Saturday, February 27, 2021

Zentangle - SNOW FLOWER

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Today I am happy to share with you the next zentangle pattern called 'Snow flower'.  It is very simple and I have come up with the following design along with the verse in it.  Have a look at it.

Tutorial for drawing Snow Flower is here.


For drawing this I have used black gel pens only.  For colouring I have used colour pencils.  

I will be posting the tutorial for drawing the pattern and a colouring page with that pattern in my next post on Monday.  

For the previous pattern WIRLZ click here.

Hope all of you like this design.  Have a happy sunday.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Coral Knot Stitch Tutorial

 Hi all 

Hope all are doing well.  Thanks for your response for the coral stitch design which I have posted yesterday.

Today I am happy to share with you the tutorial for doing coral knot stitch.  I hope the pictures will be enough to explain it.  

Coral knot stitch tutorial

Practice design is here.

I hope you understood the tutorial.  Try it and be creative.  In my next post I will come up with my next zentangle frame design.  You can view the first one here.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Embroidery Design - Coral Stitch

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Thanks for your response for my previous post.  Today I am happy to share with you a new embroidery design that uses the coral stitch which is a very easy one. 

Coral stitch can be used to stitch along the lines.Fancy and Perfect stitch for outlines  It takes nice shape along the curves also.  It belongs to the knots family of stitches.  It looks like the knots are sitting next to each other.  It is also known as German knot or snail trail.

Tutorial for Coral stitch.

Now lets move on to the design.


Pattern for the design
I have used anchor thread no. 28 with 4 strands of thread.

Tomorrow I will post the tutorial for doing the coral stitch.  So do watch my space and have a happy time with needle and thread.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lockdown Project - Canvas Art

 Hi all

Today I am happy to share with you two projects we have done as a family during the lockdown period last year.  This is a very simple one. I have used canvas board, acrylic paints, masking tape and mod podge.  I will try to create a tutorial for this soon.  



Now and then I will share crafts which I do to get instant satisfaction.  Because embroidery projects take long time and so in between to avoid monotony I do crafts other than embroidery.

That's all for today.  In my next post I will come up with my next embroidery stitch design. Till then, have a nice day.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Easy Bullion Stitch flower

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Today I am happy to share with you a simple design that uses the bullion stitch to form a flower.  Hope all of you will have a try. 


Close up of the flower.  I have added 12 - 14 wraps to each bullion stitch.  All the 6 strands of the thread have been used. 


Tutorial to work the Bullion stitch is here.

The following is a bullion rose like design we can use it in dresses.

I have worked a flower similar to this earlier.  You can view it here.  There I have added a small video to show the progress of the flower.  If you look at that you can have an idea of working this flower.  

Monday, February 22, 2021

Bullion Knot Stitch - Tutorial

 Hi all, 

Hope all are doing well,  In my last post I have posted an embroidery design to practice bullion knot stitch.  Today I am happy to share the tutorial for working the bullion knots. 



In my next post I will show you how I have worked a bullion rose.  

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Embroidery Design - Bullion Knots

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  I am happy to share with you the bullion knot stitch sample.  Have a look at it.  Tutorial for working the bullion knots is here.


Pattern for the design
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I have used two shades of pink and 2 shades of green.  For the flowers I have used 8 wraps of pink inside and 12 wraps of dark pink outside. 8 wraps for inside of the leaves and 10 wraps for outside the leaves.  For the small buds 8 wraps.  For the stems I used back stitch. 

You can see my other embroidery designs here

In my next post I will post the tutorial for bullion stitch.  Till then, Happy Embroidery.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Crocheted Placemats

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well. Today I am happy to share with you two placemats which I have crocheted.  Last year I have crocheted doilies on a custom order.  This placemat pattern is also similar to that one and very easy to remember the pattern. I found the pattern on pinterest. Have a look at the placemats.

I have crocheted two placemats of the same pattern.  I have used 4 ply acrylic yarn from the local yarn store and a 4 mm hook.



Hope all of you like these placemats.  In my next post I will come up with a hoop embroidery pattern.  Till then, Happy crocheting. 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Zentangle - WIRLZ - How to draw

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Yesterday I have posted a zentangle pattern called WIRLZ.  Here is the tutorial how to draw it.  It is a very simple drawing made only with curved lines.  The finished drawing will be 

Start with a 4" x 4" square. Use black gel pen or Pigma micron pens

Start with one corner.  Draw a small curve, the second curve should start from the same point as the first and end at the same point but the length should be longer.
Continue in the same way till there are 6 lines or 8 lines.  If the space you are drawing is smaller then finish with 6 lines.  Other wise you can go for more lines.  Here I have completed the first set with 6 lines. Now we will move on to make the second set.


I have started the second set to the left of the first one.  You can start any where and have repeated the same steps. 


Third set has been started between the first and the second ones.  Here I have completed it with 8 lines.

Fourth set has be done between the first and the third.  Now there is a small gap between the first and the fourth sets.  Fill that gap.  Fill these gaps now and then.  Otherwise there is a chance to miss some of these gaps. 

Proceed in the same way and we have reached 3/4 of the are to be filled.  

Complete area is covered.  Now you can color it as per your wish.   You can save the picture as .jpg in your system and print it out.

You can view all my posts related to Zentangle here.

That's all for now.  Next Wednesday I will come up with the next pattern in zentangle and on thursday the tutorial for that.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Zentangle - WIRLZ

 Hi all, 

Hope all doing well.  Thanks you for your response in my previous post french knot design and its tutorial.  Hope all of you like it.  

Today I am very happy to share with your new series on Zentangle. I came to know about the zentangle art in the year 2015.  For those who are not good at drawing or painting, zentangle is a gift which consists of geometric designs, lines, curves, circles which forms a beautiful piece of drawing.  There are a numerous patterns in zentangle and I have tried my hands in some patterns and created some pieces out of zentangle.  You can view all those works here.

