I'll be posting about aari embroidery which is also known as tambour embroidery in some countries for few weeks.
In this post let me explain about the needles and threads used in this form of embroidery.
1.The needles are made of iron.
2.They are handcrafted.
3.They are not coated.
4.They'll not spoil the silk threads,because they are filed properly.
5.There is no specific size.(Will explain this later)
6.Many people think that these are crochet hooks,but it's not so.
a.needle used to stitch silk ,zari threads
b.needle used to stitch sequins,beads.
close up view.
Note: Needle b has a longer hook portion.
needles with wooden handles are also available
In this image I'd kept a crochet needle first and a latch hook at the end just to show you all the difference between aari needle and crochet,latch hook.For extra grip,cotton thread is glued to the needle.
Crewel needle#12 is used to fix beads ,darning needle used to fix the material to the frame
Mostly silk threads ,metallic threads(known as zari here),Silk Zari threads are used.
Thick cotton thread - used to fix the material to the frame
a.metallic thread b.silk thread c.silk zari thread
sequins,sequin mirror,plastic stones,beads
My next post will be about the fabrics.Feel free to comment or e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org