Plain Sari Into Printed One – Painting With Thread

This designing post is to showcase how to beautify a plain sari using techniques of thread painting, wet paint drops and spray painting.

Hello Friend!

Designing saris is very exciting. So, I love to buy plain saris. Today, I wish to share one of my saris bought plain and designed by me. I had designed this sari using Thread Painting Technique, wet paint drops & Spray painting Technique.

Sari Designed Using Thread Painting Technique & Spray painting Technique e

Sari Designed Using Thread Painting Technique & Spray painting Technique e

Now, let me elaborate the techniques.

Thread painting:

This is an abstract painting technique. Thread painting requires thick cotton cord and fabric paint. The thread is dipped in the thick fabric paint. It is then placed randomly on the fabric. A waste paper is covered on the paint filled thread, pressed over it and the thread is pulled. While the thread is being pulled, it creates abstract patterns on the fabric. Entire work is done when the paint is still fresh on the thread.  Every new design is created with fresh load of paint on the thread.

Thread Painted Design Over The Pallu

Thread Painted Design Over The Pallu

Thread Painted & Spray Painted Pallu

Thread Painted & Spray Painted Pallu


Pallu of my sari is done with this thread painting technique. Pallu is also filled with spray painting and wet paint drops.

Wet Paint Drops At Sari Border:

Wet Paint Drop Spread At Sari Border

Wet Paint Drop Spread At Sari Border


Paint drops spread on a wet surface creating graduated circle pattern. I designed my sari border using this technique of spreading the paint drops. This sari border ends where the pallu starts. While draping, the border ends near the front pleats. This gives an abstract effect.

Thread Painted & Spray Painted Sari - Another View e

Thread Painted & Spray Painted Sari – Another View e


How’s it? Do you agree that plain saris are amazing and designing them ourselves is an awesome task? Please let me know your opinion and feedback for this sari.

Take care!

Bye until the next post!

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About Sindhu

A nature lover, dreamer, artist, fashion designer and blogger. Passionate about arts. Persued B.Sc Fashion Designing at Karavali College, Mangalore with first rank in the Mangalore University (2003-2006). Former lecturer at Gloria College of Fashion Design, Puttur. (2006-2011). Arts and fashion blogger (2013 onwards).
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35 Responses to Plain Sari Into Printed One – Painting With Thread

  1. gypsysoul.. says:

    also ive never seen this technique before. interesting.

  2. Initiator ;-) says:

    Great Dresses..!
    where you lost from many days..!no likes 😦

  3. magiceye says:

    Wonderful work!

  4. indrani says:

    Fantastic work by you and you look so beautiful in the sari. 🙂

  5. Deepa says:

    Awesome and looks really like a designer saree. 🙂 and you are looking very beautiful 🙂
    Can you please do a detailed post on it.. thinking of designing one for mom 🙂

  6. Fayaz Pasha says:

    I second the opinion of Indrani and your creativity is as beautiful as you are.

  7. Looking gorgeous in that awesome piece of art you have designed.
    What an idea?? I may (?) try it..:)

  8. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you Adithi 🙂 Keep visiting! TC!

  9. sindhoooo says:

    Glad you found it interesting 🙂 Keep smiling! TC!

  10. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you Tahir! very sorry, I was on a long holiday after I recovered from cold and cough. Couldn’t visit your inspiring page for long time 😦 Still settling down the things 😦

    Keep smiling initiator! Will come soon! TC!

  11. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you so much Deepakji 🙂 Hope you had a pleasant time in Tantu 🙂 Keep visiting! TC!

  12. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks for the compliments Indrani! Your words are precious to me! keep visiting! TC!

  13. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you very much for the kind words dear! Definitely post it as soon as possible! Keep visiting! TC!

  14. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you Fayazji! Glad to have your gracious presence here in my small space… Keep visiting! TC!

  15. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks dear! An appreciation from a versatile artist is a great achievement! keep visiting! TC!

  16. Initiator ;-) says:

    Have a save and healthy time..!
    waiting for your impressive thoughts for my posts..! 😉

  17. sindhoooo says:

    Definitely coming soon!

  18. Initiator ;-) says:

    I will be wait…:-) 🙂

  19. Bhavikk Shah says:

    and m glad that u liked the new appearence of my blog.. and maam u look beautiful in this saree ..I liked it 🙂 great keep up ur fantastic great work….

  20. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you for the warm wishes and your sweet words Bhavikkji! Keep smiling! Keep visiting! TC!

  21. Hadrien says:

    Cool blog!! Following on Blogloving 😀

  22. Bhuvana says:

    Wow, looking great with lovely designed saree Sindhu. You are so beautiful.

  23. sindhoooo says:

    You are so kind Bhuvana… 🙂 Thank you very much! Keep smiling! TC!

  24. SHILPI DUTTA says:

    This was beautiful and so easily done at home! Are you a fashion or textile design student by any chance?

  25. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you so much for your visit and your compliments Shilpi 🙂 I am a fashion design graduate and I had been a lecturer for fashion design too 🙂

    Hope you had a great time in Tantu 🙂 Keep visiting! Keep smiling! TC!

  26. This is soooo beautiful…thread, paint, spray and all…and you did a remarkable job..loved your final pic the saree draped on. Sindhu its an amazing DIY technique and yeah the saree looked lovely!

  27. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you for your kind words 🙂 Hope you had a pleasant stay at Tantu 🙂 Keep visiting! Keep smiling! TC!

  28. yarnchick40 says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for visiting me, I will definitely be coming back to see you too 🙂

  29. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks for the compliment 🙂 Hope you had a happy time here! Keep visiting! TC!

  30. Eni K. says:

    This painting is very nice indeed. Thanks for having me followed on Bloglovin. Now I will follow you too. I love watching women’s blogs of foreign countries.
    There are always different and interesting proposals and I always find some good ideas.
    I’m a new blogger from Italy. If you want, take a look at my blog.
    Eni K.

  31. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you Eni! Hope you had a pleasant time here!

    Yes, creativity is everywhere! We have to appreciate it! I have visited your blog and found it interesting!

    TC! Visit again!

  32. sindhoooo says:

    Thank you! Keep visiting! TC!

  33. rk seth says:

    beneficial for me.

  34. sindhoooo says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Glad it is of some use for you! TC! Keep smiling 🙂

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