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Kamal kadai embroidery on salwar

Peacock on Table mat using Herringbone stitch


Crochetfication !!!

Crochet is my new found interest. This is my first crochet motif.
When I saw some crochet patterns in "Needle N Thread " Magazine, I just couldn't stop myself from learning to Crochet. When I am good with the basics, I will do some crochet projects from NNT. This simple Motif was easy to start with. I picked this pattern from Teresa's blog. I found very good tutorials by Teresa. Just browsed for the stitches that are used in this Motif and started crocheting. She also has a very good video tutorial.So just followed the tutorial and my crochet motif  was ready.

Many such Motifs can be joined together to make a doily .

Bargello Stitch

        I was not sure what this was called until I saw Sarah's pattern darning instructions. So, now I call this pattern darning. This stuff is used to cover Sofa cushions. It has only running stitches made on a  cross stitch cloth. Seems easy but needs to be done carefully. Missing any count would mean the final pattern will be completely out of shape. Hiding any mistakes is just next to impossible. 
   Thanks to Sarah for letting me know that this is not pattern darning .. it is called "Bargello Stitch "


Needle N Thread Magazine

   "Needle N Thread " is the quarterly magazine published by Madhura Coats aka Anchor threads. Every magazine is sure to keep you busy for 3 months !! Every issue has interesting stuff... be it thread embroidery , crochet, tatting with colorful pictures of finished stuff. It also has detailed instructions. Design sheet is also included . To subscribe , mail to and you will get a prompt response . 
      My sis has sent some old issues of NNT. It has lots of interesting designs and patterns to be tried on kurti and sarees.Yippeeee !!!