Monday, August 25, 2008

Hand embroidery

I love hand embroidery, its a little time consuming but the end result is awesome. There are so many different types of stitches around the world. I want to learn as many hand stitches as I can in my lifetime. Till now, I have learned about 130 different hand stitches. Whenever I could steal sometime from family and professional time, I try to indulge in embroidery.
The ducks are done with french knots, it came out really well and I liked the outcome. I have used anchor thread, double strand. The stitches used are chain stitch, satin stitch, filling stitch, laisy daisy and fren knots. The concept is picked from a japanese embroidery book.

Before I start working, there were ample time for my creativity. Its not easy to juggle between family and profession. I sometimes wants to leave my job and stay at home, spending time with Pratham. But its not easy to be at home too. I had experience of sitting at home too, and the experience is not beautiful..:-) I had kind of become cribbing machine day in-day out. Pankaj literally says "thank god! u started working" life goes on

Another design from the Japanese embroidery book. The best thing I like about this embroidery piece is the yellow hair, its done in Bullion stitch. Looks really trendy...She looks like she is lovelorn and waiting for her love. The stitches used are blanket stitch, satin stitch, laisy daisy, chain stitch, back stitch, long and short stitch and bullion stitch.

These days life starts before 6 am and ends after 12 am. Human robots..uh! chalta rehta hai..chalta rehta hai..Thank God! I have a good hubby who helps me in my running around and also appreciate my creative side. Sometimes...he gets bugged by my way of doing what I want to do...means ..:-) I can start embroidery/ painting anytime of the day..even early in the morning or late at night..literally anytime..and Pankaj is a very discipline person, he has a right time for everything. We are like magnet's 2 opposites

Two ladies out for the walk at the countryside..

The stitches used are Satin stitch, laisy daisy stitch, stem stitch, long and short stitch and fren knot

The stitches used are Long and short stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch, frenknots and finally Bullion stitch for the roses. I love Bullion rose, among all the thread embroidery for roses, bullion is the best. Ribbon rose is another lovely option for making roses.

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