Iam Chitra. Iam a Indian residing in Muscat,Sultanate  of Oman for the past 7 years. Iam married, and my hubby’s name is Gangadharan. We  both hail from Tamilnadu, India.Iam interested in embroidery, tatting,crochet,vedanta philosophy.

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  1. chitra Says:

    I am living in Muscat ,Oman.
    Iam interested in hand embroidery, tatting and philosophy

  2. Raji Says:

    I am living in Indonesia, its unbelieveable!! amazing i keep trying to do kutch work i get thro’ with simple ones but i find it diffiult with the continuous ones. Is there any technique can u help me in this regard.

  3. jizee6687 Says:

    I just now returned from Chennai. Please send me a picture of your work ,So that I’ll have an idea to elaborate. we’ll start working from there.

  4. urbi Says:

    dear chitra it is really really amajing.even iam interesting to try canyou tought me me how.

    Waiting for your repply egerly

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Tell me your interests, I ‘ll try my best. thanks for the comment

  5. I love your site. Keep it up !

  6. Hibrida Says:

    I was just looking for chickenscratch information for a friend in India. I believe she will be very pleased to see your blog, perhaps outright thrilled. Your blog is better than chocolate, a rush of exciting information without calories or danger of stains on fabric.

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      That is really sweet comment. I too love chocolates .

  7. jyoti Says:

    i am also interested in hand embroidery, crochet and kutch embroidery. but i am not so fine in kutch stich. is it possible to send me some tutorials about kutch stich. i desperately want to learn kutch stich like you. you embroidery is amazing. thanks

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thanks.I have been pushing aside the idea of kutch tutorial for some time.I’ll start working on it .

  8. Nima Says:

    good to see a needle crafter from Muscat….I love your blog…and it is very informative….thank you for sharing all the valuable informations of embroidery….
    I’m also from Muscat…didn’t meet any Indian who is interested in embroidery here…so glad that i found you.I’m planning to stitch an embroidery sampler and reached your blog thru Pin Tangle…

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Iam also happy to know someone is here in Muscat interested in embroidery. I live in Ruwi.

  9. Milja Says:


    There was so beautiful colours and embroidery that I want to thank you for photos that gives me inspiration and joy of beaty =)

    women in Finland

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thanks. That’s very nice of you.

  10. Viji. Says:

    Dear Chitra,
    We lived in Muscat PDO for 24 years beautiful place. I like to see your beautiful embroidery design. Could you please tell me what is the name in English for phulkari embroidery stitch. It looks very nice. Thanks

  11. priya Says:

    I am living in Bangkok.Wonderful work.I am also interested in hand embroidery,tailoring and all kind of art work.I learnt hand embroidery through net and books.I learnt tailoring because of embroidery.After looking at your blog i feel like to do more.Thank you very much for posting all your valuable work.This kinds of blogs are really very useful for ladies those who are living abroad.


  12. Uma Srinivasan Says:

    Hi chitra,Iam living in bangalore,ur site is very interesting,good. uma

  13. giddy Says:

    Hi, Chitra!

    I live near Nashville, TN (USA) and I really enjoy seeing your posted pictures of your stitches (incredible)! I love embroidery, and have been doing this for five years (as time permits).


    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thanks Lauren.I do enjoy doing embroidery.

  14. Nishkala S Says:

    Hi Chitra,
    The blog is wonderful.I do take up a few projects but at present kind of hard pressed for time.Ur samplers are very interesting. keep up the good work !


    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thanks, Nishkala,

  15. rajivenugopal Says:

    hi chithra,
    i’m raji frm kerala, now in qatar.
    hand embr: is my passion.
    your blog is very interesting. wrks r amazing.!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thanks for the compliments

  16. Nafisa Says:

    Hi Chitra. I am from Russia. i loved your blog because it is just BEAUTY itself – you make any tunic and kameez a masterpiece making fantastic embroidery. i loved your both ikat tunics -red-black and white black with kasooti and also that tailor made black tunic with blue chikankari work. Its very delicate and fine work and i love such style. i wanted to ask about armhole you make in tunics as cant see how it fits -you know climate here in summer is very humid and i would like to know-if tunics you show here have deeper one than in usual kameez formula – 1/4 chest -1″? Could you learn it for me? i want very much to try kasooti on summer tunic but afraid to spoil whole hard work because of bad sleeve and armhole fitting. Nafisa

  17. Uma Prabhat Says:

    Dear Chithra,
    I find your work very inspiring.

