Listing and writing about the projects which are in progress is a support group started by SharonB. To see others progress visit Pintangle.
These two edges were completed this week on Randje per week challenge. These took more time than usual.

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27.wipwednesdays-rpw-23,24

I completed attaching mirrors on the cream ethnic tunic. Small oval gold beads were also added the outline stem stitch pattern. This tunic is completed and ready to go to the tailor.

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27.wipwednesdays-ct-6

I drew a pattern for embroidery for another tunic. The tunic is yellow and gray tussar silk with stripes. The sleeves of this tunic will have embroidered border in black fabric with mirrors [yeah, Again]. My mirrors want to serve higher purpose instead of being stored in small cardboard boxes.

I took  longer time than I expected to complete last week’s TAST sampler. I need to start beaded barb stitch samples.

Some more samples of barb stitch. This stitch was worked as tree motif in the first sample. The buttonhole stitches were worked in a pattern to achieve this. The second sample can be worked as a broad border and a filling. Every fifth whipping stitch is dropped in the third sample.

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44.138.barb st-4

These samples are barb stitch on buttonhole stitch variations-1. Up and down buttonhole rows. 2. Closed and crossed buttonhole rows.3. Top knotted buttonhole rows.

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44.138.barb st-5

The first sample is combined with double lock stitch, this sample looks like lace when worked with polyester thread. The barb stitch is combined with knotted buttonhole band in the last sample.

44.138.barb st-6

44.138.barb st-6

The sampler was completed today.

44.138.Barb stitch sampler

44.138.Barb stitch sampler

So many possibilities can be tried with this easy stitch

This week’s TAST stitch is an easy one. The tutorial for the stitch is on SharonB ‘s blog.
With the idea of exploring this as linear and filling stitch I started this sampler. In the second sample the buttonhole rows are worked apart, when the whipping stitch was pulled tight, it looks like the first sample.

44.138.barb st-1

44.138.barb st-1

Variations of this stitch as filling stitch.

44.138.barb st-2

44.138.barb st-2

In the first sample, the whipping is done on long and short buttonhole rows. Alternate spaces are whipped twice in the second sample. Another filling idea is tried in the third sample.

44.138.barb st-3

44.138.barb st-3

This blog has the free graph for these two edges. Every Saturday, graph for two edges are posted. I try to start on the day they are posted. They can be completed later, without looking for reference. Today’s edges-

RPW-93,94

RPW-93,94

If it was tough to maintain the rhythm of this beaded knotted band in a line, it was much harder to work it around shapes, but it was interesting too.
The band is worked over straight stitches in leaf shape [?] in the first sample, beaded knots worked on buttonhole stitch variation in the second sample. the band are worked around Algerian eye stitches in the third sample. Chain stitch is worked in the centre of the band in the fourth sample. Band worked over satin ribbon couched with straight stitches.

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43.137.beadknbholeband-4

Before working the band, the leaf and Algerian eye looked like this.

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43.137.beadknbholeband-4a

Other stitches are worked with these beaded zigzag bands in this part of the sampler- pistil stitches, fly stitches and cross stitches. The fly stitches are lengthened to work the beaded zigzag band.

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43.137.beadknbholeband-5

The sampler was completed with these samples. I enjoyed working this band, though the way the beads and knots behaved were totally unpredictable. Sometimes I wanted to avoid the knots after adding the beads, which I did at some places, this was also interesting.

43.137.beaded knotted buttonhole band sampler

43.137.beaded knotted buttonhole band sampler

This long named stitch needs to be practiced to be worked comfortably. I am yet to reach that level.
The tutorial for this stitch is available on SharonB’s blog.
I started this sampler with some variations of straight stitch bands.

43.137.beadknbholeband-1

43.137.beadknbholeband-1

Working this stitch given by Sharon in the first sample, moved to stitching beads to the lower part of the stitches in the second sample. The beaded knots are alternated in the top and bottom stitches in the third sample [I wonder, whether this can be understood, if not see the picture].

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43.137.beadknbholeband-2

Single row of this stitch is worked over shorter straight stitches in the first sample. Three beaded knots worked together is the variation in the second sample. The third sample has long and short straight stitches worked alternatively, and the fourth sample has angled straight stitches, beaded knotted buttonhole stitches are worked over them…[Phew!]

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43.137.beadknbholeband-3

Moving on to work this stitch on leaf and circular shapes

This post is on the progress of the projects during this week. To see others progress visit Pintangle.
I have posted 1000 posts on my blog in 5 five years. It all started with needing platform to post the TAST stitches and sharing my embroidery experiences. the motivation- SharonB. I have been regularly posting since 2011.
I am lagging behind on TAST challenge, still working on beaded knotted buttonhole band sampler.
These two edges were completed on Randje per week challenge.

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26.wipwednesdays-rpw-21,22

I have stitched the petals with mirrors on my tunic. Counted the total mirrors this yoke requires, came up with 75. The front is going to be quite heavy. LOL! What was I thinking? Is there any embroidery which will  reduce the fabric weight? And mine too? The border would also have some gold beads before going to the tailor, which I am hoping will happen this week.

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26.WIPWednesdays-ct-5

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