Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hand Embroidery - Pearl Stitch Tutorial

Pearl Stitch has been always one of my favourite hand embroidery stitch types. I had noticed this stitch when I was a kid on an embroidery, which one of my sister-in- law was working on. I was amazed at the look and feel of the stitch. There was no google when I was growing up :(, so self learning was very difficult. Inspite of trying my hand at this stitch many times, I could never got it right then :). Now as I am all grown up and with the help of google, I have learnt the right way of pearl stitch. A small tutorial for newbies in hand embroidery. Write to me in case if you need more help:

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In this step, make sure the needle is pulled under the working thread

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And in this step, the working thread should be below the needle when the needle is pulled

Monday, September 20, 2010

Buttonhole Stitch - Tutorial

This is a design I have created only with Buttonhole Stitch for a table cloth. Buttonhole stitch is used for both the leaves and flower.

The images below will display how a buttonhole stitch is done:
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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bullion Embroidery

I bought 2 plain T shirts from Pantaloons with the thought of starting my embroidery projects. I believe it is not a bad start.I have used a simple embroidery design in this which is widely used in Manipur. However I have not come across this embroidery, no name for this style of embroidery :(.

I remember a bedsheet of my mother which she had worked before her marriage with this style of embroidery. The outcome was wonderful. I will click a picture of the bedsheet when I go for home visit in November this year and will surely upload here to share the amazing stuffs of my mom.
The next image is from my second T shirt. I have browse through so many designs but couldn't decide which I wanted to use on this T shirt. I wanted a flower vine running across but after the first flower was done, I like the simple look :). So, I have added one more similar flower and the final product is this pattern.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hand Embroidery has been so long..I have not been blogging.
Life has been really hectic. :(
However I am planning to start embroidery specially hand embroidery projects starting from 18th Sep 10.
I will need lots of motivation :)
Wish me luck..and lots of knowledge sharing...