Monday, June 18, 2012

My sample on this stitch 

 You can see this stitch details here

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I have started a new project.

It is a Banjara embroidery. There are around 30 to 40 stitches in this type of embroidery. But Most of the stitches are surface embroidery stitches with a different name.For instance:
1.Vele - Chain stitch
2.Maalikanth - Herringbone stitch
3.Bakhiya -Back stitch

It originated from AndraPradesh and is used by Lambadis or Tribals. They use mirrors,shells,beads etc., They use the primary colours like red ,blue ,yellow etc, You can see the full details of this embroidery here.

I have taken this project from Needle and Thread magazine. After a lot of confusion with respect to type of cloth and color of thread I have zeroed in this blue color crepe silk saree which is a light weight saree. I have used pearl cotton thread. The design is border design. 
Will post the completed  one very soon.


Monday, June 11, 2012


After announcement of week 23 challange for using 8 stitches together in a project, I was so thrilled and finnaly my project is completed. 

I have used the following stitches:

1.Chain Stitch
2.Stem Stitch
3.French Knot
4.Back stitch
5.Feather stitch
6.Fly Stitch
7.Satin stitch
8.Button hole stitch
9.Straight stitch

10.Herring bone stitch

For details refer here

Friday, June 8, 2012

My miniature sewing samples

When I learned Tailoring , I had to stitch the dress in a miniature form. These were given as assignments for me.
Most of them are stitched by hand.
This work dates back to 1990.
In order to preserve this I have filed them.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

TAST Week 21 and 22

Week21-Butterfly Chain stitch
Week 22-Knotted cretan stitch
My experiments in these two stitches,

The stitch details are here.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My First Doily

This is my first doily started long back.

I used crochet cotton varigated thread  and the design has ruffles in it. I didnt blocked because I dont know the correct procedure.For crochet I normally use wool,first time I used light weight thread,can you tell me the tension of the doily is correct?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New foots to my machine

Recently Usha has introduced some additional foots to make the work simpler. It works good and great. I have started experimenting with those foots.
The overall picture of all foots

TAST 2012 Week 20 Bullion Knot stitch

I started the TAST late ,I have to catchup all those previous stitches,but I dont know whether it is possible,let me try.Here are the experiments done by me on bullion stitch.The stitch details are here.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Last week My sister in law and my niece visited us. I wanted to give a surprise to my niece, so I stitched a frock for the summer.

I have given a collar neck, sleeve with a ruffler look, and pintuck for the waist line.

Actually I thought of doing a small embroidery work on the collar neck but due to lack of time I could not do so.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Due to poor lighting the photos of chikan work has not come out as I expected. So I took some close up pictures of the work in day light with the help of my daughter

Monday, May 14, 2012


I was late to finish SAL of Artistic fingers.Thank u Anitha. The tutorial  clearly explained the technique. This was a new stitch to me. I really enjoyed doing this. Next I wanted to apply this in dress materials.