Alka, Stumpwork is not very difficult and everything that is required for it is available in Jamnagar. You basically need white or clear organza, 28 guage metal wire that is available at your local store that sells electrical fuses etc., DMC or Anchor floss, a hoop for stretching your fabrics, a very sharp pair of scissors and a big, sharp needle with a big eye on it for you wires to go through and of course ground fabric for the main body of your embroidery. There are lots of books on the subject as well. Good luck and hope to see some of your work on SF.
We are now friends Alka...Thank you. I also do crochet, hand embroidery and fabric painting . Do visit my blog and give your valuable comments. Joined 2012 on mid way on 23rd week. Happy to say I learnt so many stitches which I never heard of before and love it.
Thanks for adding me as your friend, I'm new here and will take little time to understand the formalities.
I'm a fan of Ms Sharon, to me She is Magician in embroiedery Stitches and a wonderful person on this beautiful Planet, I thank Almighty for letting me here with you all,
I too love brazilian embroidery, sharing a link wherein you may download the 'pdf' files which gives instructions in a very easy manner to understand,
hope this helps you,
While travelling for office in Train Journey; I do little crochet work.
I have recently completed one Blackwork motifs on my Kurta and a saree; painted with our Tribal Warli designs, I have done some hand embroidery work for learning purposes, simultanously; doing hardanger motifs on my Punjabi suit because of encouragement of my Hardanger yahoo egorup.
one saree got traced for Hand embroidery,
please pray that soon I could complete and share them with you,
I really liked your work very much, they are very nice and neat. will share my query on one embroidery stitch done earlier; till then good bye.
Thanks for your comments. I am honored to be your friend; In 3 weeks, we will go in India(Rajasthan)I have always wanted visiting your country for the textil traditions and the cooking( I do some india cooking like Nan, curry, biryani, tandori.......)
Hi Alka, I was in India (Delhi and Lucknow) four years ago for the first time; I hope to go back for a visti sometime because I found India so beautiful and interesting. If you'd like the pattern for the octopus, you can find it in my new book, Sew Magical for Kids (on Amazon) or when I finish getting my new studio set up, I'll look into making it into a PDF downloadable file. (This is something new that I'm learning how to do, so it may take awhile. ?) Does your son like sea creatures?