Deepa, who checks in and comments now and then on Needle’nThread, has a blog called This and That, and on it, she is presently featuring a very interesting embroidery technique from India called Chemanthy work. I’ve never seen this stitch before, so I thought I’d point the post and the tutorial out to you, so you could take a look at it and add it to your stitching repertoire, too.
The stitch itself is worked in several steps, and it makes a really neat looking filler for shapes. I can see this being added to my embroidered flowers samplers! It would look great in an embroidered garden!
For a look at the stitches, check out Deepa’s post with pictures of Chemanthy work, and then step over to her photo tutorial on Chemanthy work, which features more pictures of the completed technique, as well as a very clear step-by-step on how to do it.
Thanks, Deepa, for the clear tutorial and the introduction to this technique!