Elephant

Gorgeous aari work elephant embroidery

Elephant

Here is the gorgeous aari work elephant embroidery blouse. I have used gold beads to the outline. Stone chain is used to decorate in-between portions to enlighten the design. I have used blue, green and golden yellow silk threads in chain stitch to fill the body of elephant design. Zarkhand stone glued for the elephant eye. Final design outline done by chain stitch with green colour silk thread.

Blouse neck line done by cat walk stitch, dark blue and golden yellow colour threads are used. Stone chain glued along with neckline and stitched later with normal sewing thread. Leaf design filled with padded load stitch and outline stitched with golden beads and chain stitch.

Mango design decorated with big size drop kundan and filled with padded stitch. The remaining space of the blouse glued golden stones, It's outline stitched green colour silk thread with chain stitch. That's it gorgeous aari work elephant embroidery done.

Here is the step by step tutorial, Youtube video link given below.

Gold beads stitching
Gold beads stitching
Stone chain stitching
Stone chain stitching
Chain stitch to fill the body of elephant
Chain stitch to fill the body of elephant
Fixing zarkhand stone
Fixing zarkhand stone
Cat walk stitch
Cat walk stitch
Leaf design chain stitch
Leaf design chain stitch
Decorated with big size drop kundan
Decorated with big size drop kundan
Stitching gold beads to the leaf outline
Stitching gold beads to the leaf outline
Final aari work elephant
Final aari work elephant
Stiching ouline of butis
Stiching ouline of butis

What is Aari work or Maggam work?

Learn Aari work or Maggam work

What is Aari work or Maggam work?

Aari work is a type of embroidery which is done on a stretched fabric and stitching the design with a long needle that has a hook in the end. The needle is named as Aari, from which the embroidery work derives its name as Aari work. This work consists of beads, stones, golden and silver threads which give a royal richness to the design. Aari work is known for its elegant thread work that enhances the gravity of hand embroidery. Sliding from the families of the ruling kings and the queens, today, the craft can be seen on any teenager’s blouse or top, with the traditional gear of various states, like sarees, Gagra choli of a bride or on festive attire.

Tools

The needle used for aari work comes in only one size and they are available in local market. Steel Crochet Hooks also can be used in this work available in various sizes in the market.

Other tools

Materials

• Various types and colours of beads, kundans, stones, and pearls are used to give rich look to the embroidery designs.
• Stone chain and pearl chain are used to give a dazzling effect to the design.
• Colourful threads are used according to the design and patterns.
• Fabric gum is used to fix the stones on fabric.
• Zari, silver or gold thread is used to stitch the design pattern.
• Different shades of embroidery thread are used to embroider the design.
• Various sizes & shades of Zardosi (A spring type of metal thread) are used to give the design a bright look.

Making Process

Initially, the cloth is stretched and tied to a frame to remove loose folds. Usually, wood cot or iron cot used to stretch the cloth. With the help of a lead pencil or chalk powder, the design is traced on the fabric. After tracing matching color threads or golden threads is embroidered along the traced design. Aari needle is pushed through the cloth and thread from the reverse side is hooked in the aari needle and pulled out from the upper side. Needle is again inserted in the cloth a little distance away from the previous pierce and pulls the thread out locking the previous stitch. This process is continued until the pattern is formed on the cloth. Designs are embellished with zari and embroidered with matching beads and stones which gives the fabric rich look.