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Friday, February 25, 2011

Embroidery on Dupattas

Hi everybody

Here at Delhi we are facing some freak weather since past few days. Days were getting little warm so we thought its the end of cold season and that too soon but then it started getting cloudy and we had thunder and hail storm one day and cold is back. Hope this nice weather continues till Holi festival.
We may fail and forget to do our job but Almighty never forgets and fails to do its work. He changes the weather slowly and with it comes new fruits and vegetables for that season for us to enjoy and relish. The colours in nature, be they be of flowers, fruits, butterflies, birds or animals are beautiful and bountiful and we like to capture that beauty in our embroidery. Nature inspires us like no one else. I thank Discovery channel for showing us beautiful and colourful fishes deep under sea. No colour is a mismatch. Almighty's designer is excellent. We embroiders salute Him for teaching us a sense of colour combination.

I too love to capture those beautiful colours from nature in my embroidery, some times i succeed and sometimes i fail miserably.
Here i am showing you some of my dupattas embroidered my me.

This is kantha work on silk. I made this for my sis-in-law long time back.

Following one was a plane cotton dupatta with golden border. I bought it with the intention to embroider it. It was like a blank very inviting canvas for me waiting to be embroidered. Drawing and tracing is done by me.

One more cotton dupatta. Embroidered only border.Though a finished project but every time i look at it i feel like filling it up in the middle with little flowers/bootee. It will look full and good that way, i think. What do you say?

Following one is made on georgette. Though it is complete and i am using it but i feel like putting some more designs in between to make it look fuller. I have some designs in my mind for it.

One more on georgette. One day i got into mood to embroider on red so i went and bought this dupatta and i plan to wear it with red patiala salwar. It is still a beautiful dream of mine as this is yet to be finished.

Hope you like my dupattas and the work on it.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hand Embroidery

Hi everybody,

We had to rush my mom-in-law to hospital few days back. Her ill health is keeping me very busy but I try and squeeze out an hour or so to visit blogger world. Your blogs cheer me up and keep me going in these hard times. My mom-in-law i.e. mil too enquires about the latest work on the blogs. I am not doing much, will be finishing knitting muffler and am trying my hand on Brazilian embroidery. Not a big or planned project just trying out the stitches. In the meantime i thought of showing some embroidered stuff to my friends. This embroidery is not done my me.

My sis-in-law presented my husband this beautiful kantha embroidered kurta which i would like you to have a look at. The front panel is fully embroidered and not with just one design but different designs have been used to cover the front panel. I hope you will like it too.

This is the front panel.

I tried my best to take photographs of each design on this kurta which makes up front panel so you can have a good look at it.

Second one is my dress i.e. salwar kameez set worked in what is known as phool pati work which is from place called Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, a North Indian state.
Phool-Patti-ka-kam is a traditional work where patches of cloth (phool means flower & patti means leaf) are cut into motifs, usually floral, and stitched onto a background of organdie. This is much loved by the ladies of certain parts of Uttar Pradesh, particularly in the Rampur area, for their saris and dupattas.

Beautiful shadow work on salwar kameez. Material is organdy. I just love wearing them during summer months. They look and feel cool.

This was a dupatta gifted to me by my sis-in law which i modified into a kameez.
Following is done on georget material.

I would like to show you a beautifully embroidered saree which i got as a gift. I love the work on it. Border and pallu of saree is embroidered.

Following photograph is of Pallu.

Following is the border which is worked all over saree plus blouse too is embroidered.

Few of my hand embroidered stuff. Idea is to share good embroidery work with my blogger friends.