I am back on my routine. This week’s edges are simple to work with. Big borders are interesting, but with so many ideas for tunic projects, I prefer these simple borders. The free graph is here.
April 23, 2015
This post was neglected for the past few weeks because of some intrusions. I am falling back to routine. The work on red kutchwork yoke for brown linen tunic was completed. The yoke worked with beige colour thread.
The completion of kutchwork and mirror work.
This yoke is long and narrow.
I was inspired by a pattern from an old book downloaded from the net. The pattern was drawn on a blue fabric. This was also completed this week. Should this post be- Work completed Wednesdays?
Now for the actual work in progress. I am presently working on a pattern for a pink striped tussar silk fabric
This design has two paisleys. I want to work the outlines with silk threads and incorporate them with zardosi tubes. Just started the outlining with pink threads.
March 18, 2015
This week was more of searching for inspiration for patterns. The beads and stones were added to the blue green crepe tunic. it is awaiting its turn to go to the tailor.
This week’s randjes on Randje per week2015 challenge were simple.
Some progress on kutchwork on brown linen tunic. Half of the kutchwork pattern is done in red thread, which is not very clear. but it is there!
I am in search of embroidery patterns for tunic, samplers. Once in a while I have the habit of downloading old pattern books. From a book of Hungarian motifs, this pattern repeat was picked up. Still not clear about the project on which this will be used.
This is from another book. I want to expand this pattern. Project is not yet decided. It was hard to find the source of these books now. All I can say that these are not mine.
I am reveling in the process of browsing the net for ideas at the moment.
March 17, 2015
This mirror work yoke was done in 2012. The idea was to have a filing pattern made of mirrors. I had small and big square mirrors which were ideal for drawing the pattern on 2mm graph paper.
The tunic was deep red with block printed yellow motifs. Deep red fabric was chosen to work mirrors. Two colours were based on the tunic- deep red and yellow. Green colour was also added to give it and full Indian ethnic look. The outlines were done in chain stitch. The detail.
I wear a yellow leggings with this short tunic otherwise called short kurthi. The tunic-
when I counted the number of mirrors on the pattern,it came to 100, so the name stuck.