Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Stitch tutorial - Battlemented blanket stitch

I had to finish some CQ seams last week so I took my old samplers out,looked for some interesting stitch combination and this stitch caught my attention right away.

Battlemented blanket stitch is stitched with four or more colours/shades of thread.


Step 1 – Thread the needle with first colour and make a row of blanket stitches as shown.




Step 2 – Make another row of blanket stitches slightly below the first one with second colour thread.





Step 3 – Make another row of blanket stitches slightly below the second one with third colour thread.





Step 4 – Make another row of blanket stitches slightly below the third one with fourth colour thread.
                                                   
                                                                         A pretty simple yet beautiful stitch,isn't it?
Happy stitching!
Anita

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

blue and white roses

I'm super excited today...
I have finished the blue and white roses cross stitch pattern from Anchor..yay!!!!
                                  

a corner...
                            

It's sad to part with a lovely project that has kept my personal stitching time occupied for the past couple of months..now that it's over I have to find another interesting project..

Happy stitching!
Anita


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Stitch tutorial - Macramé Stitch

Today I'd like to share another lovely stitch tutorial with y'all.
Macramé stitch looks like Palestrina stitch but they are not the same..
Draw 2 lines a couple of mm apart.



Step 1 – Bring the needle and thread up in the lower line at 'a'.









Step 2 – Go down at 'b',come up at 'c' and pull the thread. A diagonal stitch is made.






Step 3 – Pass the needle and thread under the diagonal stitch as shown and pull.






Step 4 – Keeping the loop formed in step 3 to your left pass the needle and thread under the diagonal stitch again as shown.






Step 5 – Pull the needle so that the second loop sits close to the first one on the diagonal stitch.







Step 6 – Make another diagonal stitch slightly closer to the first knot as shown.








Step 7 – The diagonal stitch should look like this.









Step 8 – Repeat steps 3,4 and 5 .










Repeat steps 6,7 and 8 until end.








                              Hope you like this knotted stitch tutorial! Have fun!
Please let me know if there is any particular stitch that you'd like to learn ....

Happy stitching!
Anita

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

black saree

I'd like to thank y'all for your e-mail wishes and comments on fb page.I'm doing good now..I was surrounded by smoke,cement dust,paints.. and my poor lungs couldn't take much :-(

I do wear saree but not often..I enjoy embellishing a saree though..                                      

The fabric is raw silk.I've used silk and stranded cotton threads.                            

To embroider a saree is not an easy task..got to cross some frustrating moments..repetition is not fun always..

Happy stitching!
Anita