Showing posts with label Needle Craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Needle Craft. Show all posts

Granny Squares - Crochet Project

Sharing some of my mum's crafts again. She made this cute granny square small rug. 
In India we constantly need small rugs(chattai) for sitting on the floor. 
This small rug is used everyday for pooja time (god worshiping time) for sitting on the floor while performing the worships. 

Mum has many granny squares which she has created long time ago and still has not connected them to make rugs... I have shared some samples below...






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Embroidery Table Cloth

In my recent trip to India I was able to capture all my old craft project through my lens and decided to share with you all! 

It was nostalgic to see all the various craft projects I created and recollecting all the stories associated with it was best way to spend some time at my mum's place :)

This embroidery piece was made in 1997  and still being used as table cloth in mum's kitchen :D

The cloth's colour is faded and can't be revived much through photo shop either :P , but the embroidery is still pretty. 

In 90's all schools were suppose to teach some craft subject for all ages from year 5 to year 10. This is where I learnt most of my embroidery stitches, and this piece was my final submission for my craft subject in 1997. So it has nice classroom memories attached to it and hence very close to my heart. 

Do you have any special projects which have a nostalgic value added ? Do share with me by leaving a link in the comment box. 

Happy Crafting 

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Neddle Craft


This is my first attempt of needle craft kits. The kit includes preprinted design with colour coding and matching cotton silk threads and cross stitch needle(blunt tip with big eye hole). The end results does look impressive but the process was not so much fun and creativity was limited. 

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Embroidery Art


Hello People!

  
There's one more of my crazy ideas... I  start off project with one view and end up finding completely new use for it!I started embroidering a white cotton bedspread (something that rubbed off on to me from my neighbourhood housewives in 1999)


This project took longest period of 5 years to complete ! It was humongous project that was always kept on the back burner :)
So I printed floral peacock design on four corners of the bed spread and a freehand design in the centre. I used silk threads and cotton silk threads for embroidery.

Stitches used for Peacock Design:
  • Satin stitch
  • Stem stitch
  • two thread running stitch
  • Chain stitch
French knot (moti taka) was used for completing the free hand design in the centre.
  

 Later I realised that using this white bedspread for everyday living is not ideal. (Note: I am not a fan of "daag acche hai movement!")
So decided to reuse it as decor item. Peacock design was cutout and glued on plain beige coloured lamp shades. (See Below).


 The centre free hand design was framed to make a wall decor.
The work has very professional finish and people promptly ask, "Where can I buy this?"
I am always happy to say that it's one of piece made by me :) 

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