Oct 31, 2011

Neck Designs

Here are some of hand embroidery neck designs for Kurtis  or Salwar suits. Click on the image for larger view. Hope you may find them useful.

Oct 23, 2011

Door Hanging or Toran

Dear friends I wish that Diwali fill your home with happiness, prosperity and good health.
Diwali, being biggest festival of India we all decorate our homes as beautiful as possible. You will put your creative efforts on Rangoli , Diya, lighting and so on. In the market also variety of ethnic and artistic home décor items are available.

One of such item is door hanging or Toran which I felt very attractive.  Here we have tried to make one with hand embroidery. Yellow color looks auspicious for Torans and here it is cotton fabric. The main stitch used is Herring bone stitch. Outline stitch  or stem stitch used in between. Mirrors are fixed with readymade rings and you can observe small bells were stitched below.
Feeling happy for decorating door with homemade Toran.
Wish you again “Shubh Deepawali”

Oct 13, 2011

Hand embroidered saree

Dear readers hope all of you are enjoying Diwali   shopping.  Sarees, jewelry and the list goes on. To match your mood presenting one more hand embroidered saree.

This is a blue georgette saree on which double shaded silk thread is used i.e. orange and yellow. You can see whole pallu is embroidered and decorated with kundans.
In this embroidery pattern the main stitches used are herringbone stitch and chain stitch.
 Herringbone is one of my favorite stitches because it can be used beautifully to fill petals leaves etc. This stitch is also known as Russian cross stitch. I am planning to post tutorial kind of articles about some of hand embroidery stitches. Let us see how it works.

Oct 10, 2011

Lazy daisy work on saree

  Today I am feeling glad to present hand embroidered work done by my mom.
This  is Lazy daisy embroidery work on saree. Lazy daisy stitch which is also known as detached chain stitch is very easy and it gives petal like look.

Here on pink georgette saree, darker shade of pink silk thread is used and Kundans are used to enhance its beauty. The above image is of border and  below you can see Pallu.

Oct 1, 2011

Peacock wall hanging

For this festival season presenting fully hand embroidered wall hanging. In this cloth wall hanging the main stitch used is long and short, other stitches are herring bone, wheel buttonhole, stem stitch and chain stitch. Multi colored thread is used for peacock feather.