RPW 2016
This week’s chart on Randje per week 2016 challenge was completed on Saturday, the day it was posted.
Grey crepe tunic
The progress is quite slow on this tunic. Another motif was completed on the front of the tunic. Though it is chain stitch filling in one colour at this time [the stitches in blue thread was worked first], and I work for two hours in a day, the progress is very slow.

WIPW78-greytunickashmiri-4

WIPW78-greytunickashmiri-4

We are still working on the pink and blue raw tunic for my friend. Double cross stitch variations with beads are worked over evenly placed marks on the sleeves.

WIPW78-pink&lue-1

WIPW78-pink&bluetunic-1

TAST 2016
The samples of this week’s Vandyke stitch on TAST 2016 was already worked in 2013. This was posted on facebook group page yesterday

This week also we have another set of alphabets on Randje per week 2016 challenge. The chart for this week is available on this blog. After moaning about the missing ‘O’ and ‘X’ I made a mistake in spacing between numbers- ‘3’ and ‘4’. This is compensated while starting the alphabets. To complete each row on the same square.

RPW2016-W6

RPW2016-W6

The sampler so far-

RPW2016-2-2-16

RPW2016- till 6th fes2016

 

RPW2016
This week’s chart on Randje per week 2016 challenge was completed on Saturday. The alphabets had some ‘O and ‘X’ missing on them.
Grey crepe tunic
I completed a motif on this tunic. Anchor # 20 red is the main colour. Blue is used to break the monotony. Now it is time to start on the yoke which is medium sized. After working the motif, an idea came to work the chain stitches really small, resembling the Aari work. The Kashmiri embroidery is worked in open chain stitches in wool I suppose. This idea will be in action on the yoke, thus making this project more time consuming. And I am yet to get used to working without hoop.

WIPW77-greytunickashmiri-3

WIPW 77- grey tunic Kashmiri-3

Designing
It seemed like a good idea to design another embroidery piece for a tunic while working on this tunic. While designing for a narrow border, another design idea popped into mind. Thus two pieces are ready for embroidery. The tunics are finalized and the designs will be traced after the completion of the grey crepe tunic.
My friend wanted a tunic to be designed, so she can learn and work the embroidery on that. The design was ready yesterday. The embroidery is to start today. next week , I can show more light on this joint effort.
TAST 2016
Last week’s and this week’s stitches on TAST 2016 challenge were already worked earlier. So peeking on other’s samples is the general idea.

These alphabet samplers are a bit puzzling. They had already mentioned that these fonts are taken from old samplers, here and there some letters may be missing. While looking at the pattern, ‘X’ was missing and the space between two letters varies after some letters. Thinking the ‘X’ can be included by making some calculations, read the related post, found ‘O’ was missing too. Instead of complicating this project, I just followed the chart. The pattern is here.

RPW2016-W5

RPW2016-W5

While looking at the sampler, will it be irksome, if someone[ including myself] keeps noticing these irregularities? I wonder!

Not much of progress was made on embroidery work, because we went to Chennai India for a few days. My mother is not keeping well and had to undergo surgery for broken hip.
After returning on Saturday, the Randje per week 2016 challenge of this week was completed on Sunday.
This week’s stitch on TAST 2016 challenge, arrowhead stitch was the one I had already worked in 2012. So not much of working required, just some browsing on facebook TAST group to see other members samples.

I had started on the Kashmiri embroidery [chain stitch] on the grey tunic. This motif is on the back of the tunic below the neck. The same motif is repeated ten times more on tunic front and sleeves. A major project.

WIPW76-greytunickashmiri-2

WIPW76- greytunickashmiri-2

I returned from Chennai, India, on Saturday night. Started on this week’s pattern  yesterday. The free graph pattern is available on this site.

RPW2016-W4

RWP2016-W4

It is interesting working with variegated thread. The colour changes makes this a delightful piece to work. Feeling happy to have chosen this particular variegated thread

These are the last few ideas to work this stitch on this sampler.

1.24.interlaced cable chain stitch sampler2

1.24.interlaced cable chain stitch sampler2

Instead of working the interlacing on the chains, the stitches between the chains are used for interlacing in the first sample. The chains are left untouched, because the interlacing does not pull the chains. Now I wanted to work the cable chain stitch rows in such a way, the interlacing can be worked on all chains in one journey. That experiment is successful.

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1.24.intcabchst-6

If the interlacing can be done in one journey, is it possible to work beads while interlacing? The answer is yes. In this variation beads can be used while interlacing.

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1.24.intcabchst-7

In the first sample, a lace was stitched with a row of cable chain stitch and interlacing was done. It was complex to maintain the uniformity of the two rows to work the interlacing. In the last sample after working cable chain stitches with beads in between the two rows are interlaced.

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1.24.intcabchst-8

With this sample the interlaced cable chain stitch sampler is completed. I had bought more than few rounds of this polyester thread. They come in nice colours, but not really ideal for working the stitches. Still I need to work with them to exhaust the stash somehow! The whole sampler-

1.24.interlaced cable chain stitch sampler

1.24.interlaced cable chain stitch sampler

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