Tuesday, 26 February 2013

reverse running stitch

T his is how i worked my blackwork design I am giving the working method for 1/4 design ,same method is repeated afterwards.the key is to have a main path and the others are all side trips.The main path i selected is  shown in orange and black .and all the side trips are shown in pink .the black path is the forward path and all the side trips are worked in forward path .the side trip is fully stitched on itself and returns to the point where it has branched  . here two squares represent one stitch.... there are  many ways of embroidering the side trips .one can choose according to her own convenience.orange is the returning path.in second picture the right flower is the result after forward path is traversed and the left pic is after returning path is stitched.

Sunday, 24 February 2013


I was thinking of doing blackwork for some time .First,i started my search for design and working method for reverse running stitch  .Got this design from blackwork archives

Sunday, 10 February 2013

kutchwork yoke

This kutchwork is done with three strands of stranded cotton of anchor thread.I am not happy with this design as the centre part is looking sort of blank.I think a small motif should be done in the empty space.Any suggestions?