Sunday, July 25, 2010

Applique Work

I have started a new project ( Applique work). My idea is to attach similar design randomly all over the saree. I have used blanket stitch for the work. I would like to get suggestions from U whether I can use sequins or etc ..................

Waiting for your suggestions

Embelished Saree

I have done sequins work in a shiffon saree to make it a designer saree. For the Pallu I have used wheatear stitch and lace for the border.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Needle pouch - Tutorial

I found very difficult to manage my needles and I was struggling each time to search for the required needle. Finally I thought to make a pouch to organize this needles. I would like to share the making of this pouch as many of us face this problem.
For this purpose the major materials I have used are felt cloth, sponze and Velcro.

Step : 1
The Felt cloth to be stiched with the sponze in all three sides.

Step : 2
The fourth side should be stiched by folding ends.

Step : 3
Turn right side of the cloth and stich as shown in the picture.

Step : 4
Attach Velcro in one end and stich a strip of cloth on the other side.

Step : 5
Attach the other piece of velcro to the strip.
The pouch looks this way
In order to decorate add a show button to the strip.
To keep the needle threader stich a loop in one end of the pouch.
The pouch can be used as follows.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mobile Pouch

I have tried mobile pouch with felt cloth,I have used diamond stitch and with some decoration,how is it?

Embriodery in Apron

I have used Sprats head stich and fly stich filling in the green apron to make the dull apron into attractive one.
For the cream apron I have used combination stich ( bullion with detached chain) and for the
leaves satin stich

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010




These are cone dolls made by me using canvas cloth. For the face part the wood pieces are obtained from craft stores. I have used wool for the hair. I prepared few sets of dolls to present it to my relatives during the Dasara time. The jari cloth used on the dolls are the remainings of blouse bits.


This is my first experience with tatting work. This saree matrial is creap silk. I used to make this motifs during my pastime and on my journey. Now the age of the above work is 10 years : )

There are nearly 54 motifs.

I had very good experience with this saree.........

Once I was having a day out with my family. On the way we found that there was some shooting going on. So we stopped to have alook at it. Where suddenly the assistant director came and asked me to walk among the group as my saree was too good (Ofcourse for my saree only :) :) ) but it was ultimately refused by me. Thenafter the saree was named as cinema saree by my family. hee hee hee

Friday, July 16, 2010


The ribbon embroidery is done on my daughter’s salwar top. I have used sattin ribbon. For the neck design I have tried interlaced band with cone thread. I got the design from Lakshmi ---- Thank You Lakshmi : ) .

Actually I wanted to do this work with silk ribbon but I could not find the same in my place. Any one knows where is it available in Bangalore?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


This is a Net work (Button hole stich variation) done on a salwar top. I have used two strands of silk thread for this work. I have used double knot stich for neckline, french knot for inner line and leaf stich for leaf.

The close up view of the above work is given below