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Hi,Iam Deepa from Bangalore,India.Iam a lecturer by profession and embroidery is my passion.This blog is my space to share my passion with you. Iam so glad that you came by to visit my little space in this blogosphere. Hope you enjoy your visit here.Feel free to leave your comments and suggestions.I would love to hear from you.You can also mail me at deepabalagopalatgmaildotcom

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free Brazilian embroidery designs with instructions

Hi everyone,
You all must be busy with Christmas preparations,right? For us here in India, all the major festivals for the year are over. Now awaiting Xmas holidays and the new year :)
Since many of you may be stitching up some little gifts for your near and dear ones, I thought of sharing some free brazilian embroidery patterns available here and there.
Here is the link to free designs with instructions at BDEIG site. I've posted this link before,but since some new designs have been shared there, I thought I'll remind you once again.

Brazilian embroidery is stitched with Z twist Rayon threads. If the same stitches are executed with cotton threads (stranded or perle cotton) they do not classify as Brazilian. Instead, it is known by the name dimensional embroidery. If you want to know more about rayon threads, I've posted a two part article here at All about BE threads-1 and All about BE threads-2


For those stitching Christmas based patterns like the one above ,country bumpkin has shared a few patterns from the book A-Z of Bullions. The patterns use bullion stitch predominantly and so can be adapted for Brazilian embroidery. Click here to see the patterns.

While you're there, check out the free magic mushrooms stump work design too.

There's another free BE heart pattern at prettyimpressivestuff.com

And over at Threads In Bloom,Sharon is offering a free Brazilian embroidery design, Blowin' in the wind.

Iam at present trying to finish the preliminary work of my Schwalm project so that I can start the actual pulled thread stitching soon. Will soon post about its progress. Because of my system crash, and because of the old age of my present computer, my internet time is severly restricted. I do visit many blogs and bloggers who are dear to me and do try to leave comments as much as possible. If some of you feel that I've ignored you, please, it is not intentional. I would also like to point out that in some cases, I've tried to visit back or leave comment,but either the blogger settings of those blogs have not been set correctly or your profile has not been shared. So in case you're wondering why you're not receiving as many comments or visits , please check your settings and enable your profile for all of us to get in touch with you.

I hope you'll make use of these free patterns I've shared here.

Enjoy!!
Love, luck and sunshine,
Deepa


5 comments:

Annet said...

Thanks for sharing these links. That bullion Santa is lovely.

Your question about Nefertiti made me write a post about it on my blog.

Heather said...

Deepa... you are so sweet and thoughtful for sharing this! Hugs.

crazyQstitcher said...

Thanks for sharing the links Deepa.

Some I have not heard of and will visit them.

T said...

hi deepa, I have just had a quick look at all your wonderful tutorials and will be trying some more of them soon. love your beautiful stitching.

xt

Mahalakshmi said...

Hi Deepa,I just now went through the designs.I am really tempted to start one.Thanks...