Saturday, 24 March 2012

My fabric painting trials…:-)

Inspired by the works of many of my blogger friends, I too tried on paints….here z the results,




The works are not perfect, anyway my little boy is happy with his mickey mouse…

Anyway trying out new things is really fun, be with me I know there is masters in painting, plz point me the faults, ( if u can find it from the above blurred snaps, the owner of the pillows are not ready to spare that, even for a click..Smile).

Friday, 23 March 2012

Kamal Kadai work on a sari.

I tried a simple kamal kadai work on a laser chiffon sari,




I am sorry the snaps are not clear, a bit problem with the lighting adjustment I think, and the colour of the sari is little more bright….

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Chikan Embroidery– SAL–Lesson 2

We are moving to the Lesson 2 of Chikan Embroidery SAL with Anita of artisticfingers, The stitches are Stem stitch and Chain stitch, two beautiful stitches.

here are my works,

Chain Stitch,



Stem Stitch,


I am delighted, I got many friends by participating in SAL. Lets move on together dear friends…

hey one more thing, Chikan SAL registration is now opened for second batch, if u didn’t check her blog yet, please check and do register for the same, believe me, it is an experience….hurry up hurry up!!!!

Monday, 12 March 2012

SAL–Chikan Embroidery

While learning something new, especially hand embroidery, it is always nice to have a friend by your side to guide you through the stitches. Unfortunately I didn’t have anybody until I register for Chikan Embroidery SAL with Anita of artisticfingers. Now iam enjoying the company of so many friends who share the same passion. Thank u sooo much Anita and all my blogger friends.

So we have started our lessons,

Lesson 1 is Double Back Stitch, her crystal clear tutorials make every stitch easy and beautiful. I really enjoy working Double Back Stitch.

Here is my progress so far..


Back view,


Close ups,


Back view,


I am posting the pics in my blog bcoz I like to have feedback from my co participants and of course from my dear guests.

looking forward for your valuable comments,

Friday, 9 March 2012

Peacock , my dream work !– First trials

After starting, working with threads, I was eager to embroider a Peacock, but at the earlier times I was not that confident to take up a peacock project, but seeing the works of many talented hands I couldn't suppress my eager for long, so I decided to try out one,

a bit curtain raiser…..

Pattern, actually I struggled a bit, I got one from Flickr, but not in an adjustable format, somehow I managed to get a print out, a bit late Ina introduced a very interesting  blog with beautiful patterns. Ina of letslearnembroidery is also providing a detailed tutorial on working out peacock.

Next comes thread, it ll be more nice if the thread had a glittering effect, I have worked with anchor cotton threads, here at cochin I couldn’t find any thread other than cotton or cone thread. The colors of metallic thread is also not getting Sad smile. Anyway my Amma, and brother in law is out for shopping for me, well they r now at Badogadara, so many embroidery shops are there it seems, hmmm lets see..

Then fabric, I tried it on a cotton pillow cover. I have plans to work on a sari, set mundu, tshirt etc, but not now, only  after making my peacocks little more perfect Smile.

Here comes our hero…



Yeah, there’s still a lot of room for improvement I know, but I am not that disappointed…

ll b back with more perfect peacocks…

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Pistil Stitch

Pistil Stitch is nothing but a combination of French knot and a straight stitch i.e. a tailed French knot. This is again a Brazilian embroidery stitch technique.

Let us see the process,


Two points are involved in the needle movement of Pistil Stitch.


Step 1 : Take the needle out through the point A.


Step 2 : Twist the thread around the needle to make the French knot, then insert the needle through the point B.

Pistil Stitch is formed…. simple rite ???


Some trials Smile

Started with a master plan in mind, but ended up in something else Sad smile.


This one I love…


See the wrong side of this motif, looks like the base of Kamal Kadai


Just visit this blog to see a masterpiece with Pistil Stitch, really amazed…


Thursday, 1 March 2012

First Award for threadwithme….. very much delighted….!

Iam very very happy to receive Liebster award from Viji of
Thank uuuuuuuuu soooo much Viji, its really an inspiration for beginners like me..

Well, Liebster blog award, a German word means dearest or favorite, passed on for providing an exposure for the upcoming bloggers.
Simple rules behind the award are,
  • Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
  • Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
  • Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
  • Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
  • Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

So now my turn to pass the spirit of being awarded.. –  just visit artisticfingers, u ll get A-Z of Indian Embroidery.. – a true creative, innovative and inspirational blog. – great hands on of each stitch, u can find here. – lip licking recipies….mmmm yummmyyyyyy – simple and elegant exhibition of flowers n clours Smile

Congratulations for all the award winners, now ur turn to pass it on…