Starting this year with details and patterns of some projects done in the past two years.
This was done in 2012 as part of bridal gifts on my younger nephew’s wedding.
I wanted to a cross stitch border to embellish a pouch, which can be used for various purposes. This was to be a gift for my new niece, Charanya. The fabric was synthetic velvet for the pouch, the cross stitch border was on aida . The pattern was chosen from old antique pattern book and modified.

cross stitch border pattern

cross stitch border pattern

Cotton skeins were used for this work. Alternate crosses were worked for the outline.

cossstbdrc-1

crossstbdrc-1

The second colour

crossstbdrc-2

crossstbdrc-2

Stitches for the centre

crossstbdrc-3

crossstbdrc-3

The next shade

crossstbdrc-4

crossstbdrc-4

The pink thread

crossstbdrc-5

crossstbdrc-5

The lighter pink

crossstbdrc-6

crossstbdrc-6

This border was then embellished with pink stones.

crossstbdrc-7

crossstbdrc-7

The border was then sewn on to the pouch. I enjoyed playing with colours on the old cross stitch border.

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