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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Chain stitch and Sequins


Its been quite a long gap since I posted something.Last month I was out of town for 10 days and after coming back we  again left to Karnataka temple tour organised by Karnataka tourism.That was for 5 days and after coming back I was really tired by the journey and was out of sync for a week.So I couldn't do any stitching.I had a lot to stitch and because of that I was not able to concentrate in any embroidery.That lasted for another week and I am now doing embroidery for a black top to break the monotony.This is done with chain stitch and sequins.Unlike stem stitch,which is my favorite, I thought for a change to do this in chain stitch.It looks simple, but with the silk thread and that too in a single strand it needs a lot of patience to do the whole part in chain stitch.Any way I am happy with the output and here is the posting.I did a free hand drawing and have to do two more frames to finish the embroidery for bottom part of the top.This forms a border for the tops.



9 comments:

Lakshmi said...

lovely colours and pattern..great to work chain stitch with ordinary needle n single strand of silk thread..

Aarthi Bharath said...

Very nice. I should probably plan for taking up lessons in hand embroidery also from you athai!!!

Ninu said...

so delicate and beautiful..

Shirl said...

Oh, this piece is stunning. The black back ground really makes your work stand out.

Anusuya said...

Your stitches are so perfect..love the color contrast...

Gina E. said...

Your stitching is exquisite, and the colours are so beautiful. I like chain stitch too, but I can never get it as even as yours!

Preetha said...

Perfection... is the word that comes to mind! Beautiful choice of colors against the background. Kudos!!

Mahalakshmi said...

Thank you all for your nice comments:)

shirley said...

Mahalakshmi, you work is lovely.
You have taken the simple stitches and made them lovely with your choice of design and colour...You have of lot of talent.

Have you joined SharonB's Tast 2010....Tast stands for Take a stitch Tuesday....and every Tuesday she posts a new stitch to try. It is good fun. Sharon has some wonderful places to learn beautiful stitching including Crazy Quilting...have a look at her ideas to embellish her work.

If you see anything on my blog or in my pictures on Stitchinfingers that you want to ask me about please do.
Here is the address of her page, and if you look round that you can find other embroidery I am sure you would love .

http://www.pintangle.com/journal/category/take-a-stitch-tuesday
Here is the address ofStitchin Fingers

http://stitchinfingers.ning.com

There is also a lady called Deepa who does tutorials have you seen her work.