Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Chikan embroidered bag

 a small chikan embroidered bag….
                                                

I've used a green color raw silk fabric with silver prints.Sorry,I couldn't manage to capture the actual color of the fabric but it looks very pretty in person.The ground fabric for the embroidery is muslin.
I wanted to do a round appliqué but my friend wanted a square one so I ended up doing as per her wish.A happy customer is more important than any other thing, right?
                                       

This 'paisley chakra' pattern is available for download now in my etsy shop.The size of the pattern is 6'' x 6''.
Please e-mail me if you live in India and interested to buy this pattern in INR.

Happy stitching!
Anita.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Bunnies in the garden

I've made some progress in the 'bunnies in the garden' project.
Last time when you saw this I'd finished the fruits and few leaves.Now I've completed all the leaves,the tree with stem stitch filling,grass with straight stitch,flowers with blanket stitch,part of the ladder with stem stitch and the basket with woven and rope stitch.
                                     
     
I'm spending a lot more time than I'd planned on each element of this project because of it's size.The basket is little more than ½ cm and the flowers are 3mm across.
How do you handle a small/miniature project ? Please do share your experience..

Happy stitching!
Anita.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

First project of the year

I've finished my first project this year :-)
It's a black kurti/tunic with white embroidery.I wanted a very simple pattern and happy with the result.The fabric was little slippery so I had to spend some extra time for the garment construction/sewing part.
                                           


The fabric is Italian crepe and the embroidery is done with Anchor stranded cotton thread.

We had a very misty morning today.A view from my balcony at noon while I was happily doodling/sketching a new pattern….

                                       
                                        
                                        

Happy stitching!
Anita