Friday, August 21, 2015

Kutch work on Cushion covers

Kutch work on Cushion covers

I took up doing kutchwork on these cushion covers as a project for the month of August. Happy that I started n finished the work fast. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

kutch work on a synthetic saree

Kutch work on a synthetic saree

I wonder why I was not blogging in the last few years?! Whereas, I have been working on one or the  other embroidery work... like  this saree, a salwar kameez for myself, bedshert,(posting shortly)Some stitching etc..
Though I had sufficient craft work to post I regret I have not been posting... but not delaying any more! Here is one of my works done in the previous years!
Talking about this saree,
  I did kutch work on pink colour synthetic saree with magenta colour silken thread. This  one is for my mother:)
I chose this particular motif for three reasons,
1) this was the latest motif at that point of time
2) this motif has easy to do kutch work which goes very fast while working on it
3) does not need  too much of other embroidery work  other than kutch work.

 The saree has total of 15  such motifs show n in the first picture and small diamond motifs in between.
I remember I did this one in 2006 during my stay in the USA to utilise my free time.  However do not exactly remember the time spent working on it.
Pallu of the saree
A close up of the motifs in the body of saree

Another closeup view

 View of Reverse side of the work done

Along with kutch work, stem stitch and herring bone stitch also called as kashmiri stitch are used.
Has this been inspiring enough to pick the needle and start working on a saree for yourselves!?
If so,  I feel thankful for visiting this post . 
Cheers :) 
Happy embroidering!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

kutch work bedsheet

Hello friends .I know it has been a very long time since I posted anything related to kutch work in this blog.I call this second kutchwork bed sheet as this is the second one I have done.. and yet to post the pictures of the first bed sheet .
I had been working on this kutch work bedsheet in the last month... it took about 35 hours to complete the bedsheet which has this beautiful motif in the centre  along with diamond motifs all over the body.
Here is a closeup of the center motif

Here is the  close  of the diamond motif

This is the view of the complete bed sheet

A total of 30 diamond motifs  in kutch work along with the center kutch work motif took about 35 hours ... which gave me immence peace of mind and joy  while working on it.
Along with kutch work,  button hole stitch, stem stitch and herring bone stitch has been done in the center motif!

What do you think of it?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


As I  have already mentioned in my profile , that I dedicate these two blogs of mine to my mother smt Veena Gadagkar and  a very close friend of hers smt Megha D Marathe,I thought of publishing a pictures of them who have been friends for nearly forty (40) years now.

Smt Marathe is has conducted needle work classes in Muddebihal,Karnataka state for the last 35+ years and currently residing with her son Kedar in Bijapur. She is an institution of the needle works and crafts. She has a huge I really mean a very huge collection of hand embroidery and kutch work designs of all different sizes.She uses pinhole method to trace the designs .. which she later taught to my mother and thus I learnt from my mother.
Smt Marathe is very good at fabric painting,soft doll making,sewing,all types of hand embroidery like Karnataki kasuti,cross stitch, moti takka,machine embroidery,knitting,tatting, crochet,ribbon work,ekamal kadhai,mirror work, kutch work etc. in short.. you name it .... she knows it.She is a famous lady aroud the place for her craft.
Here is a picture of smt Megha marathe in blue saree holding my little daughter ,  sitting is my mother in red saree.

Out of need my mother started classes in Bijapur in the early 80s. I was about 9 years then and was verymuch fascinated towards the colourful threads,paints,brushes,..I felt   the joy of making your own dress cannot be expressed in words.I remember helping my mother do the kutch work bed sheet with simple hand embroidery in 1982  .-1983... I was around 7 years then.You can Imagine my love towards the craft.By my 8th standard vacations... 1989 I had mastered the kutch work embroidery and also learnt fabric  and glass paintings.My mother never discouraged me from doing these activities, neither did she push me to keep on studying all the time... Now I wonder.. how beautiful were those days. :)
My mother has always been like a friend in my life.However as the sanskrit saying goes...
जननी  जन्म भूमिश्च   स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी ....meaning ...Mother and Birth Land are greater than Heaven..
I dedicate my blogs to these wonderful women in my life! 

Angel arrives

An angel arrives :)

I have not been blogging for the last 3-4 years.I know it's a long, long time ..... and I kept wondering what kept me away! There are a few good reasons but not sufficient enough to  be away for sooo long I feel.

one of the reasons was..
.my new home was being constructed it ( in which we have settled for the last 2 + years.)took about year and a half..
An Angel has arrived into our family.. :)
Yes after moving to our new Home.. there was a Good news ...and My elder daughter Prachi became proud sister to a cute little baby girl.. Shripriya.. who is already a year plus old now. She keeps me on my toes...It has been a very happy journey these days and the angel has definitely brought a lot of fun ,joy,n merriment into our lives!
here is a picture of shripriya  on the back ground you can see the kutch work bed sheet .

Prachi and shripriya