Jaipur Elephant Embroidery

Taetia McEwen
Final size:
18 x 19cm (7 x 7 1?2in) design area; 34 x 43cm (13 1?2 x 17in) framed
USD $11.37
USD $11.37
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The Elephant Festival is held in Rajasthan's Jaipur each March, where a procession of these majestic beasts precedes elephant dances. In the spirit of the occasion, Taetia McEwen created an embroidery pattern to resemble the intricacy of Mehndi skin designs traditionally worked on the hands of Indian women.

  • Full materials list included in instructions
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and clear diagrams take you through the each step of this embroidery pattern.
  • Pattern sheet is included with a template for the elephant, ready for tracing
  • It is strongly recommended to use a hoop when embroidering. However, remove the silk from the hoop between stitching sessions to prevent permanent creases from forming in the silk.
  • Change the colour scheme to suit your taste, but Taetia recommends sticking to two colours. It gives the image a bold look, befitting such a creature!
  • Stitches used: Backstitch, colonial knot, coral stitch, cross stitch, detached chain (lazy daisy) stitch, fly stitch, French knot, herringbone stitch, padded satin stitch, seed stitch, stem stitch, straight stitch, trellis couching.
  • This project is recommended for an advanced crafter who would like to extend their embroidery skills.