Monday, November 27, 2017

Brown, crispy dosa making recipes

I know this got nothing to do with embroidery,  but I would like to share with you these 2 videos on how to make brown, crispy dosa and masala dosa.Although the dosas can be made easily on a roti maker, the recipes can be applied for making on a tawa.If you're a dosa lover, you have to watch these videos:







Monday, November 13, 2017

Beaded mirrorwork

In this video, learn how to embroider this beautiful beaded mirrorwork and don't forget to share the video.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mirror work 8

Hi everyone.Sorry for not posting for so long.Today I would like to share with you another mirrorwork tutorial.I am quite sure most of you know this stitch.I learnt this mirrorwork a long time ago.In fact it is the base for all my mirrorwork tutorials in this blog.Please share this video if you found it useful.





Saturday, July 15, 2017

My first machine embroidery project

Many, many years ago, my eldest sister taught me to embroider on our vintage sewing machine.But since the machine was not in a good condition, I couldn’t really finish any projects.After many broken needles and thread, I finally gave up.Recently, I got my sewing machine serviced and decided to give machine embroidery one more try.I was surprised at the result.All these years, the problem was not me not knowing how to embroider but the machine itself.I was so excited that I decided to embroider a yoke pattern for my new kurti.




The yoke pattern is from this book.



My first machine embroidery project!It’s not perfect but I’m satisfied.




Embellished with stones.


The finished kurti.


I didn’t record the embroidery process but in the video below you can learn how to stitch a round yoke kurti/dress perfectly.I’m planning to publish machine embroidery videos soon.










Thursday, June 22, 2017

Table mat embroidery

This is my latest embroidery project - a table mat.



The pattern is from an old table sheet.



As you can see here, the tracing part has been done.The next part is embroidering, which I haven't started.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Paisley patterns

 My CPU was not working.It has been sent for servicing for months now and still no sign of it being repaired.My son had been pestering me to buy a tab for some time and since the PC is not working, I had to to give in.After typing on a keyboard all these years ,I find it difficult to tap or swipe on a tab but I’m not giving up.This is my first attempt at posting on blogger on a tab.
I know that most of you adore paisley patterns.So today I would like to share with you some Paisley patterns:





This pattern is from my mother’s saree. 



This is another pattern from the same saree. 



This is a handkerchief motif. 



And finally a pattern from my kurti  (Indian dress).