Monday, February 22, 2016

Ongoing Embroidery Projects

I have two more ongoing embroidery projects apart from the Hungarian embroidery project.

First one is the doily I shared in this post.


I know that nothing is perfect in this embroidery project, as I started this project long time before. The pattern looks uneven, the flower wreath around is not exactly circular: meaning, I did not trace it properly. The stitching on some flowers is very bad (I did those flowers before I properly learned the long and short embroidery techniques). The fabric has puckered up a bit. In spite of all these faults, I am still continuing this project as many readers have said that they are eager to see the finished project and personally I feel the same too. Thanks to everyone for encouraging me to complete this project.

I like the center design in this pattern. I took this pattern from the book Ondori's The Embroidery of Roses, and modified it.

 



I have learned a lesson from this project: Always use stabilizer when you embroider on satin and silk fabrics.


Next project is the tunic neck design. This project is also going on for years. I am planning to wind it up by this year.

Close-up:






Sunday, February 7, 2016

New Project --- Hungarian Kalocsa Embroidery

Happy Sunday to all!

I am currently embroidering on a lunch napkin for my elder daughter.  Recently, I have been drawn to Hungarian Kalocsa embroidery. I like Hungarian embroidery for the vibrant colors and simple stitches used in it. Here are some photos of my project.


 





Satin stitch is the main stitch used in this type of embroidery. I will regularly post on the progress of this project. I am also making progress with my other projects: doily and kurta neck design. Will write about these projects soon.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Post After a Long Time

It has been ages since I wrote something in both of my blogs. Lot of things happened during this time. My beloved dad passed away after a month-long hospitalization. My MIL underwent a major eye operation. I actually had no time to even think about embroidery and sewing.



Recently I managed to find some time to embroider on the yoke of a dress for my younger daughter. She is 1 year old now.

For this simple project I have used some shades of pink for the flower on the right, and variegated thread (containing lilac, off-white, peach, blush pink colors) for the flower on the left. I just wanted to experiment needle painting with variegated thread. I outlined the leaves instead of filling up with long and short stitch (to save time of course, because I have planned to finish this project in a week's time.)

Doing embroidery after a long break is so refreshing to mind, and meeting you all too, of course.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern

Hi Friends,

Sorry for my absence from the embroidery blog for a long time. Hope all of you are doing well.

Here is a new flower pattern for you. You can use it in many different ways. I have shown four ways it could be used.















Thank you for encouraging me through your comments every time I share a new pattern. If you use this pattern, please feel free to send me the picture of your embroidery work. I would be happy to share it on my blog.

Will meet you again with a new pattern.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern---Peacock Border Design

Hi Friends,

Belated New Year Wishes to all of you.

I am posting a new hand embroidery pattern today -- a peacock border design. Hope you will like it.




If you want to use a single peacock design, here it is for you.



Have a nice day!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern---Flower and Leaves

Hi friend,

Today I am sharing another embroidery pattern with you. This can be used as a corner design. I guess you will get a lot of ideas for embroidering this design. It will look great if simply outlined in chain stitch or you can use filling stitches such as long and short for the flower and satin for the leaves.

This design can also be repeated and used as a center design on table cloths, center pieces, and table mats.