Shisha embroidery is a perfect partner for block printed images. Look what you can achieve by adding a few hand-embroidered embellishments to a block print. Look at The Arty Crafty Place for a wide selection of Indian wooden printing blocks, textile paints, and so much more!!
Same block, different colour scheme and stiches! I have added beads and sequins too for extra BLING
Below are a couple of samplers showing Shisha and Chemanthy stitch, which looks very impressive but is really quite an easy stitch once you get the 'rythm' going.
Simple Paisley block printed images embellished with a wide
range of stitches (chain, blanket, wheel to name but a few)
Chemanthy stitch is sewn using variegated Anchor
thread which gives a pretty effect.
There are other Shisha shapes that you can try, such as squares, triangles and diamonds. Here are my samples:-
If you would like details on how you can book a Shisha/Indian Embroidery Workshop for your group, please email me.