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Hi,I am Deepa from Bangalore,India.I juggle between content writing at Agile Labs and teaching computer science at Christ University. Embroidery is my passion and I can spend hours stitching. I  have blogging about my embroidery projects at This and that...my random thoughts for the past 7+ years. Do visit my little space in the blogosphere. Thanks!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chementhy Stitch-Indian Embroidery,a variation

Here's something for Chementhy stitch enthusiasts. This is a slight variation of the original chementhy stitch stitched in such a way as to look like a flower. "Chementhy" means chrysanthemum and the work generally looks best when stitched with yellow and white on a dark background.In case you've missed the tutorial of the chementhy work,click here . What you see below is stitched in the same way,except for variation of the length of the stitches.


I know the stitching is bad and the color too dull-The idea came to me all of a sudden and I had to try it out immediately.The pic is that of my first trial.The flower will look good with a brighter color .

Do I need to explain how this was stitched? The pic should give you a rough idea.Just vary the length of the stitches to form petals.Leave me a comment in case you've not got it .I'll try to help.

13 comments:

alicia in Hawaii said...

Deepa,
How do I learn to start embroidery like this? Where do I start?
smiles,
alicia in Hawaii

paulahewitt said...

This is a very pretty flower motif.

Ruth M. said...

another GREAT tuutorial. i really look forward to these. Thanks so much!

Ruth M

inwhich said...

This stitch is awesome! Thanks for providing the tutorial and this variation, I've got them bookmarked.

Anonymous said...

I came to your blog via Sharon Boggon and I'd like to thank you for taking the time to put the tutorials together. Much appreciated.

Brook said...

Looks like i might have to try this... I doubt it will look anything like yours but... practice makes perfect right?

Mermaid's Purse said...

I adore this kind of stitching - thanks so much for sharing it with us Deepa and for all the lovely clear instructions!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deepa, Love this stitch. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have taken your advise and did a couple of tutorials on my blog if you would like to have a look. Hugs Judy

Sita said...

Hi Deepa,The stitch looks very good.It was areally good idea to vary the length of the stitches.Sita

Anonymous said...

Deepa, I am in late, but I have understood your variation. I think it's beautiful, mais not so evident ant I think that it's preferable to draw before stitch.
anne
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Anonymous said...

Please post the recent chamanti work of your as early as possible, i liked that work very much it is very much similar like real chamanti

Maggie R said...

Hi Deepa,
Just landed in on my my "surf board" VBG
I am intrigued with this flower you stitched.. I think I will try it although stitching is one of my weak points... Thanks ... your blog is very interesting...
x0x0
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Sumy Sunil said...

Dear deepa,
I need help in this. I tried the chemanthy ..will post my work in my sumyskaithozhil.blogspot.com soon. But this one in the picture, I didn't get it.

Couldyou pls explain it with the dots like you have explained in the tutorial?...I appreciate if you could send an email to my personal emailid..

Great tutorial by the way. Thanks..I tried something new.