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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.




  1. Thank you very much Prathima for showing us beautifulembroidery dresses..
    i bought 2 dresses in handicraft exhibition but i didn't know work is called phool pati work..my daughter like them very much ..
    ur kantha work dress is too beautiful..should appreciate so much work has gone into the dress..
    loved ur shadow work too..again my daughter have
    same georgette dress with exact colour and work which I bought in handicaft exhibition..
    u r right lucnow work dresses are cool to wear in summer..good collections..
    wish ur mominlaw to get well soon..and all the best for Brazillian embroidery..u can find video tute for caston, double caston and few more in youtube..

  2. Hi, Bob
    A very beautiful work, i like u r phool pati work, Madhu's kurta & u r white kurta (shadow work) all work u have done nice. I like it very much. Good job keep it up.

  3. Hi Prithima,
    Your phool pati work dress and shadow work dress are too nice.Thanks for sharing .
    Next week We are planning to visit Delhi,where can I get craft items,quilting items etc.,?Will u please mail me on this?
    Thank u

  4. wow...lovely...I love that phool patti work...didn't know that it has a name like that..thak you for sharing

  5. Hi Prathima,jus stumbled upon your beautiful blog!very pretty work. all of them...


  6. I can't believe how. Beautiful these are! My eyes fall out of my head! Amazing! I am inspired to learn more embroidery. Thank you for sharing these!

  7. could yoyu please send me the line drawn paper of this design to my mail ...

  8. beautiful thank you so much :)

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