Wednesday, 17 October 2012

TAST 2012 week 42 = Italian border stitch

 Italian Border Stitch:

This week's tast challenge Italian border stitch is a new one to me.  I enjoyed it very much.

Kundan and sequins rangoli:  The first is made with sequins and the second one is with kundan stones.  I did these for my neighbor to decorate navarathiri kolu.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

TAST week 41 - knotted loop stitch

Knotted Loop Stitch

This week's  Tast challenge knotted loop stitch is a new one to me.  I think this is more suitable for filling large areas.  I like this stitch very much.


I want to stitch this rose on my daughter's kurthi, before I try this on my hanky.  I used Anchor's kasuthi net for stitching cross stitch. Isn't it nice?

Thursday, 4 October 2012

TAST WEEK 40 - Beaded Hedebo edging

This week's Tast challenge beaded hedebo edge stitch is an interesting and easy stitch.  It gives a flower look around the mirror work.  I enjoyed the stitch very much.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

TAST week 39 knotted buttonhole stitch

TAST WEEK 39 - Knotted Buttonhole Stitch

This week's tast challenge, knotted buttonhole stitch is an interesting one.  It is most apt for border and used as filling stitch.


This is my first needle tatting flower.  I heard the name needle tatting for the first time through Ms.Annet's blog (fat quarter).  It is easier than shuttle tatting.  It took me many years to learn the technique.  I bought a shuttle 20 years back and kept it idle because i didn't know how to use it and after ten years, I have learnt the technique through Coats Needle'n Thread magazine. I feel Shuttle tatting is little time consuming process but this needle tatting is better. I tried some and converted them into book marks.  Thanks to needle tatting and other nonsense blog. In this blog the tutorials are  much helpful to learn needle tatting. 

 This is shuttle tatting flower.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Friday, 14 September 2012

tast week 37 - Pistil stitch

This week's Tast challenge pistil stitch.  An interesting one, beautiful for mirror work and flower designs.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Latest works

 crochet coin purse:
 crochet key chain
Tanjore Painting:  I learnt this art from Mr Natarajan, a professional artitst.

 TAST WEEK 37 - Catch up week:  I used chain stitch, open chain stitch, cast on stitch, running stitch herringbone and stem stitch for this week's catch up.

 Fly stitch embroidered saree:

I bought this cream  with brown colour border saree some 27 years back.  I want to add some colour to it, but I don't want to spent more time.  I select this simple design and embroidered with  2 strand silk thread