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Friday, December 19, 2008

Recap-putting together all the links

Hi everyone,

As the year is about to end,I've switched to remembering the olden days mode..no,no! Iam not that old !!! :) :)
Yikes!! don't go away!!! I am not going to start a 'Once upon a time' here.I was just talking about the year 2008 at deepashome.
We learnt quite a few Indian Embroidery techniques this year,right? Shall we take a quick recap?

We learnt ,
Kamal Kadai or Kamal embroidery
Chemanthy stitch and a chementhy variation
Pachis work and
Pachis work variation. By the way, there's one variation to come. I've been ignoring poor pachis all these days. Will post it soon.
Cherla work or chinese knots

Some other techniques were also worked upon -like ,
Shadow work
Kantha embroidery (unfinished)
and
Lavangam stitch


To further my education in embroidery and for those who are curious about new and relatively lesser known stitches or unusual stitch names I also started the ROSE (Recording Old Stitches in Embroidery) sampler project.
Here ,I'll take up one stitch at a time and just record it in my sampler. Most of the times when we try to explore a stitch for a lengthy period of time - we tend to leave it half way through. In ROSE, you just need to stitch the actual stitch a couple of times so that you learn it first-exploring can be done at any later stage when you feel like.
These are the stitches done so far under ROSE,
Tulip stitch
Petal stitch
Honeycomb buttonhole stitch
Chinese knots

Looking back, it was a very eventful year. I love teaching . Teaching becomes all the more pleasant when you teach something you are passionate about. Besides, I too learnt quite a lot.
And I made a lot of new friends too :)
ok, then..
Till the next post,
Love, luck and sunshine...to all my fellow readers,learners and FRIENDS!!!

Deepa from one tiny little corner of India ;)

5 comments:

méri said...

And a BIG THANKS for sharing all!
(I hope you join all these links to the tutorials on the right of the blog :))
xx
méri from one little country in Europe :)

Ninu said...

deepa,
got to see your blog somedays before n was just going thru some of your posts.Really appreciate you for taking time for embroidery with a job and a kid. great.. n keep going.. I also started doing embroidery some months before (lot of free time, not working at the moment:) )im from Kerala n happy meeting you here.
as Meri said, please put all tutorial links on the right side of your blog.That wud be more helpful.

Merry xmas and happy holidays
ninu

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deepa, I have enjoyed reading about all the new stitches. Thanks sooo very much for sharing them.

I wish you all a wonderful new year.

I discovered that Milliner and Straw Needles are one of the same. I have order some and will be sending them along after the Holiday. Hugs judy In Veryt Snowy Michigan

Sandra said...

Hello Deepa, Just a quick not to say thank you, I enjoyed reading some of your posts and though I very rarely do any embroidery the next time I do I am going to try out the kamal kadai flower you demonstrated. I have put your blog address in my next newsletter so hopefully some of my readers will love embroidery and come over for a visit.
Sandra

Maureen said...

Deepa, wishing you a very happy, peaceful new year, long may your blog last.