Indian Embroidery

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.

I had a hard time deciding what to feature here! Anyway, here is one more design in fly stitch and lazy daisies:

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9 Responses to Indian Embroidery

  1. Lakshmi Sadala says:

    Hello Hannah,
    I am very glad that you liked my embroidery works and very very happy to see your post. It is my pleasure you liked Indian embroidery and I have done a very little of it. But I have some good collections and I will post them soon.
    I myself find much difference of my very first network( and the two more projects later. Network should be like in my very first post. The honey comb shapes formed by network should be very small.

    Love and Regards
    Lakshmi Sadala

  2. Sharon Brodeuse says:

    Would love to have more information – especially a video tutorial – on the Indian embroidery style called “kantha”. Thanks Lakshmi and Hannah.

  3. Elmsley Rose says:


  4. Larraine Leonard says:

    Thank you for a very enjoyable website. I have just recently found it. Then I share it with another EGA friend. Keep up the great work, thanks again, Larraine Leonard aka

  5. Hello Hannah,
    I enjoy your posts about different types of embroideries .Love your projects too.
    I have a post on free Indian embroidery video tutorials at my blog,I think Sharon may find it helpful. I have a tutorial on kantha too. Please check the Indian embroidery section.


  6. mehek says:

    hi hannah,
    i found ur blog thro sharon introducory post and since then i keep reading all ur posts,they r simply awesome.though my blog is in hindi for poems am great fan of embroidery and do little bit of it when time permits from my patients and housework.Am glad u wrote about laxshamis blog,she has a great blog,awesome,i read her blog to regularly.also i think u will like to browse through two more blogs
    1) from india , she ha nice info on brazilian embroidery and lots good tutorials in sidebar.
    2) from austrelia,she is having awesome tutorials on silk ribbon embroidery.
    wish to read lots more about different kind of embroidery on ur blog to.regard mehek.

    • Hannah says:

      I am so glad to hear from you! As you can see from my new post, I found Deepa’s blog. That is a beautiful silk ribbon embroidery blog. Thank you for the links!

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