Start your work with 7 chain stitches and follow the chart. Please use 2 strands of yarn to work this pattern . Symbols on the chart: black dots show chain stitches, big ‘O’ represent puff stitch and crossed “nails” show dc stitches. Repeat from row 5 to row 8 as many times as you need… Continue reading Crochet scarf
Let the beauty we love be what we do …Rumi mirrors are easy to learn to embroider and fun to experiment with! The basic concept of mirror embroidery is simple: foundation stitches are sewn, and then decorative stitches are looped over the foundation stitches and anchored in the fabric. Abhla Bharat, shisha (Shisheh ) embroidery , or mirror-work,… Continue reading Abhla bharat : mirror-work, shisha (shisheh) embroidery
Just a quick catch up, halfway through June already: after taking a pause from blogging I was ironically forced to stand back from most of my creative endeavors A positive is that this enforced ‘time out’ has made me recognize how important creative activity is to me and I think in time it will renew… Continue reading Crochet carpet
Well, you would have to know me to understand the miracle of this feat. Equally astounding is that I really, really enjoy printing. Also, I enjoy it, the process, more than printing! Whilst I adore the results of printing, its repetition can be either soothing or mind-numbing if done too often. Much like meditation…. a… Continue reading revisiting screen-printing
I had the privileged to teach these kids how to crochet. it all gets a bit tricky when they try to hold a crochet hook. Simply put, at this age children haven’t had to coordinate both hands at the same time in the controlled manner that crochet demands. Crayons and markers aren’t typically two-handed instruments.… Continue reading crochet class
Hard to believe how happy this made me. Life’s been busy, and I feel rather depleted every day But I know that if I carve out some time to make something to feel better, energized, much more nourished in my spirit.
The embroidered silk postcard is a common souvenir of the First World War. They are blank postcards onto which an embossed paper surround has been glued, to frame and hold a central piece of silk. On the silk, a design is hand-embroidered in coloured thread. The embroidered postcards were very popular with British soldiers who… Continue reading Embroidered postcards