October 2008

A few more of my variations on this fly stitch

I seem to have exhausted my red combinations.Another few lines I’ll be done with this stitch.

Monday was our festival of Deepavali.Here we don’t have fire crackers. I made 2 sweets-cashew khova and mysore pak.I also made the traditional medicine paste.Lots of exchange of sweets and greetings.I wore a red crepe silk saree.

 Iam also working on my yoke- this is taking too much of my time. I thought I’ll finish this fast, but Iam using 6 colours,Iam also planning to add some sequins and beads, which I bought yesterday.

I have reached  the end of Fly stitch.It’s a very easy stitch, I have been itching to try the variations. Iam happy I have completed this stitch.I have done only a simple method of varying this stitch,I haven’t ventured into the world of making this into an  artform.  Iam an novice in that field, when I see the pictures of other people’s work, I feel very inadequate, Bit I am sticking to my goal of making stitch samplers.my next  detail of fly stitch



I have started working on a new yoke design. I ‘ll show the picture,when its half way through.

I am doing this TAST  stitches as a sampler because, I want refer to them at a later date. I never realised I ‘ll have so many variations to do.  I draw the ideas on a paper,then stitch through each and every one of them. some times I do more,and other times I leave out certain variations.Most of my work are on evenweave cloth.sometimes the experiment I want to do is feasible only on normal fabric,I haven’t started on those.I don’t know whether I want to do them now or later.Stitches look neat on even weave.I have also started working on another yoke for my tunic[surely afflicted by fashion show].This is my next detail of FLY stitch

I worked on few more variations of fly stitch.this is a very interesting stitch.It can used as a line stitch andalso as a motif.I don’t have to think about combining colours,since Iam using   predominantly red colour.I made a mistake of not cutting the cloth properly, the sampler doesn’t look so good. I have to stop here, and continue on another piece.

For the past few days I have been feasting my eyes on WILLS INDIA FASHION WEEK . .I love apparells with  embroidery. WIFW was full of it.Most of the designs were wearable .Wonderful range of colours and materials.Very beautiful designs too.

I also started on the next TAST stitch -fly.I thought I’ll do it red colour.I am working on the experiments.this time I’ll post the pictures on my blog daily,depending on my progress.

Other than red I am also using golden yellow, brown, and light green to break the monotony. This stitch is also versatile, let’s see how many variations I can think of.

Today I started working on another tunic, This is a neck design.3 ofthe TAST stitches are there in this design. I’ll post the picture once it’s ready.I had an idea of taking photos after finishing a stitch. I have to work on this.TAST challenge is helping me a lot in choosing the stitches. I am able to decide which stitches to use on a design very easily.

here I have another detail of my buttonhole sampler-

I completed my georgette tunic yesterday. this was a overall design done in chikan work[shadow work]. today I gave it for stitching, we’ll see how it turns out.I was working on this piece for a very long time.I had initially planned to do 3 tunics in chikan work, now I am not too sure, I’ll be stuck with other 2 tunics for months.

 I haven’t yet started on the next stitch on TAST challenge,here is the next detail of my button hole sampler

button hole detail -2

button hole detail -2

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