Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Stitch tutorial - Squared palestrina stitch

Step – 1 : Bring the needle and thread up at 'a'.

Step – 2 : Go down at 'b' and come up at 'c'.

Step – 3 : Pass the needle under the diagonal stitch formed in step 2 from left to right as shown.

Step – 4 : Pass the needle under the diagonal stitch once again keeping the working thread under the needle and pull.

Step – 5 : Go back down at 'd'.

Step – 6 : A squared palestrina stitch is made.

                               This stitch can be used as an isolated stitch or for filling.If I want to replace french knots in my designs then I always go for this stitch and it works pretty well.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

lace and motifs

I had spent most of the evenings in April/May to tat 10 meters lace with #20 thread...My wonderful seamstress friend was very happy to receive it.

I made a couple of motifs too :-)

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

black 'n' white runner

a quilted runner..             


It's still very hot and humid summer here in Chennai,India... about 32C at 8 pm yesterday :-( and it's really difficult to work with needle and thread …

Happy stitching!