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« on: September 09, 2004 11:37:59 AM »

Need some inspiration for embroidery? I was just looking up henna patterns and thought they'd make beautiful embroidery. http://mehandi.com is a great resource, or just type henna patterns in a search and see what you can find!

« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2004 07:57:38 AM »

Wonderful resource; thank you!
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2004 10:17:53 AM »

Here are a few that I have done. This is a great opening to ask about something that has been bothering me for awhile. Last year, I started embroidered modified mendhi designs on patches of denim I had laying around but I have now idea what to do with them. I have four of them, each is around 5in x 4in. Any ideas?
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2004 08:14:47 PM »

Those are great! I would get a little frame for each one, maybe silver and hang them all together in a group.

« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2004 11:39:40 AM »

Hey - we had the same thought. I've been looking at henna patterns as well...

If you've got a few done, why not either frame them (as suggested earlier) or ..
* make each the centerpiece of a pillow sham
* do a few more, and cut up some more squares to make a throw (I'm doing this now with old jeans). I like your idea and may embroider a few squares of it during a 6 hour flight next month.

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2004 08:56:57 PM »

You could make them into purses. 
Or inset them into the backs of denim jackets.

they look really nice.
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2004 08:49:36 PM »

WOw! Beautiful work, merwing!

The Summer issue of Marie Claire Idees (a French mag...I don't read/speak French, but if you are a crafty/visual person, you can figure most of the patterns out and use an internet translater for the rest) has some great embroidery patterns based on traditional henna designs.

I'm thinking of doing one on the back of a jean jacket I got at a thrift store....

The magazine is available at B&N and Borders. It is worth getting a hold of!

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