Wednesday, 30 May 2012

First attempts contd...


Hi !
When I’d posted images of my early attempts few months back I received some e-mails saying it was motivating and a couple of you had started embroidery again after reading that post. I felt so happy.Thank you all for your love, support,encouraging comments and e-mails.
I’d met an old friend for lunch this week end, she wanted to see my embroidery samplers which I did during my pre-teen and early-teens. My dear friend loves to see some of my flops I guess!!!!
I’d like to share those samplers with y’all too.

                                    
Satin stitch….This was my first attempt on a design with 2 strands.

                                         
Eyelets…… Did you notice that there are many different sizes and shapes? My mother’s transfer was perfect but I remember my tension was not good and I couldn’t control the size of the hole. My mom’ wanted me to remove it but I was adamant not to do that…Teen-age!!!!!

                                          
Mirrors…I was supposed to practice one method of fixing shisha, look what I did…all my free-hand swirls in chain stitch looks lovely, aren’t they?

                                         
Until this sampler I had used only my mom’s left over threads to learn embroidery. But when I saw these variegated threads (full skeins) in her box I fell in love with them and I ended up learning flat stitch with these lovely variegated threads. 
I’d stitched this design with the thread as it comes off the skein, but later on I’d learnt to control the colour. I’ll show y’all those samplers later….

Feel free to comment on my good attempt as well as my great flops….

Happy stitching
Anita.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Happy moment !


Hi !
I do try and paint different elements but water is the most difficult one for me….
I’ve been trying to get it close, am happy to share my trials with y’all.

                                   

                                           

                                             
Here is where I am after many hours of observing and lots of practice …..
What do you think, am I close or not?
Have a happy weekend wherever you are.
Anita.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Remember this paisley?


Hi !
I’m happy that I’ve finished one of my WIP amidst all the chaos at home.
Do you remember this paisley which I’d showed a couple (?) of months back?

                                               
It feels great to strike off one from the list but I wish I stop adding more to the list than striking off…J

Happy stitching!
Anita.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Appliqué


Hi !


                                         

It’s a needle turned appliqué. I’ve used silk cotton fabric and stranded cotton threads.

Happy stitching!
Anita.


Friday, 11 May 2012

Aari 'n' beads

This paisley is a part of an aari  embroidery design which I’m working right now.

                                                  
Hope I’m not irritating y’all by showing different paisleys….

Have a happy weekend wherever you are!
Happy stitching!
Anita.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Pin cushion


Hi !
Another pin cushion of mine……

                                    

Happy stitching!
Anita.