lingerie pouches


These days I am working on 2014 randjes. This is another cross stitch border made along with the first one. The source is the same- antique pattern and it was modified. The pattern-

crossstbdr2-pattern

crossstbdr2-pattern

I felt the continuous crosses was too crowded, and chose to work the alternate ones for the outline.

crossstbdr2-1

crossstbdr2-1

Cotton skeins were used for this work.

crossstbdr2-2

crossstbdr2-2

The idea of taking picture after each colour thread was worked, helps in seeing how this piece looked at different stages.

crossstbdr2-3

crossstbdr2-3

They can be used as inspiration to create another pattern based on this.

crossstbdr2-4

crossstbdr2-4

The cross stitches are completed.

crossstbdr2-5

crossstbdr2-5

Dark pink/light purple pearl beads were used for embellishment and also the green thread on the outline and inside the triangle needed to be separated. Pink stones were added in the centre.

crossstbdr2-6

crossstbdr2-6

The border sewn on to the pouch, which looks like deep red, but is actually dark purple!

cross stitch border 2

cross stitch border 2

I derived satisfaction choosing the colours on this pattern and see them come to life when they were worked.

This is the last bag in the set of embroidered linen bag. The design and embroidery has the influence of crewel embroidery. I am fascinated by the beauty of this embroidery. I love the designs, colours, stitches of this work. I have just started the journey in this enchanting world of crewel embroidery. I have to learn a lot to move further. First and foremost, I did not have crewel wool to do this work!
The pattern, it is askew.

11.embbag-pattern

11.embbag-pattern

After working Satin, buttonhole, chain and stem stitches in stranded cotton. The colours for this project were inspired by antique cross stitch samplers.

11.embbag-2

11.embbag-2

Defining with outline stitch-

11.embroidered bag

11.embroidered bag

Detail of the flower

11.embbag-detail

11.embbag-detail

This bag is a favourite and was not given away. My husband also liked this bag. Next ones were monograms on satin bag.

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.

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.

This is the sixth bag in the embroidered bag list. I had embroidered a few tote bags, some time ago. The fabric is linen from IKEA. The pattern

embbag6-pattern

embbag6-pattern

I started with variegated polyester thread. The stitches are- stem stitch, back stitch, straight stitch, pistil stitch, french knots and detached chain.

embbag6

embbag6

Cotton skein was used to work the satin stitches and detached chain stitches.

embroidery on bag6

embroidery on bag6

All these bags have been made with the idea of working simple surface embroidery. The patterns were drawn with this purpose. Pattern-

embbag5-pattern

embbag5-pattern

Stem stitch for the stems and some feather stitch in variegated polyester thread.

embbag5-1

embbag5-1

Fly stitch leaves with perle cotton.

embbag5-2

embbag5-2

Stem stitch, back stitch and straight stitch in blue stranded cotton.

embbag5-3

embbag5-3

Satin stitches and stem stitch with medium blue stranded cotton.

embbag5-4

embbag5-4

After filling the centre of the flowers with french knots in polyester thread, the embroidery on this bag was completed.

embroidered bag5

embroidered bag5

This fourth bag has simple embroidery. The pattern-

embbag4-pattern

embbag4-pattern

Started with stem stitching the leaves and working straight stitches in two strands of cotton skein.

embbag4-1

embbag4-1

Four strands of thread are used for the thicker stem stitches on the stems.

embbag4-2

embbag4-2

The flowers are outlined with buttonhole stitches.

embbag4-3

embbag4-3

The embroidery completed with straight stitches in the middle. The bag-

embroidered bag4

embroidered bag4

I started working this week’s stitch on TAST challenge beaded feathered chain.

This bag is the third one I made. The embroidery was very simple. The pattern to work the feather stitch lines.

embbag3-pattern

embbag3-pattern

The feather stitches worked in perle cotton # 8.

embbag3-featherstitch

embbag3-featherstitch

Flowers were worked with quarter buttonhole wheel and french knots in polyester thread, the darker pink-

embbag3-flowers1

embbag3-flowers1

The flowers are worked in the same way in lighter pink-

embbag3-flowers2

embbag3-flowers2

Except for changing the threads, the work was easy and quick.

embroidery on bag3-det

embroidery on bag3-det

This is second in this embroidered tote bag series. Similar design to the first one.

embonbag2-pattern

embonbag2-pattern

I enjoy the pattern growing with embroidery The tracing with yellow carbon.

embonbag2-tracing

embonbag2-tracing

I worked Pekinese stitch on this pattern with variegated polyester thread [cone thread as it is called in India]. The back stitched pattern before working the Pekinese stitch.

embon bag2-back stitch

embon bag2-back stitch

Embroidery completed on this bag. This thread did not look very interesting when I started this piece. but the places where yellow dominated, it glowed.

embroidered bag2

embroidered bag2

These bags are made with the idea of storing small personal items.

We call this type of bags as ‘Surrukku pai’ in our language. Surrukku means tightening with rope and pai means bag or pouch. I designed and embroidered a few some time ago. The fabric is linen bought from IKEA. The bags were sewn by my tailor, [by the way, he is back from Pakistan] with lining.
Pattern- Similar to pattern found on upholstery.

pattern for bag1

pattern for bag1

Pattern traced on cloth with yellow carbon.

pattern on bag1

pattern on bag1

I used polyester variegated thread to work this pattern in chain stitch, stem stitch, buttonhole stitch and straight stitch.

embroidery on linen bag1

embroidery on linen bag1

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