Thursday, November 24, 2011

Embroidery Pattern Book Give-Away

I am so excited to see the 25th follower on my blog and it is time to announce the give-away. The winner of the give-away will receive a pattern book by Nirmala C. Mistry titled "Embroidery Designs: Flowers and Butterflies." Here is a glimpse of the book.

Front cover:

Back cover:

The book has 120 pages. There are lots and lots of lovely flower and butterfly designs. All the flower designs are big, full-page designs. Butterflies range from small to big.

This book also contains colored plates of some patterns present in this book, a Tools and Materials section, and a glossary of stitches.

The patterns range from simple to intricate. You can embroider these motifs on anything from hankies to wall-hangings to tunics to saris. You can use them for fabric painting as well.

How to participate in this give-away?
You need to answer this question: Which  type of needlework is your favorite? For example, is it long and short shading, Brazilian embroidery, applique work or any other type of embroidery. Please provide your answer in the comments section.

If you wish to appear "anonymous" then please provide your name under your answer. Simple isn't it?

The give-away will end at 9 am EST on  9 December 2011 which is a special day for me. We are celebrating my daughter Dhanya's birthday on 9th December.

Are you all ready? Hope you would love to grab this book. I was so happy when my first give-away winner Anwesha e-mailed me (in March) that she received the book  in good condition. And I would be happy again to send this book to the next lucky person who can be any one from you.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hi friends,

I hope everyone is fine. We have shifted to a new place and that's why a long hiatus from blogging. To freshen up myself, I have started a new quick project (I hope it would be a quick one because it does not include long and short stitch). This would be a small embroidery design on a bag which I am making as a gift. The fabric I am using is a kind of silk cotton. I traced a simple pattern and started the embroidery yesterday. Here are the pictures.
This is what I have done so far.

The stitches I am using are buttonhole stitch for the leaves, fly stitch for the flowers, and French knots for the flower centers, and I am using variegated floss for the flowers.
Note: I am still waiting for the 25th follower on my blog and am ready to announce the next give-away. It's a pattern book again. Watch out for the give-away!
My hearty thanks to all my followers and visitors for keeping my blog still alive on the blogosphere.