Custom Embroidery – Sibon (সীবন)

Hi, happy to announce that I’m ready to take custom embroidery orders now. These would include –

* name boards for individuals and families,

* popular or custom phrases/quotes

* wedding/birthday calendars (with or without portraits)

All of the above in both English and Bangla scripts.

You can find the individual products in the dropdown column of this page. Click on each and order if you like. Payment can be done via Paypal for now. Shipping charges would vary for each continent. 

By the way, the name is bon, sibon.

সীবন – Sibon in Bangla is ’embroidery’ and in French, it means ‘so good.’ Hope I can live up to the expectations in both!

Email to order : chernozems.prb@gmail.com 

*Since I live in Belgium, shipping costs would be pretty high anywhere outside the EU. Once I receive an email query, I will share the shipping cost to the location of delivery.

Life Is One Stitch At A Time

There are some things in life that come back at a later stage, like a memory or a habit and tend to give your life a new lease. It might be a hobby or a lifestyle quirk or a forgotten custom. After I’ve spent more than half of my lifespan, one of my hobbies made a huge resurgence – embroidery.

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Pattern from Indian cross-stitch book.

I think for most of us growing up in India, embroidery has been equivalent to mandatory craft classes in school that were invariably boring. I felt so, too. My mother and paternal aunts are amateur seamstresses and I used to resort to them for sewing assignments in school. I tried a few but they weren’t too satisfactory. As long as the school assignments were being made by mother/aunt, I was happy. After my high school board exams, there was a lull of three months waiting for admission into college. Something struck me, probably boredom, and I picked up a plain cotton saree, drew some motifs and began stitching. If you have any idea about sarees from Bengal, there is a novel craft called Kantha stitch and the products are amazing. It began seamlessly, although an oxymoron for a stitching habit. Once I got the hang of it, with a little tutorial from mother, I did another saree in entirety. Then came table cloths and cross stitch. I guess I fell in love for the first time in my life with cross stitch and the saga still continues.

Pattern from Indian cross stitch book

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