Sarika Agrawal Flowers & Petals Textile Designs

Flowers & Petals Textile Designs: Sarika Agrawal

Flowers & Petals Textile Designs: Embroidery has been one of the most common and long known needle work and has been in vogue for ages. Times have changed and so have these arts become quite difficult and exquisite but even now there are many people who are dedicated towards Embroidery. With the use of advanced machines embroidery has become very cost-effective and time efficient but still hand embroidery remains as the best. It’s value is greater than the machine-made embroidery. Hand embroidery designs are quite handy as they can be done on any fabric and for any occasion. It can be a great way to pass time as well as learn a great art. Today we have some special hand embroidery designs for you to consider:

Flowers & Petals Textile Designs

Flowers & Petals Textile Designs

Embroidery in India includes dozens of embroidery styles that vary by region and clothing styles. Designs in Indian embroidery are formed on the basis of the texture and the design of the fabric and the stitch. The dot and the alternate dot, the circle, the square, the triangle, and permutations and combinations of these constitute the design.

Embroidery in India has come a long way. As fashion trends changed with time, Indian Embroidery adapted to the new climate and managed to remain elegant and sophisticated. While each embroidery technique possesses its speciality, one thing is for certain, each one of them makes a serious style statement.

Phulkari: Punjab Rural Embroidery Tradition

  • Origin: Mentioned in the folklore of Heer Ranjha, Phulkari comes from a rural embroidery tradition in Punjab. Its present form can be traced back to Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s reign in the 15th century.
  • Creation: The base cloth is dull, often handspun khadi, which is then completely covered with bright colored embroidered design leaving no gaps. Each motif follows a geometric pattern with motifs of nature (chiefly flowers) using darn stitch for easy vertical, horizontal, and diagonal threadwork.
  • Style: Previously chosen khaddar is being rapidly replaced by fabrics such as georgette, chiffon, and cotton and along with hand-embroidered clothes, machine-made clothes have made this style more accessible. With a phulkari suit, mixing and matching is a bet you can’t lose. With oxidized silver jewelry, you can easily achieve the right ethnic look. Phulkari Kurtis can be paired with jeans for a contemporary look while lightly embroidered suits can be used for daily wear. Traditionally a bridal outfit, Phulkari can also be chosen for a cheerful festive look in a wide range of colors.

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