Sunday, May 15, 2016

Smooth purl (zardosi thread) flowers



When I first found smooth purl (zardosi thread) in my small town a few years back, I was so excited that I decided to experiment with it. The results were these flowers which I created from various stitches.I had only a small amount of the thread then, so I was somewhat stingy and kept recycling it for the various flowers that you can see below.In the end, fix it onto the fabric using a thin layer of fabric glue.


This is a twisted lazy daisy stitch petals.


Another twisted lazy daisy stitch variation.


Lazy daisy petals.


Wheatear stitch petals.

I will share with you some more smooth purl flowers in my next post.

 Those of you interested in learning how to make puffy chapatis/rotis, please watch this video :



9 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the interesting video. I wondered how chapatti were made and enjoyed watching.

    You have created very pretty purl stitches.

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  2. Many varieties of Zardosi flower.Thanks for sharing.

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  3. pretty flowers! like the twisted chain ones the most.

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  4. You made beautiful flowers with the thread. I had a little amount of this thread too but it was too delicate to use and kept breaking a lot while turning or may be I had very less patience at that time.

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    1. Yes Preeti, patience is really important when working with zardosi thread.

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  5. Loved the video and I love the flower! So pretty!

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  6. I'm fine, kathleen.Just busy with everyday life.Thanks for dropping by.

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