Monday, 22 January 2018

Crochet Heart Doily Recreated

I crocheted this doily around 5 years back. The post can be found on this page- Crochet Filet Heart Doily.

Considering all the requests that I am getting for the pattern of this doily via mail and comments on the post, I have decided to read the pattern from this crocheted doily and post it here.
This doily was originally posted in website. Now, the pattern seems to have been taken off from the site.

Now, regarding the pattern:
It is a beginner level pattern, and requires only easy stitches to be done.

I would be posting only few rows a day starting on Feb 1,  as it takes time to figure out and write down the pattern.

Update - The pattern can be found here

Keep Watching!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Cross Stitch Sampler update

The cross stitch sampler that I had posted earlier has got a bunny added to it.

More stitching to be done!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Cross Stitch Sampler

My daughter is stitching this sampler for her school exhibition.
This is a stitch as you go sampler and doesn't follow any pattern.
Curiously waiting to see how this turns out to be.
I am loving the rainbow tulips.

Happy and colorful stitching!!

Updates on this project can be found in the following links:

2. Wreath 

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Red Work Clown

It's been an year when I started this project.
Last January in the pretext of practising some French knots I had started this Red work clown.

I am really happy to have finished this now. Winding up my incomplete projects one by one. 

Stitches used:

1. Body - Back stitch and French knots.

2. Hat - French knots, detached chain stitch, Herringbone Stitch and outlined by Back stitch.
3. Nose - Satin stitch
4. Eyebrows - Fly stitch to give curved appearance.
5. Eye lashes - Straight stitch

6. Ball - Cross stitch, French knots and Back Stitch. 

All the above stitches ( except Fly Stitch) are part of the Basic Embroidery Stitches posted earlier.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, 1 January 2018

17th Century Embroidery Stitches

Wishing all my readers a very happy and joyful new year ahead!

One of my first embroidery works that I had posted on this blog was a Strawberry Vine design.

My first works were just from trial and error phase where I didnot even use a good quality cloth. But still the outcome impressed me.

I had done lots of research on embroidery stitches then. That is when few stitches that are not commonly used, caught my attention. These were the 17th century embroidery stitches -the detached  buttonhole stitch, spiral trellis, Ceylon stitch, etc. 

An example of the Elizabethan embroidery is shown above. The various colourful motifs and the stitches used make it a fabulous work and gives it a luxurious look.

Great explanation of these stitches in pdf format can be found on Thistle Threads.

Click on the image below to go to the pdf.

Happy Stitching