Monday, 27 November 2017

Chikankari paisley

I'm back with yet another whitework/chikankari project.                                 

This paisley pattern is stitched on very fine muslin using 1 and 2 plies of embroidery floss.
My plan is to appliqué this onto a saree pouch.

Happy stitching!

Saturday, 28 October 2017


I love pincushions/needle books so I often end up designing/teaching these accessories.                        

a blackwork biscornu...

Happy stitching!

Saturday, 21 October 2017


I'd like to share my recent finish with y'all..                                    

These redwork pieces are for a quilt. I've used basic stitches like stem, chain, daisy, split, straight, fly, blanket,seed and french knots.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

doily 'Anamika'

I'd started this doily almost a year back I think.                         

I was making slow but steady progress since then and finally finished it last week..

Happy stitching!

Thursday, 3 August 2017


My recent finish... a blackwork horse.              

I've stitched this on 14ct aida fabric with anchor floss.

Happy stitching!

Friday, 23 June 2017

stole,panel & dress

I'd crocheted a couple of things but couldn't share it immediately 'coz was busy with classes/workshops.                    

stole crocheted with acrylic yarn                    

       panel for sling bag crocheted with cotton thread                   

                  Baby dress crocheted with cotton thread

I want to be an active blogger but need either more hours/day or someone to help me run the business.Unfortunately I can't afford it at this stage so will try to post whenever I can.
Hope y'all will remember me and read my ramblings even if I blog once in a while.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Doily Anamika

Though it's very hot here in Chennai I took the doily 'Anamika' from the UFO/WIP basket and made a little progress.

Finished cutting the threads and weaving the inner square and moved on to the next element of the design as of now. A little progress is better than no progress,isn't it?

I've formed a whatsApp group for embroidery/needlework addicts living in Chennai and posting little studio scoop,needle work tips,my workshop info etc there as often as possible.It's a small group as of now but I hope it'll grow very soon.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, 12 May 2017


I've been busy teaching this blackwork biscornu for the past few weeks.                    

It's going to be a busy summer because of the online version of this class which has started this week.
What are you stitching/planning to start right now?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 4 May 2017


A quick post to say hello and show a couple of things that I made.            


It's too hot here around 38c and it's difficult to keep up with everyday chores.

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

pillow covers

Hand painted fabric for pillow covers.                            


got to add some embroidery and beads before sewing...

Happy stitching!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

doilies n wallets

I spent most of my time sewing wallets and dresses this past week.                

crochet doilies are blocked and ready to be displayed.                   

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

lace,doily and shisha

A new embroidery project with mirrors and some basic stitches.                

Tatted lace in progress..                    

Crocheted doily with #20 thread..                   

Happy stitching!