|Mirror work is the art of stitching mirrors on to
the fabric in a variety of designs.
Mirrors of different shapes (Square, Diamond, Round
etc) and sizes are used for Mirror work. Mirror work
can be done on any fabric in sarees, blouse pieces, skirts etc. After fixing the mirror you can stitch
beads around to make it more attractive.
Sequence is a
plastic silver coated material available in different shapes and size. This
is also used instead of mirrors.
Mirrors or sequence of desired shapes & sizes
There are different ways of fixing mirrors of
different shapes to
the fabric. Two or three strands of thread are taken to fix mirrors or sequence.
1st method- For Round Mirrors
Place the mirror on the cloth & draw the out line. Mark a dotted line 1/2 cm away
the outline. On the dotted line work chain stitch loosely.
Join the last & first chain . Then
pass the thread through the inner chain. when it reaches the last chain, insert the mirror and pull the thread and
make it tight. Bring the needle out through any chain and then take the
needle down the fabric and end it with a knot.
You can also fix mirrors by stitching with the
mirror placed on the cloth in position. Keep the mirror in position and start
stitching. Refer to the figure on the right side and follow the instructions
Do Button hole or blanket stitch
on the thread .To give a finishing touch to the work, you can do Closed Herring Bone or Chain stitch
as the outline of the mirror