I found Lakshmi Sadala’s very cool blog when she commented on one of my posts. I’ve linked all the photos in this post to the original posts on her blog, so you can just click and go look. I absolutely love these network flowers!
The flowers below are the chemanthi stitch. As well as a few posts with beautiful embroideries, there’s a Chemanthi stitch tutorial post so you can do it yourself.
There’s an enormous variety of embroidery on her blog – some Indian, some not, and all kinds of creative experiments with stitching. She has a variety of written and video tutorials, and lots of links to other Indian embroidery blogs. I’ve been desperately trying to read all of it but there’s so much it’s going to take a few more weeks. It’s really incredible!
The picture to the right is from a tutorial on attaching square mirrors to your embroidery with a beautiful net effect. Below is a creative use of herringbone that I really like.