neck pattern


For the 16th week the progress on my projects are posted under this heading. It is helpful to the keep the mind focused on the progress of each one. The progress made by others can be seen on Pintangle.
The TAST challenge stitch took most of the time in this week. after completing it ,I moved on to the embroidery on tunic-
The centre of the yoke pattern on yellow tunic was worked with berry stitch [stranded cotton], chain stitch outlines [cotton skein and gold metallic thread] and herringbone filling [ variegated fine silk thread]

16.wipwednesdays-cytunic3

16.wipwednesdays-cytunic3

The back stitched petals and the progressing fly stitch filling inside the paisleys.

16.wipwednesdays-cytunic4

16.wipwednesdays-cytunic4

Embellishments will be with mirrors and beads. The third week edges were completed on Randje per week challenge. These edges are 8 inches in length. I started them in February.

16.wipwednesdays-rpw3

16.wipwednesdays-rpw3

The hussif was totally neglected this week too. The studio journal class lessons are very interesting and keeps me excited with many ideas, the habit of writing down the ideas needs to cultivated. Hoping that will start soon.

This tunic fabric had all the aspects I wanted- crepe material, black and red colours, traditional Indian pattern print all over. I couldn’t resist buying it.
The neck pattern for embroidery was also drawn in the same theme, traditional Indian design.

blackredcrepe-pattern

blackredcrepe-pattern

I chose black satin fabric for working this embroidery. It was hard taking a clear picture without the satin sheen. The embroidery was done with chain stitch, resembling aari work with zardosi beads and stones. It is easy to work Indian embroidery styles on traditional Indian designs.

blackred crepe-emb

blackred crepe-emb

The completed tunic-

black red crepe tunic

black red crepe tunic

Embroidery and embellishment detail-

blackred crepe-det

blackred crepe-det

I wear this tunic with black silk salwar. But It is so hot now, I feel I am melting, at the thought of wearing this outfit!

This beaded neck pattern was especially designed for my niece. She [Gayathri] loves maroon colour and antique gold beads.
The pattern-

gbeads on maroon-pattern

gbeads on maroon-pattern

The embroidery – chain stitch outlines, back stitch were worked with antique gold metallic thread and silk threads.

gbeads on maroon-emb

gbeads on maroon-emb

The sequins with round beads detail-

gbeads on maroon-sequins

gbeads on maroon-sequins

Detail of the round beads around the neck

gbead on maroon-round beads

gbead on maroon-round beads

Edging with oval beads details-

gbeads on maroon neck-oval beads

gbeads on maroon neck-oval beads

The neck-

gold beads on maroon neck design

gold beads on maroon neck design

I did not buy the tunic, because she wanted do the matching on her own.

After working a broad bagh embroidery border for copper tussar silk tunic, I wanted to work the same on a simple neckline. The embroidery itself is very simple. The pattern for this embroidery around the neck.

bagh emb on blue ikat-pattern

bagh emb on blue ikat-pattern

The embroidery was done on cream cotton fabric in black cotton skeins. The stitches were- arrowhead, double cross and back stitch.

bagh emb on blue ikat-detail

bagh emb on blue ikat-detail

A blue ikat fabric was bought for the tunic to match this neckline embroidery.

bagh emb on blue ikat-fabric

bagh emb on blue ikat-fabric

The embroidery placed on the fabric.

bagh emb on blue ikat-set

bagh emb on blue ikat-set

I gave these to my dear friend Sita, when I was in Chennai. She liked it and wears it quite often too. An happy project!

This tunic fabric is  printed chanderi silk cotton in maroon colour.

maroon chanderi zardosi-fabric

maroon chanderi zardosi-fabric

I wanted to work zardosi embroidery with stones on a golden colour fabric. This tunic was ideal for my design. A neckline based on traditional Indian design with scope for zardosi beads, stones and novelty beads was drawn on paper.

maroon chanderi zardosi-pattern

maroon chanderi zardosi-pattern

After embroidering with silk [maroon] and metallic [gold] threads, embellishments – round and soft rectangular gold beads, white stones, gold zardosi beads- were added to this pattern on golden colour synthetic fabric. The detail-

maroon chanderi ardosi-embroidery detail

maroon chanderi ardosi-embroidery detail

I wear a maroon salwar and dupatta for this tunic. This tunic actually does not need any value addition at all. Still I enjoyed embroidering this piece, I like the subdued effect of the embellishments.

maroon chanderi zardosi-tunic

maroon chanderi zardosi-tunic

This tunic is made of two fabrics, pink /yellow striped fabric for the tunic front and back

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-tunic fabric

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-tunic fabric

And block printed and pin tuck fabric for the sleeves.

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-sleeves fabric

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-sleeves fabric

I have seen sewn tunics made of two or more fabrics, embellished with printed or embroidered borders. A kutch pattern made of small and broad borders was drawn on graph paper for this tunic.

pink yellow kutchwork printed  sleeves-pattern

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-pattern

The embroidery was worked with the colours of the block printed fabric. to enhance the yellow, colour gold beads were also worked into this design. The yoke-

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-yoke detail

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-yoke detail

With the body of the tunic in pink and yellow, I felt it is better to use green as the prominent colour. The pink/yellow fabric was mangalagiri cotton which had a zari border. The borders were also sewn to this tunic. The yoke and sleeve detail-

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-yoke sleeves detail

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-yoke sleeves detail

The tunic-

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-tunic

pink yellow kutchwork printed sleeves-tunic

Salwar in the same yellow shade is worn with this tunic.

It is getting harder to name the tunics for reference. This tunic fabric is block printed cotton. I am not sure whether it is handloom or not.

majenta mirror work neck-fabric

majenta mirror work neck-fabric

I was inspired  seeing some neck patterns with simple shapes filled in one or many colours on some dresses.  To this idea,I also wanted to incorporate mirrors as another element. The result was this neck pattern.

majenta mirror work neck-pattern

majenta mirror work neck-pattern

The embroidery was done on black. Cotton strand, silk and metallic threads of same colour was used for embroidery and black thread was used to fix the mirrors. I had one spool of metallic thread of this colour which I started to use, then realized that the spool had given an illusion of lengthy thread. This created an anxiety and doubt of finishing this project with that thread. But it was just sufficient and it also taught me lesson about that particular style of threads. The tunic

majenta mirror work neck-tunic

majenta mirror work neck-tunic

The neck detail

majenta mirror work neck-detail

majenta mirror work neck-detail

I like this tunic.

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