Eyecandy -Embroidered patches

I've been busy stitching!!!  But not my usual stuff....this time it is something which I usually run away from - which I would love to see someone else stitching, but not me!!!

Then why am I doing it? - For the little lady of course!!! She has a dance program coming up in couple of weeks and she needs a dupatta(stole) with lace and sequins on it .Her teacher wants it in a particular way. So, here I am ...stitching approx 7 meters of lace on to the cloth.

I have to add the sequins too after finishing up the lace part.The little one is excited since she will be doing a Rajasthani puppet dance. The fabric you see in the picture is the "Bandhani" or the tie and dye fabric which is popular in the state of Rajasthan.

To buy the lace I needed for the stole, I had to pay a visit to the local embroidery shop. While talking to the uncle there - (In India, anyone who's very senior to you is either Uncle or Aunty .In offices it is Sir or Madam )- I came across some embroidered patches. Out of curiosity , I bought a few. These are machine embroidered on velvet base and could be appliqued on to the fabric of  your choice.They are mass produced and are not perfect, but they are pretty and colorful.Have a look...

The stones on these patches are manually stuck .

 As I said earlier, on closer look, the embroidery is not perfect, but still these pieces grab your attention with their colors and design. Well, my curiosity made me buy these,but  I don't think I'll be using them much .May be some among you may want to own a pair of these patches. So here's a tiny giveaway...

If you were given a choice, which design would you pick for yourself and what would you do with it? Leave your comment on this post  with the design number (Call them 1,2,3,4,5 and 6,in the order displayed). On  Feb 15th ,I'll pick one person and her choice of design would be mailed to her.

Till then, enjoy the eyecandy...

Love,luck and sunshine,


  1. Hi Deepa!
    All look great :) But number four caught my eye :))))


  2. Hello Deepa... I just wanted to drop in and leave a comment because I haven't commented on your last couple of posts... and the only reason because you know, I don't need any more stash so I didn't want to enter your draw... same in this case, I want to leave a comment but please don't enter me in your draw as I need to destash myself, LOL! Anyway, couldn't resist commenting on your "task for your little lady", my my that's one of those jobs that fits in the line of "repairs" to me, and I procrastinate until I "have" to do it... so my thoughts are with you on that one! Hugs.

  3. Hi I find the Indian embroideries fascinating they are so colourful. I think the bottom left (no.5) is my favourite as turquoise and purple are both my favourite colours. They would look great stitched to the outside of a summer shoulder bag.

  4. Those are really striking embroidered patches; I probably would have bought some too. So hard to pick...maybe the peacock or the lower left ?pomegranate.

  5. That's nice eye candy, Deepa. I have some of these pretty motifs, and I'm saving them for s special project. Best of luck with your giveaway!

  6. Hi Deepa. The blue design (2) looks absolutely stunning


  7. Hi Deepa, these embroideries are very pretty, the third one is my favourite but I see someone has already said they would be put on a bag, well that is also what I saw as soon as I saw them. The expression on the face on the one on the right amuses me.

  8. Hi Deepa,

    You always come up with beautiful catchy things all are so attractive but i liked No.4 lovely cashew nut shape.............

  9. Hi Deepa, I Love the fourth one very much.But the sixth one will be nice for a frock material for my daughter.So booking the sixth one...

  10. These look gorgeous Deepa - I imagine they have lots of sparkle. I would love to enter your drawing and, although I like them all, #4 would have to be my favourite.

  11. Continuous 3 give aways so far. I like the third peacock motif.

  12. Hi Deepa A long time i did not visit you.... I would choose number 3 and put it on a handbag
    This would be very smart. I can already imagine it. Thanks for the good moments you offer us
    Cheers Verzaire from France

  13. Hi Deepa,

    No 1 for me.
    I will be as proud as they look to own them for my recently bought Jute bag.


  14. Oh, beautiful! I hope to find some of these patches in Rajasthan (I am leaving in 2 weeks, so excited!).

  15. I like the 3rd one .I love to do patch work . I would fix it in a jute bag .

  16. Hi Deepa, I am your new follower. Your blog and tutorials are wonderful ! :)
    In one of your posts, I read about DMC threads in India. I have never seen DMC threads here in Hyderabad. Do you have any idea where can I get those in Hyderabad? Or anyone who can ship to Hyderabad?
    Do visit me sometime,

  17. Amei o seu blog e ja me tornei seguidora,convido você a conhecer o meu e se gostar terei muito praser em te-la como seguidora
    Um abraço


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