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 ,
Kantha embroidery (unfinished)
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,
Honeycomb buttonhole stitch
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 :)
Till the next post,
Love, luck and sunshine...to all my fellow readers,learners and FRIENDS!!!
Deepa from one tiny little corner of India ;)