October 2011

I am posting the details of a sequined yoke for a paisley printed tunic.
The pattern is worked with a combination of embroidery stitches.
After working with dark green thread, I added another shade of green . stem stitch, satin stitch and feather stitches are worked with this thread.

maroon sequin yoke-WIP2

Then I moved on to another colour, golden yellow, with this thread, two outlines are worked in chain stitch. And a small satin stitch is worked on the central diamond shape.

maroon sequin yoke-WIP4

Continuing with the details on my next post.

I had some sequins and beads in antique gold, which I wanted to use for a yoke pattern.
After picking up this tunic fabric , thought a maroon colour  fabric will work as yoke for this.

maroon sequin yoke-tunic fabric

The inspiration for this was from seeing some old ornament patterns.
With maroon colour for yoke, the colours for the embroidery was chosen from the tunic paisley print. It started with a medium sized motif for the centre-

maroon sequin yoke wip1

Started with green colour cotton skein, stem stitch and fly stitch are seen here.
Further details on my next post

I have posted a  guide for anothe kutchwork woven motif in this place.

Now that the embroidery has been completed for this small yoke, I was in a hurry to place it on the tunic fabric to see how it looked, LOL! The tunic fabric is upside down in this picture. I noticed it only when I was writing this post.

phulkari yoke on tunic

Nothing can be done now, At least the tailor stitched it properly.
A lace in cream colour was attached to the sleeves. The completed tunic looks like this-

phulkari yoke- completed tunic

Not a good picture though.
I noticed that the space between the motifs required some adornment, so I stitched two big sized mirrors there.
With the mirrors –

phulkari yoke on maroon tunic-with mirrors


I am yet to wear this tunic. After doing a lagartera embroidery on a blouse for someone else, I thought I would do a similar geometrical pattern on one of my tunics too.this I worked in phulkari embroidery, with mirrors.

After working the surface satin stitches with orange colour silk thread, I moved on to green colour thread.
The yoke so far-

phulkari yoke on marron tunic WIP3

Now for the main colour, maroon are very dark red colour silk thread.
This thread was used for the fern stitches and outlining other satin worked spaces.
The yoke with all the colours-

phulkari yoke on maroon tunic-completed

The embroidery was completed at this stage. On my next post, the mirrors and the completed tunic.

In this phulkari embroidery yoke, I worked with silk threads. For the mirror work alone I used stranded cotton.
After working the small corner squares in yellow , the pattern on the squares are worked in orange colour silk thread.

phukari yoke on maroon tunic -WIP 2

The motif can be used for lagartera embroidery also, with the back stitches.
The rest of the embroidery details on my next post.

This handloom cotton in maroon is block printed with cream motifs.
The pattern on the fabric itself was fine to be worn without any embellishments.
The fabric-

maroon tunic fabric

Then I had the idea of working a narrow yoke with simple phulkari motif.
Three repeating geometrical motifs were drawn on graph paper,
if any body is interested in the pattern, I can upload it after detailing the yoke.
Four colours were chosen for the embroidery from the hand blocked motifs,
the yoke with the first colour, golden yellow.

cream yoke on maroon tunic WIP-1

More details on my next post.

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