Traditional indian mirror work with instructions and transfer patterns by nancy d. An early form of mirror work was introduced to india during the reign of the mughal empire. Feb 16, 2012 add sparkle to your needlework project with kutch emboidery, a traditional technique from the indian west coast of incorporating mirrors. Shisha look embroidery with mylar machine embroidery and. Traditional indian mirror work with instructions and transfer patterns. Nov 14, 2011 this entry was posted in indian embroidery, shirazi and tagged embroidery, indian embroidery, mirror embroidery, shisha. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
Shisha free embroidery designs, cute embroidery designs. Developed in india three centuries ago, it can transform ordinary clothes, accessories, toys, and living interiors into sparkling, individualized creations. Shisha are mirrors, and shisha embroidery is a decorative way of sewing small mirrors to the surface of fabrics using a series of stitches that. Mirror work, otherwise known as shisha, can be traced back to th century persia. Mirrors loose, shisha embroidery mirrors, indian shisha embroidery, banjara,kutch embroidery shisha mirrors straightfromheart. Hand embroidery shisha stitches indian mirrors craft. Vintage india shisha mirrorwork embroidery textile and shisha. Shisha embroidery, or mirrorwork, is a type of embroidery that attaches mirrors to fabric. See more ideas about hand embroidery, embroidery stitches and indian embroidery. Mirrors are not the only thing you can add to shisha embroidery to achieve a shiny effect. Traditionally, shisheh or abhla bharat work was done using mica but beetle, tin, silver or coins were not uncommon depending on the region.
Checkout the tutorial 8 ways to attach mirrors shishas to your clothes. Check here to explore pure pure, our new luxury label, is defined by simplicity, restraint and a neutral palette of gentle, nuanced tones. Indian hand embroidery patterns and motifs ultimate designs. This was replaced by glass blown into large thin bubbles and broken into small pieces for this use. Shisha embroidery is a term given to ehe embroidery technique of attaching small pieces of mirror to fabric. Erica wilson masterfully demonstrates the complex stitches. Shisha embroidery shisha embroidery add some shine to your embroidery projects. Instead of mirror inside stitching is decorative paper.
Most people have seen little mirrors secured to indian textiles and for this reason it is also known as mirror work. I have a lovely book by jean simpson, shisha mirror embroider, that has been quite helpful and inspiring, despite being published in. I tried it the other night admittedly i didnt put my fabric on a frame or use tiny. Unearth the truth of indian mirror work strand of silk. Mirror image free shisha mirror cutwork embroidery design. Rajasthan mirrorwork the captivation of mirror work. Shisheh or abhla bharat embroidery, or mirrorwork, is a type of embroidery which attaches small pieces of mirrors reflect metal to fabric. Sort by beetle wings for embroidery greenblue real beetle wings to adorn your embroidery projects. You can also use other objects with shisha embroidery. Shisheh or abhla bharat embroidery, or mirror work, is a type of embroidery which attaches small pieces of mirrors reflect metal to fabric. A shisha look embroidery can be achieved on a domestic embroidery machine, by couching down or appliqueing small pieces of silver mylar. Shisha embroidery is the craft of sewing tiny mirroring objects to fabric.
Shisha mirror embroidery shisha mirror work sampler in an evening or half day workshop you will learn the stitching techniques for attaching small round mirrors onto fabric plus some stitches to add around the mirrors for decoration. Shisha mirrors and shisha items embroidery shop sarah homfray. I used this book to decorate a tshirt with mirrors and colorful embroidery and get complimented every time i wear it. Jan 20, 2012 the free shisha cutwork mirror design download expired april, 30 2012. Vintage india shisha mirrorwork embroidery textile and. She provides stepbystep instructions for ten basic stitching procdures and describes different kinds of. Indian shisha mirror work embroidery, diy, handmade, needlework, howto trendy embroidery designs by hand needlework i wonder if youve ever tried indian shisha mirror embroidery. When merchant and traveller marco polo visited india in the th century, he commented that mirror work embroidery from india was more intricate and skilfully crafted than any other that he had seen. Author nancy gross lived in india and pakistan and made a detailed study of the various cultures in india and describes their variation of. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Jean simpson shows how, without previous embroidery experience and with very little equipment, you can quickly learn to decorate with shisha mirrors. A list of materials suppliers adds to the books usefulness as a complete guide to shisha mirror embroidery.
It originated in 17th century india supposedly with the wife of shah jehan who built the taj maha l in her honor eventually spreading throughout asia and the middle east. The free shisha cutwork mirror design download expired april, 30 2012. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Shisha mirror embroidery carols creative workshops.
