This was my first embroidery on my own, when I was 17. Had it all along as a keepsake. The upper design is around the neck and the design below was done on the sleeves of my blouse.
Wed, 2009-07-01 12:37
Beautiful work Purni. My favorite color is black. When I was in India, I used to collect/wear black embroidered blouses, and chudidaars. The fav color is still the same for me even today.
Wed, 2009-07-01 20:18
Thank you, Lata Ma'am...
actually this is 12years old... and I still have the matching saree of this one, which was my Mom's.... based on the flowers on that saree, I made this design....all my other work may or may not be with me.... am going to my Mom's next week... would find some of the most enjoyed ones..... would bring more pics to share, of course.... actually it was kind of a hobby for me & my sis at home... She is a tailor... she would stitch the blouse or chudis and I would embroider... I dont know how to use a machine, though.... I usually make hand embroideries... My sister's stye is different... Would share some of her projects too, after my visit to Mom's......
Wed, 2009-07-01 20:40
nice work purni,good colour match.naanu order kudakalama??
Wed, 2009-07-01 20:44
Thank You Lakshmiji.... anytime.... Ungaloda Kolathaiye design-a pottutaa, pochu.... as a keep sake for you....
Wed, 2009-07-01 21:13
Oh! Karupputhaan ungalukku pidicha colour.. Aaa?
Purani nice to know that u r good at embroidery also.Good if u can try Lakshmi's work. But for that u must by lace cloth!
My neighbour aunty ( 80+) used to admire my daily kolam and one day she copied it and put the same kolam in her table cloth with colourful threads with 'steam' stich.and she said she will keep it for remembering me.I miss her so much.
Wed, 2009-07-01 22:21
Nice and beautiful work purni. I like black very much, For me pls next time try with mango borders in gold thread.
Fri, 2009-07-03 00:59
Wow!! more talent coming out... Purni great work. I too love embroidery very much and my favourite is cross stitch.. must see if I can find my work and try to upload.. Waiting to see your sister's collection soon... and goes without saying black is my favourite too - Anita has to wear saree everyday to college and only now I realised that I have so many sarees in black that almost every alternate day she has to wear a black blouse, though she has no regrets as black is her favourite too...