The method of working this stitch is on SharonB ‘s Pintangle. It looked pretty easy, when looking at the samples. So I decided to work this stitch on leaves and flowers. Rope stitch was used for the stem.

35.129.lock st-1

35.129.lock st-1

After working the design with lock stitches, other stitches were also added – detached chains, pistil, french knots, herringbone, buttonhole, coral stitches-

35.129.lock st-2

35.129.lock st-2

Other stitches here are- feather stitch, quarter buttonhole, french knots, fly, oyster, scroll, linked chain

35.129.lock st-3

35.129.lock st-3

The other stitches- chain stitch, running stitch, arrow head stitches.

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35.129lockst-4

Two flowers also got detached chain and pistil stitches worked around them. Perle cotton# 8 was used with some fine silk thread. I controlled the urge to work this stitch as a band sampler and worked this piece. I need to practice this stitch more to gain more control.

35.129.lock stitch sampler

35.129.lock stitch sampler

The graph pattern for these edges are on this blog.

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75,76

This week there were not much of working back and forth, cutting and rejoin , easy edges. Started this week’s lock stitch on TAST challenge on a floral pattern.

To understand how the posting this work in progress is helpful, visit Pintangle. I completed last week’s TAST stitch.
The hussif was taken out and kept back, when a mistake was found on the black work filling. It’ll be hard enough to pull out the waste canvas, so the option to rectify the mistake is out, just have to think of something to work over the flaw.
The black yoke was completed with phukari embroidery.

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19.wipwednesdays-whgreytunic3

The earlier worked edges were completed on Randje per week challenge.

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19.wipwednesdays-rpw 13,14

The yellow tunic with chanderi silk cotton sleeves in its full glory.

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19.wipwednesdays-yctunic

Gujarati ethnic embroidery  was drawn for a  cream tunic with  multi coloured striped salwar fabric. The tailor has to mark the place for front and sleeves. The routine of working on the journal was maintained this week.

Other TAST stitches were worked on this design. Detached chain petals.

34.128.inup&down bholest-5

34.128.inup&down bholest-5

Stitch details from left to right-
Pink-Alternated up and down buttonhole, buttonhole stitch, herringbone stitch.
Blue-vandyke stitch
Green- long tailed detached chains and french knots.
Blue- linked chain
Pink- laced buttonhole stitch, french knots, cretan stitch
Blue- stem stitch
Green- arrowhead stitch ,pistil, running stitch

34.128.inup&downbholest-6

34.128.inup&downbholest-6

Blue- coral stitch
Pink –detached chains
Blue- rope stitch
Green- french knots, whipped and laced with light green thread
Blue- closed feather stitch
The paisley is outlined with whipped back stitch in two colours.

34.128.inup&downbholest-7

34.128.inup&downbholest-7

Pink- cross stitches
Blue- fly stitch row
Green- wheat ear and Italian border
Blue- Portuguese stem stitch
Pink- herringbone stitch and berry stitches
Blue- single feather stitch

34.128.inup&downbholest-8

34.128.inup&downbholest-8

This whole piece-

34.128.interlaced up& down buttonhole stitch

34.128.interlaced up& down buttonhole stitch

I am still in the learning process of designing to work these TAST stitches. It is tough and interesting. Sometimes the satisfaction is there, but other times not so much. But the idea of developing each every aspect of the design with stitches lifts me up.

 

The working of this interesting stitch is on SharonB’s Pintangle. The stitch worked as filling.

34.128.inup&downbholest-1

34.128.inup&downbholest-1

On a curve

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34.128.inup&downbholest-2

As flower centre

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34.128.inup&downbholest-3

In rows

34.128.inup&downbholest-4

34.128.inup&downbholest-4

Other linear  and isolated TAST stitches  need to worked to fill in the gaps. The flowers will blossom with detached chains. the paisley is also there.

 

I had started these edges on Saturday, but posting this only today. The graph of these edges are here.

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73,74

Edges worked continuously in red colour.

The progress on stitching during this week on the projects was not much. Still keeping with the flow from the support of Pintangle, The 11th and 12th edges on randje per week challenge was completed.

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18.wipwednesdays-rpw11,12

The yellow tunic is with the tailor, hoping to get it next week. This tunic is different, because sleeves are woven chanderi silk [a silk variety woven from a region called chanderi in India].
I completed last week’s TAST stitch yesterday.
Moving on to another tunic, this block printed fine cotton fabric with border-

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18.wipwednesdays-whgreytunic1

The embroidery chosen for this is geometrical Phulkari work. This ethnic embroidery is from Punjab, India. It is also prevalent in Pakistan , I suppose. The yoke-

18.wipwednesdays-whgrey tunic2

18.wipwednesdays-whgrey tunic2

Along with noting ideas, learning to draw the ideas on the journal before working on a project for the class, some designs for tunics were explored during this week. I am not mentioning the hussif this week.

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