Since myprogress on the TAST 2010 is quite slow, I thought I’ll share one of my tunic yoke . I had a bright yellow patiala salwar, which shouted for a tunic top.During my last trip to Chennai,I picked up this dark maroon tunic from Shilpi. I did not have to think about colours , just added a green to complete the SouthIndian favourite combination[We have so many kanjeevaram silk sarees in this popular combination].I mix and matched some small kutchwork motifs .The tunic was cut crosswise, this affected the symmetry of the pattern a little ofcourse,which I can adjust by alternatively lifting my shoulders LOL! so it is less noticable.
maroon and yellow
Of these kutchwork motifs I liked the paisley the best, which is my own pattern.
4. portugese border st -2
Iam skipping the 3. hedebo bead st for the timebeing.
Working on the fourth week st of the stitch Challenge TAST 2010 was a breeze.I chose a bluish green grey[ If there is such a colour], but which is seen as plain grey in photos.
I explored this stitch with various threads-different strands of Cotton skein, perle cotton 8,and some local thread.It gave an opportunity to practice this stitch-
4. portugese border st -1
The next variation – I tried doing the stitch vertically, not different at all! just looked like individual stitches.-
4.portugese border st
Added some beads, tried alternating the threads, and played a little with the basic band stitches-
4.Portugese border st-3
And my sampler of Portugese border st-
4. Portugese border st sampler
At present Iam also working on tunics.