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thank you.

  18. lylolu Says:

    Hi Chitra, i am new here in Muscat and i do embroidery/cross stitching. do you know where i can buy the aida cloth and threads? and where can i have these framed? looking forward to hearing from u..

    i loved your blog…

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Hi lylolu,
      The aida cloth are available in very few shops.
      Al taqdeer fashion building,first floor, there is a tailoring needs, and accesories shop,at Ruwi.
      Al Kameez plaza, first floor,again branch of the same shop,Qurum.
      Aida cloth is available is small quantity,the threads are DMC.
      Large variety of silk threads , beads laces are available at Ruwi, a street full of tailors and tailoring needs.
      Al Hamriyah,the whole honda road is full of framing shops.

  19. K. Meena Says:

    Hi Chitra:

    I am Meena, living in Bangalore.

    I was searching for kutch work designs and patterns and landed at your site. Great that you are doing such a variety of hand embroidery. I have lots to learn. Your blog makes wonderful reading.

    I am looking for geometrical border patterns for kutch work. I am planning to do this on a pattu saree. If you could share some patterns or let me know where I could get them, it would be very useful.

    Meena K

  20. subraja Says:

    Hi Chitra,
    I am subraja , I am living in US. I love all the patterns on your blog.

    I saw the kutch work patterns on Net. I know the basic Kutch work but I want the learn the other kutch work ( bigger one ).I am trying it but couldn’t figure it out.

    Please help.

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Hi Supraja,
      Thank you.i really have to try my tutorial skills after this I think.Iam on vacation now.I’ll work on it after I come back.

  21. Maya Says:

    Hi.. Chithra You are a wonderful person… like your works very much

  22. Lakshmi Says:

    Hi Chitra

    I am lakshmi from hyderabad…when i was searching for tatting needles i got ur site…will u sell the tatting materials…

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Hi Lakshmi,
      Iam not interested.

  23. firoza Says:


    I am Firoza from Gujarat…..i want some kutchwork desings…can u help me plz

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Hi Feroza,
      Can you give your specifications? I ‘ll try.

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  27. Rajini Says:

    Accidentally I stumbled to your website.. And it is WoooWWW. The colors and patterns you use are superb!!!

    You are amazing.. Will keep following your site…

    I am a business analyst and my passion is embroidery…

  28. space4hands Says:

    I love your passion for embroidery! I love embroidery too! and I live in Ruwi as well may be we should catch up some time… you could see some of my work here http://www.flickr.com/photos/41487063@N07/ . I always love to meet people with similar interests!:-)

  29. aakshatha Says:

    Hi! I love your passion for embroidery! I love embroidery too… and I live in Ruwi as well… you could see some of my works here http://www.flickr.com/photos/41487063@N07/ …may be we should catch up sometime.. I love to meet people with similar interests! cheers!

  30. leela govind Says:

    hi chitra i love your blog..truly i have to learn much more from you..im also hand embroidery as well as crochet lover..now im a follower of yours..hope you will visit my blog..http://leelashobbies.blogspot.in/..i too have done my favourite chicken scratch on one of my saree ..will keep visiting here..

  31. ullabritt Says:

    I live in Sweden and I have seen that somebody from Oman has viseted my blog. It might be you. Thanks for the tutorial about katchwork. I have never seen it before and will comeback back here to see more. Youtube blog is very inspireing.

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thank you very much.

  32. mckitt123 Says:

    Oh My Gosh, your embroidery work is just amazing!! I am going to attempt embroidery, for the first time, and to be able see such an astounding collection of stitches in samplers is SUCH a gift. I am just blown away by your pieces.

  33. gonerustic Says:

    I am a Canadian living in Tasmania, Australia – I love embroidery and all kinds of stitching, as well as anything to do with fabric and fibre. I’m enjoying browsing through your blog! =D

  34. siddhisodha Says:

    wow …thatz really a great job u done…. ur method of explanation is very effective 1can easily understand and learn… best luck for more n’ more progress….

    i m from ,surat, India…. fond of craft works especially hand embroidery n’ knitting

  35. Usha Says:

    hi chitra,
    Can u please give tutorials for phulkari work? I am from Bangalore and passionate about embroidery. Lovely kutch work tutorials…

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Hi Usha,
      can you be more specific about your requirements. because, as a stitch it is a surface satin stitch. the variations are based on the patterns and directions of the stitch. whenever I work phulkari, I draw different patterns to suit my needs, that way, I use this stitch to incorporate my own designs. so, it may not be called authentic phukari also. let me know, what you want, I’ll see whether I can help you there. we do share a common passion.

