Taken from my other website WidjaBroderie , I’m wishing you a Spooktacular Halloween.
Accompanying my mom to stock up on her embroidery threads, I caught the glimpse of these beautiful colorful yarns on the shelf.
For those who have not checked my other website yet, could you please visit and follow me at Widja Broderie for a collection of hand embroidered clutch, purse, bags and lifestyle items. ‘See’ you there 🙂
Shot with iPhone 4S
My mom made this tablecloth a very very very long time ago. I admire her quality of work. The precision of each stitch, combined with colour combination, fulfil the intricacy of the whole design.
If you would like to see more of her creations, please click here.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in M @ 1/40, f/10, ISO 800
The original idea came from Indonesian Loro Blonyo (I have posted here about the story), but I drew them using mostly geometrical shapes. The drawings which I did about 10 years ago resulted in about a dozen of couples, inspired by traditional outfits from around the world.
My mother, whom I might say a hobbyist-turned-to-expert embroiderer, meticulously embroidered each of them, which in turn designed into tote bags. You can find the whole collections in my other website Widja Broderie.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in M @ 1/125, f/1.8, ISO 400
One of the December issue of Widja Broderie, my line of evening clutch collections. This month I’m inclined to peacock motifs, as you can see in the collections. What is currently brewing for January issue will be completely different. Please do stay tuned :-).
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/640, f/2.8, ISO 400
Today I’m finally brave enough to post about Widja Broderie, the project which I’ve been busy with lately. It’s a collection of hand embroidered purses, created by my mom and I. I put my heart and lots of efforts into it. As each purse is hand embroidered, it means that each item is a unique piece of art. There won’t be any 2 pieces which are exactly alike. Please drop by here to see the current collections.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/250, f/1.8, ISO 400
Him being a 7 year old super active energy ball, I never expected my youngest son to sit down quietly with his grandma, doing embroidery! But yes, it did happened the other day, after he came back from school. He wanted to learn embroidery, and the best guru is currently here. We had to use kitchen towel, as I don’t have material available at home. He wrote his 5-letter name on it and aiming to finish 1 letter a day. (Let’s see how he’s going to execute his self-set goal 😉
Seeing them so immersed together really touched me. We don’t live in the same country, so we are extremely lucky if 3 generations can be together 30-40 days a year. Precious time like this doesn’t come very often. So we are just enjoying the “now”, because now is all we have.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot @ 1/250, f/2, ISO 100
Embroidery is one of my mom’s hobbies and she’s super talented in it, as you can see. She used to do it a lot. It was part of my childhood memory, watching her sitting down quietly, doing her embroidery. She always prefers floral motifs, as she can play around a lot with colours and various stitches. She just doesn’t like drawing / transferring the pattern onto the material. So that was the only role I played part in, using at that time, carbonised paper.
Now she’s here with me for a three week visit, so I have got a chance to see her doing it again. It’s a bliss to see her sitting on my sofa, magically filling the flower one by one with colourful thread. And the time stand still.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot @ 1/80, f/4, ISO 320