Friday, 31 January 2014

The Rose Doily

The color combination is really beautiful and love it so much.
Reminds me of Spring...........

I have used :
Thread: 100% Mercerized cotton size 5 ( Omega)  in Red, yellow, Green and White colors.
Hook : 1.5mm 
Pattern :  here
I was so excited to make the flowers and leaves that I made the flowers and attached the leaves to form a circular border first and then attached the center portion to it.

ALWAYS make sure that the right petal and leaves are attached to each other. Keep the finished doily picture as a guide. 


Monday, 27 January 2014

Stitches Used in Chicken Scratch Embroidery


1. Cross Stitch

7.Ribbon Lace Stitch

8. Inverse Loop Stitch


9. Needle Weaving

10. Spider Web Stitch

11. Woven Spider Web Stitch

12. Lazy Daisy

13. Couching

14. Smocking

15. Herringbone Stitch

16.Satin Stitch

Gingham Embroidery : Ribbon Lace Stitch

1. Ribbon Lace Stitch

Bring the needle out at 1 
take the needle under the fabric at 2 and bring out at 3
Take the needle under the inner leg of the double cross stitch at 4 
Continue weaving at 5 and 6

Pass the needle as shown below to make a lace.

At the end of the row take the needle unde the fabric at A in order to make a cross stitch.

Make a cross stitch and continue weaving.

Here is the ribbon lace stitch.

2. Continuous Ribbon Lace Stitch

Bring the needle out at A and weave clockwise as indicated (with arrows) below.
Once you reach complete one round and reach A make a cross stitch.

Then Weave anti clockwise.
Most important: Check how the corners are worked 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Crochet Again.......

Guess Whats coming up..........

This is a part of the crochet doily expected to be completed by next month....

Friday, 17 January 2014

The Chicken Scratch Embroidery Sampler

The chicken scratch embroidery sampler is getting ready.
Will be back with more details and the stitches used.
You can find the Stitches used in Chicken Scratch/ Gingham Embroidery here

Thursday, 16 January 2014

My First Pouch

A pin tuck zipper pouch, lined with fleece and a fusible web.
The pouch is boxed.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Gingham Embroidery: Stitches -III (Woven Oval Stitch)



Woven Oval Stitch and Variations


Woven Oval Stitch

1. Cross stitches in the same color cells are made as shown below.

2. Bring the needle up at one of the legs of the cross stitch and weave ovals under the legs diagonally opposite to the first one, as shown below 

3. Repeat the weaving once again to get a thicker texture and finish off by taking the needle down at the same entry point.

4. Make ovals on all four sides to get the flower petal appearance.


Woven Oval Variation 1

This stitch uses double cross stitch instead of cross stitch to anchor the woven ovals in all 8 directions.   



Woven Oval Variation 2

 One oval is woven under the other one to form this.
You can weave once more for a better look as the one shown below.



Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Gingham Embroidery: Stitches -II (Woven Circle Variation)


Bring up the needle at the point shown in the picture. Take the needle under the inner legs of other three stitches.

Continue to weave once more . Two rounds give the stitch a better and fuller look.
Pass the needle into the hole from where it was brought out.
The woven Circle is done.

Another Variation of woven circle is simple cross stitches.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Gingham Embroidery : A Simple Motif

This can be called as the simplest pattern of gingham embroidery.
Stitching with two colors give it a much better look. Another variation can be seen below.

It involves the three stitches namely,

Double cross stitch  ( click here for the instructions )

Straight/ Running Stitch

Woven Circle

More to come............

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Free Design

A beautiful pattern with lot of possibilities ranging form Red-work,  Applique or even Needle Painting.