December 18, 2017

MooshieStitch Monday: Kamal Kadai Stitch (2 color with pearl cotton)


Hello there! One of my favorite embroidery techniques is Kamal Kadai work.

My previous attempts at Kamal Kadai, I stitched flowers using 6 strand cotton floss. I was curious to see how different it would look with pearl cotton and using two colors.

To start, I referred to this photo tutorial.


I drew a 3.5 inch by 3.5 inch square with a water soluble pen onto my fabric.

Find the center of the square - draw lines and create 4 boxes within that square.

Then I made a mark every 1/4 inch - so there were 6 marks total between the middle box line and each corner ... hopefully that makes sense and the photo helps with the explanation!


Starting from the lower left square, bring your needle up from the top mark and stitch over the lowest mark on the upper right square (as seen above).


Continue by stitching from the next mark in the upper right square and stitch down to the next mark in the lower left square. Keep doing this back and forth until you finish stitching to each mark (as seen below). You will then want to couch down in the middle.


Now it is time to start weaving with your second color.


If you want to see a more detailed tutorial on how to weave - check out my first Kamal Kadai flower post for more step by step instructions.



Once you have weaved both squares, you will repeat the steps.

Stitch your lines and couch them down in the middle.




All finished weaving! Now my favorite part - removing the pens lines with water!


There you have it - two color pearl cotton Kamal Kadai stitch.


I really liked how this turned out. I think pearl cotton is much easier to use for this stitch than the cotton floss.

The two color effect is great for this stitch also - I now want to try it with other colors. Black and white would be cool or green and red for Christmas!


If you want to see my other version of the Kamal Kadai flower in cotton floss - check out this post!

See you next time!




Hi! I'm Michelle (aka Mooshie) and I've been stitching since 2007. I own more embroidery hoops than I will ever need and am a borderline hoarder of floss.

You can find me on my blog, MooshieStitch, Instagram, and on Etsy.

Christmas Countdown #18: Bumpkin Hill

Christmas Countdown 18 - Bumpkin Hill Monty Mouse Felt Ornament Pattern, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

This sweet Monty Mouse Ornament Pattern by Jessica at Bumpkin Hill is delightful. Jessica is also offering a bundle of all her felt ornament patterns as well, check her shop to see them all!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 17, 2017

Christmas Countdown #17: Plushwork Wreath

Christmas Countdown 17 - Mooshiestitch Monday Plushwork Wreath Tutorial, a Feeling Stitchy feature

Some of you may have missed this beautiful Plushwork Wreath Tutorial by Michelle last year, since it came a bit late in our December schedule.

Well, you really can't miss it, and I think you'll love creating a few of these, for sure! It's a good warm-up, as Michelle has a brand new tutorial ready for tomorrow!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 16, 2017

Christmas Countdown #16: Mountains of Thread

Christmas Countdown 16 - Mountains of Thread Monogram Embroidery Kit, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

I love this sweet, simple Christmas Monogram Embroidery Kit - it's such a fresh, uncomplicated design, with a lovely muted palette.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 15, 2017

Christmas Countdown #15: Benzie Design

Christmas Countdown 15 - Benzie Design Felt Bundle curated by Mmm Crafts, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

If you have never crafted with wool or wool-blend felt, I highly recommend trying Benzie Design on Etsy - this beautiful Guest Curated Felt Bundle can be purchased in 6 different colorways, coordinated to match the Mmm Crafts 12 Days of Christmas Patterns.

I've purchased this felt bundle myself, and it is gorgeous and well worth a try. If you're looking for Christmas palettes that are unique and more vibrant than the typical red and green, this is your ticket!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 14, 2017

Christmas Countdown #14: Augusta and Ace

Christmas Countdown 14 - Augusta and Ace God Bless Us Everyone hoop featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

This God Bless Us Everyone hoop by Augusta and Ace is made to order, and just perfect, in my opinion. Love the colors and sweet little details - lovely!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 13, 2017

Christmas Countdown #13: Beth Colletti

Christmas Countdown 13 - Beth Colletti Folk Art Embroidery Kit, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

Something about the cool simplicity of this Folk Art Embroidery Kit by Beth Colletti really appeals to me. I love that the simple stitches will look just as lovely after Christmas, as a pretty winter decoration.

This is also available as a PDF pattern, if you'd like to choose your own fabric and colors.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 12, 2017

Christmas Countdown #12: Colour and Cotton

Christmas Countdown 12 - Colour and Cotton Kit designed by Homestitchness, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

I am thoroughly loving this Merry and Bright Cross Stitch Kit designed by Homestitchness for Colour and Cotton. The bright pastel thread colors and cute trim make a perfect little piece or tree ornament.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 11, 2017

Christmas Countdown #11: Red Bear Design

Christmas Countdown 11 - Red Bear Design Joyeux Noel Cross Stitch pattern, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

I love this Joyeux Noel Cross Stitch pattern by Red Bear Design - I really enjoy pastel tones and a break from the usual bold colors of the season - and this palette just does the trick.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 10, 2017

Christmas Countdown #10: Craftiness Is Not Optional

Christmas Countdown 10 - Craftiness is Not Optional Fleece Tree Skirt free pattern, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

If you're looking for an elegant, simple tree skirt to make, this Free Fleece Pointsettia Tree Skirt tutorial is just the thing - found on the wonderful crafty blog Craftiness Is Not Optional.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 9, 2017

Christmas Countdown #9: Val Laird Designs

Christmas Countdown 9 - Val Laird Designs Christmas Dove Free Pattern, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

I couldn't help but be charmed by this Free Christmas Dove Pattern by Val Laird Designs. Just a few simple stitches can transform this sweet pattern in so many ways!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 8, 2017

Christmas Countdown #8: Nancy Nicholson Design

Christmas Countdown 8 - Nancy Nicholson Design Christmas Pocket patterns, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

These Christmas pocket patterns by Nancy Nicholson Design are so sweet - I love the colors and variety of stitches.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 7, 2017

Christmas Countdown #7: Ellucy Stitches

Christmas Countdown 7 - Ellucy Stitches Go Away pattern, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

Maybe the holidays just aren't your thing? Then express your holiday grump quite elegantly with this Go Away pattern by Ellucy Stitches. Unwelcome Christmas cheer need not get any further than the door this year. :)

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 6, 2017

Christmas Countdown #6: Roxy Creations

Christmas Countdown 6 - Roxy Creations Felt Gnome Santa patterns, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

How cute are these little Felt Gnome Santa patterns by Roxy Creations? This looks like hours of delight with little pieces of felt and fuzz - perfect!

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

December 5, 2017

Christmas Countdown #5: Trellis and Thyme

Christmas Countdown 5- Trellis and Thyme Frosted Tart Pattern, featured on Feeling Stitchy by floresita

I am always charmed by Trellis and Thyme's holiday offerings, like this sweet Frosted Tart Ornament pattern - I love the idea of simple little ornaments that can be stitched up quickly as gifts or during quiet moments with family.

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!

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