We have been touring the past few days. We will return Home on 19th October. We were in New York ,now we are leaving for Washington. I could visit the interwoven globe -exhibition at the MET. It was wonderful.Looking forward to Washington. It seems some govt institutions and some museums too are closed. We will have to see which places aces re possible to visit.
October 8, 2013
September 9, 2013
I had a minor surgery at the base of my right middle finger last Tuesday.
It started with pain in that finger a few months back, which I did not worry about. It intensified in the past two months, the doctor advised some painkillers and ointment which did not rectify it. When I couldn’t move that finger without pain, he suggested a minor surgery to clear the path and making it easy for movement, which was done on 2nd September. I have been resting these few days and enjoying all the TLC from my husband. The doctor will remove the stitches on Saturday. The pain and triggering problem is solved , still the surgery spot and the surrounding place have pain and stiffness which I am hoping time will heal.
December 31, 2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 240,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 4 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!
June 23, 2012
My exposure to kutchwork was in 1985. I saw this new embroidery when a north Indian neighbor had a printed design on cloth. I wanted to learn that form of embroidery. Mrs. Jain[our neighbor] had the patience and the willingness to teach me. after this I restarted this kutchwork again in 1990.
These three pieces I worked from 1993 to 1997.
This blouse the pattern on the sleeves is not seen clearly, I did not take pictures of projects then, this is just to give an idea of the blouse, the blouse had big mirrors and kutch motifs alternatively on the square spaces. It was a silk fabric. I have given away this blouse, in hot climate, this highneck silk blouse was not practical.
For some designs, I did not use graph paper, they were freeform kutch, drawn directly on to the fabric. this pale brown fabric had zari checks on it. I used the squares to draw the kutchwork pattern, that is the reason why, The motifs are so big. I also did not have the idea of using more number of strands! This tunic was also given away, I did not want any reminders!
So the tunic with its open kutchwork motifs!
The last one is also free form kutchwork, I remember toiling to draw this neckline and the pattern on the panels, the duppatta was made into a tunic last year, the details of which are here.
After this tunic I did not design freeform kutch for a long time. I was sorry to let go of this tunic, after putting so much effort on it.
These pictures were captured from old photos. I might have to design the freeform neck pattern of this maroon tunic some time.
April 7, 2012
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The next colour on this yoke was violet.herring bone stitches and zig zag back stitches were worked in this colour
I worked on the embroidery of the sleeves along with the yoke, because they had the same patterns.
March 4, 2012
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This week’s TAST 2012 challenge stitch is couching. I have used couching very sparingly on my embroideries. Whenever there was thread which was difficult to work with, I used couching. Still not very comfortable with this stitch, though. I was working on a tunic till today, so , still in the process of analyzing the ideas for couching.
Thought, I ‘ll start working on some simple rows and then see, how it goes.
1- These three rows are simple couching stitches, done on pearl cotton, with cotton skein.
Let me brood some more on couching.
January 2, 2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
January 1, 2012
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2011 was a good year for my blogging
. I joined the post a week challenge, but ended up posting on an almost daily basis. And the best thing is I enjoyed doing this. emjoyment also came from the encouraging response I got from the viewers.
I tried my skill on kutch work tutorials. which is very inspiring for me. I am still in the learning process here.
Thank you all!
December 22, 2011
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I have started working on the trial pattern 2 which was posted on this kutch tutorial. As soon it is completed, I ‘ll post it.
Actually, I was working on a yoke pattern which has some woven kutch work motif details on it. though it was not worked step by step as a tutorial, I wanted to share the development of these motifs here on my blog. which I ‘ll do so, after completeing these rial pattern tutorials. It might prove interesting for those , who are not beginners.
thank you for your following.
July 26, 2011
The kutch work tutorial is posted here.
some pictures are hiding I don’t know why!