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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mirror Work

I was going through Ina's blog and was so happy to see various type of mirror work.Here is one more which I saw in my niece house and took a snap of it immediately.I am not happy with the clarity of the picture.Sorry about that.The outer part is blanket stitch..How intelligently the stitch has been used!isn't it?


The ring of the mirror is a ready made one.Blanket stitch stitched on a plastic ring..That will not last long and so I never use it.But we can stitch the mirror as usual (refer Ina's blog) and can decorate it with the blanket stitch.

There is a one more simple way of stitching a mirror without much trouble.And here it is..

Fix the mirror in the place you want it and work chain stitch  loosely around it.then bring the needle up in between the chain stitch and the mirror carefully and start connecting all the chain(mark the starting place with a dot)and slowly pull the thread holding the mirror with a finger.For the clarity of the stitches I used 3 strands.But 2 strands is what I normally use.




Now again insert the needle through the thread(as shown in the picture)and again bring it up and work one more round of chain stitch and complete it.


7 comments:

CREATIVE MIND said...

Thanks for instructions, I really want to try this :)

Leelagovind said...

your work is nice and perfect!yes Inas blog is wonderful and she has shared all her experiments in a clear way that anybody can follow easily..hats off to her effort..
BTW the chain stitch mirror work variation has been given by dear anitha in her blog too..yes its very easy..you can just refer it here:
http://artisticfingers.blogspot.in/2012/02/sisha-stitch-tutorial.html

Mahalakshmi said...

Thank you leela for giving the link for Anitha's blog.That is very beautiful.I have not donebthe blanket stitch..I will surely try that too.

Thank you Kadiija for your comment.

RajiSaj said...

I love mirror works, every works learned from Ina only, this chain stitch method is new for me ...
ll try ...

ina said...

I'm always looking for a new technique of mirror work.I've seen one on Anita's blog.Is this the same?It looks slightly different.Thanks a lot for the link to my blog.

Mahalakshmi said...

Thank you Ina for visiting my blog.I also saw Anitha's blog.It has button hole stitches and mine is just linking all the inner side of the chain stitch and pulling.I have worked one more chain stitch around the mirror.And to be honest it was much PRETTIER too.

Thank you all for your comments.I think this a simple way of fixing the mirror without much work ;)

latha said...

I also follow ina's blog...Very useful and intresting tutorial she shares with us...I recenly joined as a follower to your blog..love the way you descibes the stitches. Thanks.Iam not much in hand embroidery hence all these is helpful and I am excited !!!!