These are gifts for my sister.I had done these for cushion covers.She wants to frame them.If I had known this before I would have selected different designs.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Method of preparing the graph
Preparation of graph is little different from others.I will explain it with drawings so that it will be easy to understand.Draw a graph of 4cms having 17 squares in width as well as in length on the wrong side of the material.Group them in to big squares having 9 squares in each as shown in the figure.I have coloured them orange so that it will be easy to understand.
Make a mark on the squares that should be smocked.Smocking is done on the green squares by joining 4 points 1,2,3,and 4.
Let us consider one set of 9 squares
Smock the 4 squares in the corners by joining 4 points.Please note smocking is done on the wrong side of the material. Method is here
Observe the triangles formed.I have shown them by arrows.
On the reverse ( Right side of the material) it looks like this.
After pulling out the triangle from back it looks like this.A square is formed.
Take a threaded needle out from the center of the square and join the mid point of the opposite sides of the square as shown below
Follow the same procedure for the other sets of squares
right side looks like this.
we can sew cushion of size 40cmx40cm from this material
Oh ! what a lengthy tutorial! But it is very easy to do!
Monday, July 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I have used Rayon threads which are available in India to do this project.
I have used cone thread from Indian Rayon & Industries Limited of ,Adithya Birla group.I think one cone casts approximately RS.20/=, I do not remember the actual prize.When I started to do Brazilian embroidery by using pearl cotton threads by Anchor, I was told Brazilian embroidery should be done using rayon threads only or else it is called dimensional embroidery.Stitches are the same but different types of threads are used.I started searching for rayon thread .I had some cone threads with me.Till now I did not care about the brand .I saw inside the spool .I saw the label Rayon- Indian Rayon & Industries Limited,My joy knew no bounds!The machine embroidery thread by Natesh- well known & reputed company in the field of embroidery threads is also rayon thread.