Friday, December 3, 2010

This cross stitch work depicting two village women was picked up at one of the numerous recreational shop in India, stitched in canvas. The company making these drawings is Madura-Coats.

A set costs about Rs. 600 or 15$ and takes up to 1 month or more to complete.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tapestry stitching

This crosstitch painting has been done on a canvas and the method I used was half crosstitch with an Anchor thread.

It took me approximately 3 months to design, draw, stitch and frame this; and this span is keeping in mind that I'm a retiree and have a lot of free time on hand.

More coming up soon, interested viewers drop me a line and I'll get back to you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Crochet Pouch... an Indian Bhatuwa

This Indian 'batuwa' holds all sundry needed by a lady while going out. It is normally hung on your wrists thus keeping both your hands free. This crochet work done in white looks gorgeous.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Embroidered Saree…

This is a white silk saree on which I have done hand embroidery. The flowers are done using blanket stitch. Over all after my thoughts were put on this design, the saree has really come out quite well.. it just stands out.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Table cloth with a old pattern..

Earlier people used to carry their own shopping bags mostly made of cloth or jute. These patterns used to be stitched on bags as well as bath towels etc. These patterns are extremely attractive and remind us of old times. I have used this pattern on a table cloth using colored threads.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cross stitched blanket for kids...

This pattern is cross stitched on cotton matty material. The theme used is from a nursery rhyme, which invariably is a favorite among kids of all age. Hope and pray my great grand children like it.

Friday, March 5, 2010

multicolour shawl

The inspiration and colour combination for this shawl came from a pattern book I possess.
Overall, this shawl's numerous colours gives a very dramatic effect,
in fact it is mesmerising. Isn't it?
The shawl was done in simple crochet. The result was really satisfying.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Patch Work Baby Blanket

This baby blanket is made in anticipation of my future great grandchildren ...... How about that? On a peach coloured soft cotton cloth, I first traced the various patterns. Then patched the patterns namely, bubbles, tub, bubble maker and the soap with different coloured cloth pieces. I outlined the whole thing with stem stitch,the eyes and lips are done with long and short stitches.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

shawl and cap

A brown crocheted shawl with a matching beanie cap.
The green crochet flowers were added later, which enhanced the over all look of this shawl.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Swan Doily....

The swan doily is made from white crochet thread. The swans are made first and later joined together around the round crochet doily. Red coloured thread is used to make the beak. The doily is good as a centre piece on a round table.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Floor Mat..... a conceptual idea in crochet

This floor mat is entirely a conceptual idea of mine. The coloured left over threads of my various other works were used here as the centre piece, bordered by peach coloured thread for a dramatic effect. I added the support tassels to give it a carpet look.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Crochet purse and mobile pouch bag...

This purse and pouch is made from fine rust and gold threads. Gold beads are then added to give the purse an ethnic look. The two way handle makes the purse special. You can just hold the handle in your hand or pull the strings and make it into a butwa (indian styled purse).
The small pouch is a mobile holder, which can be kept in the purse or hung on the shoulders.