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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Mirror work

Mirror work Mirror work is the art of stitching mirrors on to the fabric in a variety of designs.





Mirrors of different shapes Square, Diamond, Round etc and sizes are used for Mirror work.

Mirror work can be done on any fabric in sarees, blouse pieces, skirts etc. After fixing the mirror you can stitch beads around to make it more attractive.

Sequence is a plastic silver coated material available in different shapes and size. This is also used instead of mirrors.

Materials Required

Mirrors or sequence of desired shapes & sizes Embroidery ThreadNeedle

There are different ways of fixing mirrors of different shapes to the fabric. Two or three strands of thread are taken to fix mirrors or sequence.
First:

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For Round MirrorsPlace the mirror on the cloth & draw the out line. Mark a dotted line 1/2 cm away from the outline. On the dotted line work chain stitch loosely.

Join the last & first chain . Then pass the thread through the inner chain. when it reaches the last chain, insert the mirror and pull the thread and make it tight. Bring the needle out through any chain and then take the needle down the fabric and end it with a knot.

Second:

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You can also fix mirrors by stitching with the mirror placed on the cloth in position. Keep the mirror in position and start stitching. Refer to the figure on the right side and follow the instructions given below

Take the needle to B
Bring the needle to C
From C to D
D to E
E to F
F to G
G to H

Again come back to A. If you want a thicker appearance repeat once again

Do Button hole or blanket stitch on the thread .To give a finishing touch to the work, you can do Closed Herring Bone or Chain stitch as the outline of the mirror.

6 Comments:

Blogger Amna said...

Thanx Vignesh,for sharing these idead,mostly I follow the second method ,but the first one too is very easy and interesting,will definetly try,also for other stitches like kantha stitch please do include the step by step instructions,I am waiting for the instructions ,as I have a dupatta that I wanted to make ,before new year so please do upload them
Also, This is my first visit to your blog,love ur ideas,even the crotchet blog is very good.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Char / Stitchary! said...

Thank you so much for this post. I had bought some mirrors to add to a particular art quilt I'm making. Your instructions are very clear and very helpful.

11:57 AM  
Blogger twisha patel said...

amazing mirror work, i like it, you can buy latest Designer Dress Material from paris sarees.

10:55 PM  
Blogger twisha patel said...

Nice blog..at paris Embroidery sarees shopping from paris sarees.

4:51 AM  
Blogger sri lakshmi M said...

excellent tutorial

7:02 PM  
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thank you so much :)

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