  36. ritu Says:


    Came across your site & loved your work! I was wondering if you have any design for Kutchi Embroidery that i can get done on my Bright Rani Pink Chander Cotton Kurti? Awaiting to hear from you! Also, if you can recommend any other style of embroidery that will make my kurti luk pretty! Plss!

    Thanks! Regards,

  37. hi
    love your site. Superb work. Planning to learn kutch work.

  38. Gurmeet kaur Says:

    Hi, really very good site. Easy tutorial to follow. I would recommend that along with the name of stitches their picture should also be there which will make thing easier for the user. Hope you will do it at the earliest.

  39. Geetha Says:

    Your site is really very good, I got so many ideas from yours. I have tried one of your works and I am very happy about the outcome. Please visit my blog

  40. Geetha Says:

    Hi Chitra,

    I am from Coimbatore and interested in embroidery and crochet. While searching for some embroidery designs in net, I came across your site.I love your site and your works are really excellent. I have stitched one of your patterns. Please visit mt blog, I am waiting for your comment.

  41. Candy Long Says:

    Chitra: I saw your post on Facebook for the TAST and followed the link to your blog. Your work is amazing! I’m looking forward to reading through your archives. What is Kutchwork? Does the embroidery work on your tunics take a long time? They are beautiful! Thank you.

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Hi Candy,
      Thank you. kutchwork is form of Indian ethnic embroidery from Gujarat and Rajasthan region. may be it has its roots from Armenian embroidery.
      the embroidery work on my tunics depend on-the size of the pattern, the number of colours and the type of embroidery.

  42. Parul Desai Says:

    Hi CHitra,

    I frquently visit your site and Ilove Kutchha work. I do from the pictures and tutotials but it si very difficult for long work. Can u please provide easy tutorials for doing continious Kutchh work.

    Parul Desai

  43. Hi Chitra,

    I am interested in embroidery too..i make embroidery from anchor stitch kits..currently am doing kingfisher..can u suggest on selecting the frames, coz the place where i do,is usually a routine pattern..


    1. jizee6687 Says:

      where are you living? generally the framing you seem to want is called mounted frame, which gives a depth. it is quite expensive, I made a kingfisher too which cost me 400-500 rupees.
      let me know of your idea and I’ll elaborate more.

  44. saras Says:

    hi chitra your are giving dam good ideas to design kameez .. thanks

  45. kalaimathi Says:

    hi…mam hw r u…?unga emb wrk super iruku…
    enaku artcraft rmba interest….

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Very good. Thanks. Ungallai pola kalaiaravamullavargallai arivathil romba sandhosham.

  46. anudge Says:

    Hello, Chitra. I admire the kind of embroidery you do. If my eyesight was better, I would try it. Come by tomorrow to WIPs Be Gone and share your progress.
    It was so nice of you to stop by and comment. I am replying here to your email as I could not find an email address.
    Thank you,
    Angie in Southern California

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thank you, Angie. I am going over to the blog to do just that.

      1. anudge Says:

        And they are beautiful! Thanks for linking again to WIPs Be Gone – your tunic is going to be very special.
        It was so nice of you to stop by and comment,
        Angie in SoCal

      2. jizee6687 Says:

        Thank you , Angie providing a place for linking.

  47. lalitha Says:

    Hi mam, your blog and ur works are excellent. .. I’m from chennai. .. I thought if ur in chennai I would learn embroidery and designing from you .. but got Lil upset when I found dat ur in abroad. .. pls guide me from where you have learnt this. . Would be happy if you guide me…

    Thanks and regards

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Hi Lalitha,
      Thank you for your kind words. hand embroidery is a time consuming hobby. I started my embroidery lessons from school, neighbours and like minded people. Internet is the best teacher of all. I would like to know the extent of your skill, before making any suggestions. where do you live in Chennai? I stay in mylapore whenever I visit.

  48. rhiannonqb Says:

    Just found your blog. haven’t touched embroidery since childhood and am just geting back into it. Your work is very very beautiful!

    1. jizee6687 Says:

      Thank you very much.

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