June 2014


I stitched around the basic paisley some more and completed this piece.

24.118.beaded buttonholes titch1

24.118.beaded buttonholes titch1

Beaded half buttonhole wheels completes this paisley. I was itching to do this stitch.

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24.118.beadbholest-4

Tiny mirrors were positioned first and beaded buttonhole stitch variations were worked around them in this part.

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24.118.beadbholest-5a

The mirrors were stitched with blue thread.

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24.118.beadbholest-5b

Sequins were stitched instead of beads in this part of the piece. Not all that impressive is all I can say. Too much bling I suppose.

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24.118.beadbholest-6

This part is done with buttonhole filling. Each row goes around the bead in the previous row. I thought this idea may not be very good. But surprised to see that it is looking good.

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24.118.beadbholest-7

Lace was attached with blue thread and blue beads. Beaded quarter buttonhole wheels were added with green thread.

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24.118.beadbholest-8

After the uncertain and anxious start, I started enjoying working on this piece. Instead of keeping this as a sampler, it can also be used on some other project. Too excited to think about it now. Each  and every step I felt happy  having taken SharonB’ s online class.

24.118.beaded buttonhole stitch-2

24.118.beaded buttonhole stitch-2

 

I worked another outline on this beaded buttonhole paisley design. This outline is up and down buttonhole stitch in green thread with blue beads.

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24.118.beadbholest-3

Slowly this work is becoming interesting. Till now, my variations have been done as  4 inch samples. I love the way the colours and beads are working together on this design. Paisleys always fascinate me. Another outline is required on this shape.

Another beaded buttonhole stitch outline was done yesterday. This is closed version of buttonhole stitch in blue thread with two green beads inside it.

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24.118.beadbholest-2

Though I have embroidered on curves before, I am yet to relax working on designing with stitches and colour study. My mind keeps jumping ahead to visualize the final effect, and the hands are not fast enough, they also get sloppy with anticipation. I wish to loose this feeling of inadequacy soon. That is the reason I started working on designs for TAST stitch challenge.

The working of this stitch is  on SharonB ‘s blog. I am slowly moving out of regular band samplers of TAST stitches. The idea is to work the variations of this stitch on a paisley shape. Three rows are worked till now.
I started with the outer line- alternate buttonhole stitches are beaded. Then in the inner line, beads are worked with blue thread on three buttonhole stitches together. The centre shape is worked with beads in green thread on the upper side, with buttonhole stitches worked on both sides filling the centre.

24.118.beadbholest-1

24.118.beadbholest-1

Thinking about working two more lines around this shape.

I found some cross stitch alphabets through pins on Pinterest. After working floral embroidery on the bags, which can be used by anyone, I wanted to personalize these three bags. My grand nephew [ important family member], DH and myself were treated this way.
The alphabets were worked on aida fabric,

cross stitch monogrammes

cross stitch monogrammes

Three small embroidery patterns to go with these letters.

embroidered[m] bags-patterns

embroidered[m] bags-patterns


Stem stitches, woven crosses for flowers and straight stitches and pearl beads-1

membbag8-emb1

membbag8-emb1

Stem stitch, detached chain and beads-2

membbag9-emb2

membbag9-emb2

Stem stitch, woven cross, leaf stitch and beads-3

membbag10-emb3

membbag10-emb3

This is mine-

embroidery on bag 8

embroidery on bag 8

For my DH, his name is Gangadharan-

embroidery on bag 9

embroidery on bag 9

For my g nephew, his name is Advaith-

embroidery on bag10

embroidery on bag10

When I chose and worked the crosses on Aida cloth, it matched the linen fabric, it was another story when they were sewn on to it. I was too busy to think of putting something around it.

The idea of posting the work in progress regularly is great motivator to progress on our projects. To see the others progress visit Sharon’s Blog.
I completed [!] my sumptuous class project. I feel it is not completed because. I went through the lessons, the work of other students and wanted to learn, try so many things, but practical side took over, I completed the two projects with the limited developed skill. Sharon is a wonderful teacher, I feel blessed to have taken her class. Now, I have to keep myself moving in new areas- free form embroidery, study textural embroideries, embellishing the work, to name a few. I would like to share my journey on this blog. I have a weakness of getting too comfortable in known spheres. This prevents me from trying new things, I gratify myself by looking other people extending their abilities. This class was an eye opener. Still I have to stay on course and not slip back to my routine.
My monotone project-

10.wipwednesdays-monotone textures

10.wipwednesdays-monotone textures

Textures in colour-

10.wipwednesdays- colour textures

10.wipwednesdays- colour textures

I worked a little bit on my hussif. The seam-
This lace seam is worked with detached chains[ not seen clearly, wrong choice of green] , straight stitches[ dark pink over the circles] and pistil stitches in light green

10.wipwednesdays-seam4

10.wipwednesdays-seam4

Started with feather stitch, worked detached chains[ I need more choice for leaves , too much repletion of detached chains] . The flowers- buttonhole wheel, chain stitch and buttonhole edging. These will be embellished later.

10.wipwednesdays-florals4

10.wipwednesdays-florals4

The hussif looks –

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10.wipwednesdays-hussif1

I worked some more on this embroidery on tunic. Though not very sure about the white, I am not pulling it out, moving on to another colour. this pattern has mirrors.

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10.wipwednesdays-lgreentunic-2

This is another embroidered bag to be used for storing personal things. The pattern-

embbag7-pattern

embbag7-pattern

The embroidery is started in green cotton skein. The stitches are- stem, buttonhole, and back.

embbag7-1

embbag7-1

Satin and pistil stitches are worked with polyester thread.

embbag7-2

embbag7-2

Some lattice work is tried inside the flowers in dark pink tied down with yellow cotton skeins.

embroidery on bag 7

embroidery on bag 7

These bags are ideal for these small exercises in embroidery stitches. Working on small projects are motivating too.

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