Last Year I have tried to make a border design with zentangle patterns with the bible verses inside.  It is very relaxing to do.  After drawing the patterns playing with color pencils is another mind relaxing process.  It takes me back to my school days where I use only 12 colors.  And now I have a color pencil pack with 48 colors and it is like a toy for me.  Whenever I feel bored I used to pick up that pack and created these borders and I have come up with 6 designs.  

Today I am going to show you the first design.  


The name of the pattern is WIRLZ.  I will be framing this later.  I have used green, orange, yellow and purple colour pencils to colour it.  To draw this pattern I have used ordinary black gel pen.  But nowadays I am using micron pens to draw zentangle patterns.  

 And the tutorial for creating this pattern will be posted tomorrow.  I have created a coloring page for this pattern without the verse.  So do watch my space.  Till then, Happy zentangling.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

French Knot Stitch - Tutorial

 Hi all

Hope all of you like my french knot design which I have posted yesterday.  Today I am happy to share with you the tutorial for doing the french knots.  Let's move on to the tutorial.


My previous works on french knots.  You can get an idea how to use it in your projects.  Also, I have worked an embroidery neck design which uses mainly french knots.  

Hope all of you have liked this tutorial.  Have a look at the other french knots designs and try your hands in doing it. Once you get a hang of it, other knots stitches you can work easily and you can create gorgeous designs.  

Monday, February 15, 2021

Embroidery Design - French Knots

Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Thanks you for your response for the Pistil stitch postThe tutorial for the pistil stitch is here.

Today I have come with a very simple embroidery design to practice french knots.  Have a look at it.



Pattern for the design
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Stitches Used:
Lines - Stem stitch
Dots on the tip - French knots

Threads used(Anchor embroidery threads)
Thread no - 19
French knots - 3 strands and 2 wraps
Stem stitch - 2 strands

Hope all of you like this design.  Tomorrow I will be posting the tutorial for the french knots.  So be ready with your fabric and threads with the design traced to practice french knots. Till then, Have a happy time with your needle and thread.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Pistil stitch tutorial

Hi all
 
Yesterday I have an embroidery design using pistil stitch.  So today I am here with the tutorial of doing the pistil stitch. and a practice sample out of it.  



A sample piece of pistil stitch.  Mark points like the one given in pic - 1, and start stitching from the centre.  Finish all the long stitches and then proceed with the shorter one so that every stitches will be equally placed.  Then add a french knot or a bead in the centre.

Hope all of you will try your hands in pistil stitch.  Do give your comments below. 
You can view my other embroidery works here.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Embroidery Design - Pistil Stitch/Long French knot Stitch

Hi all 
Hope all are doing well.  I have worked on a simple design using pistil stitch.  It is also known as Long French knot stitch.  If you are familiar in working the french knots then it is an easy job for you.  


Have a look at the design.



Pattern for the design
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Stitches Used:
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Flowers and Leaves - Pistil stitch
Centre of the leaves - French knot
Stem - Stem stitch
Between leaves - Straight stitch

Threads Used - Anchor Embroidery threads
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Flowers                 - 925 (6 strands)
Long pistil             - 2 wraps
Short pistil             - 1 wrap
Centre of flowers    - 13 (6 strands - 2 wraps)
Stem                     - 246 (3 strands)
Leaves                    - 243 (4 strands)
straight stitch            - 243(4 strands)

You can view my other free embroidery designs here.

Hope all of you like this design.  Do give a try and let me know in the comments section.  I will be happy if you send a picture of your worked design to shamiimmanuel@gmail.com.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Mandala Doodle

 Hi all,

Hope all are safe and doing good.  Today I am happy to share with you my latest creation in doodling.  Few years back I was doodling a lot and was trying my hands in zentangle.  It is a relaxing art which I love to do.  But after that i was very much into embroidery and cross stitch and now and then I tried some zentangle patterns.  I have six patterns to show with you.  But I will blog about it later.  

Drawing a mandala is an art related to doodling.  One fine afternoon I took an A4 paper and black gel pen, drawn some guidelines with compass, protracter and scale and this is what I ended after 4 hours.  It took me another an hour to color it.  Coloring done with color pencils.  I like it very much.  

Do have a look and give your feed backs.  I wanted to record the process from the beginning but because of lack of time I am not into it.  If time permits I will try to do a tutorial on drawing a mandala.  


You can see my other creations on doodling and zentangle here.  

I am ready with a new embroidery stitch and design for that.  So do watch my space.  Till then, happy doodling.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Crochet Coasters

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Today I am happy to share with you two coasters that I have crocheted recently.  Very easy and simple to make.  It took me two evenings to crochet these two coasters.  Have a look at it.


It perfectly fits a coffee cup in it.  I have used local acrylic yarn and a 4mm hook to crochet these lovelies. 


Hope all of you like it.  In my next post I will come up with a new embroidery design.  Till then, happy crocheting.


Friday, February 5, 2021

Kutch Work design 2

 Hi all,

Today I am here to share with you another simple design to practice a kutch work motif.  It is formed using continuous diamonds which takes the shape of a cross.  It is also known as maltese cross.  In between the kutch motif I have added algerian eyelet stitch which can be done in straight stitches.   Have a look at the design.


The outer two lines are done using running stitch.  

Pattern for this design
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Threads Used
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Anchor embroidery threads- 3 strands

Orange - 324
Green - 227

I will come up with a tutorial to work this kutch work motif in my coming posts.  For basic kutch work tutorials refer the links given below.


Hope all of you like this pattern.  I will be working on a kurti neck design using this pattern.  Will share it with when it is done.  Till then, have a happy time with needle and thread.



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