Thursday, 23 April 2015

Kasuti Embroidery Yoke and border

Last year I have embroidered 2 kasuti kurtis and was happy with the outcome.  It is very simple but the kurti was looking elegant.  This year I have planned to do embroidery for others and the first one is for my co sister.  I am planning to do this design from the day I have purchased the book from Mridulas and atlast the day arrived on the mid of march.  And yesterday I have completed embroidering it yoke and borders for the sleeves.  

I have used three strands of anchor embroidery thread three colors and used kasuti net to stitch.  Happy that the result is more beautiful than I expected.  Now over to the embroidery.  Click on the image to get a more clear image.


Closeup of the yoke.


Border for the sleeves.



This is how I worked kasuti embroidery with net.  First  I attach the net to the fabric, then do the embroidery and at last I removed the net.



You can view my other kasuti works here.

Now I can concentrate on the embroidery on my saree.   Also trying hardanger and more on zentangling and enjoying doodling.   Will come up with some other FO.  Till then happy embroidering.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Crocheted bags

Last year I had plans to work crocodile stitch in crochet.  But not able to achieve it.  And this year I succeeded in learning crocodile st and able to complete a small project out of it.  I started  and tried to make swatch but after seeing the amount of yarn the crocodile stitch was eating I decided to turn that swatch into a mini purse and that purse is here today for you to see.  Have a look at it and pass on your comments.

Made with local woollen yarn with 3mm hook. Got the pattern from here.






One more crochet sling bag made an year ago. My kids take this bag to sunday school.  Till now they are in same class in sunday school.  From June they will be in different classes.  So have to make one more bag.  Pattern is from here



I have crocheted one more bag.  Have to give some finishing touches.  Will show once it is over.  Till then, Happy crocheting.

Monday, 13 April 2015

A cross stitch finish - Jonquil

Today I am here to show you one of my cross stitch finish.  Whenever I come across cross stitch designs I used to same the flower patterns.  And when I came across EMS cross stitch design I am excited to see 12 flowers for 12 months and I have downloaded all the 12 files.  Planning to do one by one and here I am with my first flower.  The name of this flower is Jonquil.  The wordings are from another blackwork project.  

Stitched on 14ct aida cloth.  Backstitches are there but it was not seen properly because of the thread colors.  


some closeups.



The crease mark in the fabric is not going even after ironing it.  Should I wash the fabric to get rid of it.  Any ideas?  I thought of framing it .  It will look good only if the crease mark is not there.  Please help.

Completed an embroidery for a kurti for its yoke part and some crochet projects are also completed.  Will see which one get its turn to be displayed here.  

Hope all of you like the  cross stitch.  Waiting for your comments.  Do watch my space.  

Updated on 19/05/2015
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I am linking this post to monday stitchery link party here.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Smalls SAL - March finish, embroidered Paisley

Last month I have managed to complete the cross stitch for Smalls SAL conducted by Heather of stitching lotus but not able to post it.  I have stitched a small chart regarding christmas and thought of completing it as an ornament.  Stitched with 14ct aida with 2 strands of embroidery thread. The chart is from here. Easily stitched with no confusion about the colors.  


One more embroidered motif which I have done for my hankie.


Stitches used:
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Lazy Daisy
French Knots
stem stitch

Thats all for now.  Will be back with another work.  Till then Happy cross stitching.