Saturday, 31 August 2013

black n white sampler

I finished my black 'n' white sampler.Yay!


I stitched for almost 30+ hours to complete this sampler.
This close up picture collage is for you Wendy...
I'll post pictures of the other filling stitches from this sampler in another post.

I always record the number of hours I spend on a project when I work for a commission but I sometimes don't bother to record if it's a personal project..
What do you do? Do you keep a count even if it's a personal project ?

Have a great weekend!
Happy stitching!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Blue flower...

I was about to show y'all a new project but unfortunately couldn't take photographs because of bad weather..It's raining heavily for the past 2 days here.
So I've decided to show the progress in my needle nook project from Inspirations  magazine..


The leaf on the left bottom is fly stitch filling with 3 shades of green..Usually I fill the leaves from the tip but this time I've decided to try from the base, it worked out too..


I totally fell in love with this blue flower...

Happy stitching!

Monday, 12 August 2013

a teeny-tiny motif

I'm afraid I can't show you the full project....Sorry ....
It's a part of the pattern which I'm stitching for commission.While I was working this got some ideas to develop later for my class...


I enjoyed developing this pattern and the stitching process was (is)fun,haven't finished it yet.
What about you ..Do you enjoy whitework? Which is your most favorite technique? Please do share it with me..

Happy stitching!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Needle nook

A new surface embroidery project... as if I need one more addition to the list!
I wanted a simple one because the black 'n' white sampler needs lots of concentration.The other project I'm currently working is Hardanger and I really got tired of counting the fabric threads ,using black and white threads :)


It's from inspirations issue 70. Needle nook is designed by Barbara Jackson.The pattern calls for stranded cotton and wool but I'm using only stranded cotton threads.
Next time I'll show my sampler progress...

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Simple pattern ....

It's been a while since I did embroidery on a dress..remember my kasuti saree? That was the last one.
My plan was to do embroidery on a kameez ,experiment with variegated threads and to choose a simple pattern.
A 'kameez' is a like a tunic worn with loose fitting pants little bit tight at the ankle called 'salwar'.
Here it is pink cotton kameez embroidered with Anchor variegated thread ( multi color) and pink stones.                                

What do you think? Did my plan work out or not ? Feel free to leave your comments or suggestion.
Happy stitching!