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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A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.


  1. also ive never seen this technique before. interesting.

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

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

  4. 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 🙂

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

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

  7. HI
    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….

  8. Cool blog!! Following on Blogloving 😀

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

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

    • 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!

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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.

    • 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!

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