Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Early this week I went to Budapest in Hungary( I went to visit my daughter who is studying in Czech Republic).I would like to share my craziness over the wonderful handmade embroidery that I came across at the market there..I was stunned by the creative colourful embroidery..tablecloths,cushions,bags,pillows,..and many other collections.I just bought some as a sample to be displayed at my shop 'GALERI MANIK'. Anybody interested to see just welcome to my shop.I will frame some of them as a source of inspiration (..easy to copy the nice design)or just for me to admire ..sure, I will upload here soon. We did spent half of the day at the market place.If you happen to go there, sure you will enjoy it.I also love the yarns for my crochet..and I was mad at the beads too as it is quite different from the beads from Japan.
Friday, April 12, 2013
So long I have not update my blog.I was quite busy lately and always busy..Last month, I taught 2 ladies to sew Sulam Benang or Hand Thread Embroidery.They were so interested to learn how to embroider. It is nice and LOOKS EASY.After 4 times of attending class,one of the ladies brought a kurung and asked me to sew for her.I asked 'you have learnt the skill,why do you ask me to sew, you should try yourself'..She just grinned and said 'I am afraid if I would spoil my expensive dress, now I know why..it is not a matter of skill to sew embroidery but we must also creative to match the colour of threads, to design a perfect design that looks realistic with the curve and not 'KERAS or KAKU'. Actually, it is OK as long as you always practise it and be confident to apply all the skills learnt.So Happy Sewing for this coming RAYA.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A few of my customers become my 'students' for thread hand embroidery and also beads embroidery class..On attending the class, they thought that it is easy to sew the embroidery..(of course it is not that difficult).on the first try of sewing..ha ha it is not as expected!To have the skill to hold the needle,thread and cloth..everything must be syncronized well..another thing is to make the embroidery beautiful,lively,beautiful choice of colours,the flow,the nice design and so on..again we must be patient to master the skill..try and error..if we are not satisfied, just unpick and do it again.When we look at people sewing, it seems as easy as ABC.I believe,it takes time to produce a nice piece of embroidery. That is why our old saying says ' practice makes perfect'..So my dear friens,happy sewing.