Friday, April 6, 2012

Satin Stitch-1

TAST-2012-Week 14-Satin Stitch

This weeks challenge is Satin Stitch. Please visit Sharon's site here:

Well, this is one of the stitches I m not comfortable with. Some how I feel my stitches are not that picture perfect no matter how much I try. I only take up small projects and very few at that as far as this stitch is concerned. And once they are over, I just feel relieved. ..I never had nor do have that much time as this stitch requires lots of concentration and time.

I think of learning it properly and practise it. But some how I always put it off. 

I have found Mary Corbet's tips, tutorials and many instructions on this stitch so very useful and easy to understand. It answered many of my doubts. You also can visit the site here:

Hmm...I think I should make some time and learn this stitch properly.....Any way, here are some of my very old work. My mom also helped me in this. When ever I look at them, I don't believe that I have done them...well it could have been one of those rare moments...or my mom's guidance....

Below are the beautiful works from the artisans of Bengal:















Well watch out, I am going to try my hand and post something.......may be....:) :) :)....


10 comments:

Samira said...

Urs is an amazing site. I simly love it. Ur posts are so beautifully written and beautiful pics, it rally makes me happy to chk out on ur blog. One of my fav posts is where u had shown different types of chain stitches.... I was really very amazed to see so many versions of chain stitches.. Thanks for sharing them.. Happy to follow u...

Ms Sharma said...

Thanks a lot Samira

libbyquilter said...

the needle and thread blog did help me a lot. some very good tips to consider while executing the stitch.

very nice examples of satin stitch and i can hardly wait to see what you do with your sample.

;-)
libbyQ

Rose said...

This is beautiful work!

Queenie Patch said...

Your mother must have been a very good teacher! Your work is lovely, as is the samples of the artisans of Bengal.
I agree, the satin stitch takes a long time to do but the result is usually stunning and very long lasting. I have marked bed linen embroidered by my great grandmother; made 80 years ago and after many, many washes it still shines like satin.
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Looking forward to next week's stitching.

Ms Sharma said...

Thanks a lot Rose, Libby Q and Queenie Patch for you comments.

All your works are so creative and beautiful that I learn a lot from you all and always look forward to what you do next.

Masha Novoselova said...

this is very beautiful examples!! I love them! their colors especially! so bright and clean! wonderful stitching!
hugs from Russia,
Masha

Debbie said...

Nice work, Ms. Sharma. Came out nice even though you're not comfortable with it.

Madhavi said...

These saris are very beautifully done. Good colour combination.

Ms Sharma said...

Thanks a lot, Masha, Debbie and Madhavi