Saturday, December 20, 2008

My latest needlework projects

It has been a long time since my last post. I have been busy doing some interesting projects. I embroidered a bunch of flowers on a pillow cover.



I satin stitched the petals of the daisies (pink and white) and I used chain stitch to fill in the petals of the big flower and its bud (can't guess the name of the flower). The flower centers are done in yellow french knots. For stems it is stem stitch. For the big leaves I used three different stitches: satin, Roumanian couching, and long and short. The tiny leaves are done with lazy daisy stitch.
Some of the closeup shots of my work:







Next, I embroidered a neck design. I used mirrors and zardosi threads (golden metal wires).


Now am embroidering a saree using stones and sequins. Here is one of the embroidered flowers.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Embroidered Bunch of Flowers

I did this embroidery on a curtain 10 years before. Got this pretty design from a pattern book.

I used chain stitch and buttonhole stitch for the flowers, and satin stitch and stem stitch for the leaves and stems. For the polka dots, I used satin stitch.










Saturday, September 27, 2008

Mother and child


Friday, September 12, 2008

My new creations



I did this embroidery on a gingham pillow cover using fly stitch.



This is a drawing which I did recently.



Thursday, September 4, 2008

Photography



I love photography too. Trees are my favorite subjects. I love... I admire.... the beauty and the melancholic appearance of trees. Wish to draw this picture too.............!






More Drawings

Sacred Heart Of Jesus --- One of My Color Pencil Drawings




Girl with Flower Wreath






I got this image from a greeting card. The solitude of the little girl in that image made me draw this picture. I made the girl smile slightly.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My pencil drawing

This is one of my pencil drawings:




Thursday, August 14, 2008

Welcome to Flora's embroidery blog

Hi I am Flora. Basically am an artist. I like to draw pencil portraits. I also do painting but have to go a long way to master the art.

Embroidery has been my passion from my childhood days. My mom is a good tailor and a good homemaker too. I guess I got my passion for embroidery from my mom. She taught me some basic stitches.

I started learning embroidery in detail during my high school days. I learnt almost 50 stitches in my school. Embroidery was my dream then like every other girl. I would grab linens from my mom's closet and make embroidered hand kerchiefs, doilies, table cloths, and whatever I would like.

My world was full of embroidery then and still it is.... and it will continue......

I get designs and ideas for my embroidery from the embroidery books and Internet. I create my own designs as well. I also sell my embroidery items for reasonable prices.

In the forthcoming posts you can view my embroidery gallery, download free designs created by me and learn stitches and techniques. I will also Post my drawing gallery.

The embroidery in these photographs are some of my creations:









I invite all of you to come and join my colorful world of embroidery!

Wish you all a very good day!