Cross stitch Embroidery

Using Cross stitch is the easiest method of embroidery on fabric. The entire design is made of crosses in different colours. To enable embroidery the fabric weave has small holes at equidistance and this makes counting very easy. The weave can be fine or thick and depending on the weave the designs can be simple…

Découpage

Découpage as a craft/art form is very old. I became aware of decoupage as an art form by reading about it in an encyclopedia. The article aroused my curiosity and on reading that the method is to paste cut out pictures or dried flowers and leaves on a wooden surface embedded in varnish I decided…

Fabric Painting

Painting on fabric is an ancient art and has been prevalent for centuries. Ever since humans learnt to spin thread and weave fabric, decorating was the next logical step. Colour was applied either by dyeing the entire fabric or applying colour directly in patterns. Asians have a long history in this craft as the oldest…

Repousse or Metalwork

Repousse is the method of working on metal from the reverse side. By hammering and shaping from the back a low relief design or ornamentation is created. I spent a day at Mr. Vivek Das’s Studio to get a feel of the technique. I am posting the photos in sequence of work 1. Copper sheet fixed in…

Step by Step Decoration of Easter Eggs!

Easter is celebrated at a time when new life is sprouting after a long and hard winter. The tradition of Easter eggs is related to a long happy life, rebirth and immortality.  Easter Sunday falls on the day Jesus Christ Resurrected and so it  is celebrated.  Different traditions are followed of painting eggs and decorating…

Dress the Figure – Tutorial and Challenge ! Last Date 30th April 2015

This is a challenge I am posting. You have to dress the template of the man provided. I am posting the tutorial of how I have done it. You have to dress the figure and click a picture and post it on the website www.culturechauraha.com by 30th of April 2015. The best entry will be…

Easy to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

  Holi is a festival of fun and frolic. We play with colours, but over the last so many years our colours have changed to chemicals. These chemical colours are harmful to our skin, system as well as the environment. There has been an effort by a lot of people to create awareness and promote…

White Decorative Tree

Posting another tutorial for a decorative multipurpose white tree. This white artificial  bonsai tree was made for a friends  sister’s wedding. He wanted all the friends and family to write their wishes for his sister and hang them on the tree. The tree was to be devoid of leaves. After trying to get us to…