following pattern

First make straight stitch in the tip of each petals using a dark colour.

Pick the second colour and bring the needle up in the centre circle.  Insert it under the corresponding straight stitch without picking the fabric. 

Insert the needle again in the same place where it came out.

A single petal is completed.

Working through halfway.

Completed flower

You can attach a bead or embroidery french knots in the centre.

In my next post I will share with you a design that can be used in dresses and cushions.  Till then have a nice day.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Corner design - An update on my saree project

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well and good.  I have started to embroider a saree on July and I have blogged about it here.   I am using  the simple stitches like buttonhole, back stitch and lazy daisy stitches.  On that post I have shown a small motif that is going to be embroidered along the borders.  

I have extended the same design and form a corner design .  That is what I am showing it now.  I am using 3 strands of threads for all the stitches. 


I have extended the following pattern to form the corner design.

Hopefully I will be finishing this saree within next month.  Now I am in the phase of designing a simple neck  pattern using the above pattern for the blouse.  

Hope all of you like this design.  I will be back with  a crochet finish in my next post. 

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Ribbon Rose Embroidery

 Hi all 

Hope all are doing well and good.  Last year I have embroidered a kurti using satin ribbon.  I have used woven wheel stitch for embroidering the flowers and lazy daisy for the leaves. Here I have worked a small sample of the flowers and leaves.  

Today I am happy to share with you the tutorial for working the ribbon rose.  


Here is the video tutorial for this design. 

The number of spokes making the flower should be in odd number.  Use a big eyed needle while doing ribbon embroidery.  Work the spokes of the flower using the same embroidery thread with 3 strands colour as of the ribbon colour.  For the flowers I have used 1/2" satin ribbon and for the leaves and stem I have used 1/4" satin ribbon. 

Bring the needle near the centre between any two spokes.  

Now weave in the ribbon up and down the spokes alternatively.  I hope the picture is clear.



Continue till the spokes are completely covered with the ribbon and anchor the ribbon as we do for embroidery threads. 

Working of the leaves using fishbone stitch.



After completing the flowers and the leaves.  Stem is done using back stitch.

Pattern for the design 
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Added a pearl bead in the centre of the flowers.  

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Work In Progress Update and two quilt blocks

Hi all

Hope all are doing good and staying safe.  It's been a long time I have given an update in my WIP's. Last time I have shown the WIP's in this post. Though From that post I have completed the kurti neck design.  You can see it here. Also I have made a good progress in the Anchor long stitch kit - Glossy flowers.  

This piece looks colourful now.  I have started the flowers and the small flowers are completed.  Within this month I hope I will complete this one.  

Also this month I have started another one crochet project.  I am showing a small portion of it. Can you guess what am I crocheting?  This will be a finish in the coming week. 

To get instant satisfaction I have done these two quilt blocks in tapestry canvas.  Just for fun I have done this.  Now thought of adding some more blocks and decided to finish it to a small coin purse.  

I have some more projects which I haven't made any progress.  Will pick it one by one and show it's progress soon.  Hopefully I will come back tomorrow with a ribbon embroidery flower.  So watch this space.  

Till then, Have a nice time with needle and thread.  Have a happy weekend. 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Doodle Flowers Wreath

 Hi all

Hope all are doing good and staying safe.  Today I didn't feel like doing any embroidery.  So I took my notebook and started drawing this wreath.  Drawn some random circles big and small for flowers.  Then added some leaves and some small circles.  Then coloured it with sketch pens.  

This month I am meditating on the verses that are related to being humble from the bible.  So I have pen down the words  'Be humble' inside the wreath.  Let's have a look at the design.


This is the pattern I have drawn.  It can also be used as an embroidery design.  Simple chain stitch in variegated thread works well for this design.

Some snaps in the process of colouring.



I should start Zentangling and mandala drawing again.  It relaxes me and brings a sense of instant satisfaction.  I am also planning to recreate this design using rolled paper roses and quilled leaves. Hope to bring that craft work to you soon.  

I will be back with an update in my WIP's in my next post.  Till then, happy doodling and have a nice day.  

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Woven Star Stitch - Embroidery Neck Design

 Hi all

Hope all are doing good.  In the embroidery stitch tutorial series a week before I have posted the tutorial for doing woven star stitch.  

Today I am happy to share a neck design I have embroidered using this stitch.  Used six strands of anchor thread and the fabric is silk cotton.  


First I have embroidered the stars.  Then attached a golden bead in the centre of each star.  

Then added small size beads around the stars 

Close up of the stars


Added back stitch for the neckline

Click here for the Video tutorial for woven star stitch and working this design.

Sample pattern of the neck
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The width between the two lines is 1.25".  

That's it.  A simple neckline is completed.  Hope all of you like this design.  Will be back soon with another interesting post.  Till then, happy embroidering and have a nice day.  
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