May 16, 2012

Patch Work - Dancing Lady

Dear readers on this blog you have observed many patterns of patchwork portraits done by my mom. Inspired by her beautiful work I have also thought of trying patchwork. I know that I can't match with her neatness in hand embroidery but still attempted one of dancing lady pose of patchwork and posting the same here. 


As always background is done with cotton fabric. I used very simple stitches like filling buttonhole, herringbone, feather stitch, satin stitch, chain stitch and couched trellis stitch. Her saree is filled with random cross stitch. Hairs are done with stem stitch filling. Let me know your opinion on my first attempt of patchwork.
 In my upcoming posts surely you will get tutorials of all above-mentioned stitches.


7 comments:

Ranjana's craft blog said...

awesome

Sunayana said...

Thank you Ranjana for following my blog. I am updating after long gap this time but in future will surely try to post regularly

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Excellent work Sunayana..:-)

Mahalakshmi said...

Nice work Sunaina..:)

Sunayana said...

@ homemaker's utopia, Mahalaxmi mam once again I am thankful for your encouragement.

Deepa said...

Beautiful..but isn't this applique? How is patchwork different from applique?

Deepa

Sunayana said...

Yes Deepa, You can call it as appliqué too, but we were taught it as Patch work.
Patchwork and appliqué - both are somewhat similar terms. I think the word “patch work” used in broader sense. The literal meaning of appliqué is “Patch work created by applying fabric to a background”
If anybody knows more about “difference between patchwork and appliqué” Please share with us.

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