Like any form of embroidery, it takes me a bit of practice to feel satisfied with my technique, but i am fond enough of shisha to keep at it. Developed in india three centuries ago, it can transform ordinary clothes, accessories, toys, and living. A contemporary approach book online at best prices in india on. Traditional indian mirror work with instructions and transfer patterns 9780486240435 by gross, nancy d fontana, frank and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Updated by jan eaton, it pictures and describes over 400 embroidery stitches arranged by usage, ranging from basic outline and border stitches to more complex detachedfilling and pulledfabric stitches. Indian mirror work, known as shisha, is the ancient indian embroidery technique of attaching tiny mirrors onto fabric.
In addition to the embroidered items i posted for xmas, i also made a queen sized bargello quilt for my mom. I hope it brings you much happiness and lots of quilting and embroidery with little unpicking. Mirror embroidery is spread throughout asia, and today can be found in the traditional embroidery of iran, india, pakistan, afghanistan, china, and indonesia. Shisha the hindi word for little glass embroidery is also known as mirrorwork or abla embroidery. I have a lovely book by jean simpson, shisha mirror embroider, that has been quite helpful and inspiring, despite being published in the late 70s. It originated in 17th century india supposedly with the wife of shah jehan who built the taj mahal in her honor eventually spreading throughout asia read more. Check out our embroidery mirror selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. Also the book sadi thread and shisha mirrors has a number of ways to apply shisha mirrors. Yet another method involves keeping the mirror on the fabric and tying it from the back around the mirror with several rounds of thread. Mirror work, otherwise known as shisha, is one of the most captivating characteristics of traditional indian handicrafts. Shisha embroidery, or the technique of working tiny decorative mirrors into fabric, is a venerable art throughout. As you can tell by the title, this book is about incorporating mirrors into your embroidery, specifically the technique that is commonly known as shisha embroidery, in which the mirrors are held down only by. The diagrams and illustrations are excellent for learning shisha mirror embroidery.
Always smooth shisha with honing stone or crocus cloth. Shisha embroidery, or mirror work, is a type of embroidery that attaches mirrors to fabric. In some parts of india, mirror work dominates the design but in others, mirror is used to decorate specific parts of the design like the center of a flower. The ebook is packed with stepbystep photos to guarantee your success with the. The banni or heer bharat embroidery originates in gujarat, and is practiced mainly by the lohana community. Embroidery stitches, hand embroidery, embroidery designs, needle book. Today, though, lets talk about resources for shisha mirrors, different types of mirrors for embroidery, and other objects that can be attached effectively to ground fabric with the same stitches used in shisha embroidery. The shisha embroidery was originated in the 17th century in india. Illustrated instructions on how to work shisha stitch. If youre practicing shisha stitches, you might not want to invest in mirrors right off.
See more ideas about embroidery, indian embroidery and kutch work. Shisha mirror embroidery is a needlework technique that involves stitching shisha little glass mirrors in a framework mesh. Vintage shisha embroidery with mirrors pillow cover by fuzzylizzie indian fabric. Mirror work can brighten up a dull monocolored fabric by producing a shimmering design that makes it more appealing. Indian hand embroidery patterns and motifs ultimate. Ribbon embroidery flowers by hand embroidery patterns indian shisha mirror embroidery, a. Supplies used in shisha embroidery mirrors and mirror substitutes if youre venturing into shisha embroidery for the first time, you dont have to use mirrors to practice. Developed during the 17th century, it is practiced widely throughout india and the east and has many variations. Originally, pieces of mica were used as the mirrors, but later, thin blownglass pieces were broken and used. Shisha mirror embroidery, a contemporary approach by jean simpson. See more ideas about embroidery, embroidery stitches and hand embroidery.
Add sparkle to your needlework project with kutch emboidery, a traditional technique from the indian west coast of incorporating mirrors. Shisha stitch is wonderful stitch that has a long and rich history associated with indian embroidery. Playing around with shisha embroidery and pretty paper shisha plus stitches. Find out all you want to know about shisha mirror embroidery, a contemporary approach by jean simpson. Indian shisha mirrorwork embroidery, diy, handmade, needlework, howto trendy embroidery designs by hand needlework i wonder if youve ever tried indian shisha mirror embroidery. This is an outstanding reference book that will enable all needleworkers to master the art of embroidery. Sheesha or mirror embroidery is traced back to 17th century in iran and it is said to have been brought to indian through various travelers during the mughal era.614 493 1031 174 430 732 1376 387 1475 1270 888 878 450 1303 967 998 524 433 882 165 74 1512 489 122 298 870 5 1334 563 17 1449 371 1301 501