Friday, July 20th, 2012


This week’s stitch of the TAST 2012 stitch challenge by SharonB is Basque stitch. I had done a sampler of this stitch on a plain cloth during the previous TAST challenge. So this time I thought I ‘ll try this stitch on even weave fabric. the stitches are worked with perle cotton, and cone  thread.
New basque stitch sampler till now-

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1.the first row, is the basic basque stitch, in the second row, the stitch securing the chain stitch is elongated.

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2.the basic stitch and it’s elongated variation is the first row, in the second row, the chain stitches are worked a little away from the main line.

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3. two variations of this stitch are combined in the first row, the short[green] and long[ yellow] versions of this stitch are worked one over the other in the second row.

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4.two ways of working the two rows of basque stitches together are done in these rows-

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5. the stitches are worked at an angle in the first row, the starting point of the stitch is one point below the main line in the second row.

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The stitches used in this yoke border were satin stitch and back stitch and chain stitch. Silk threads were used for filling and white cotton skein for outline.
The next colour was a mixture of orange and yellow, which had a metallic sheen to it-

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The outline was done in bright orange silk thread-

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Embroidery stitches were completed in back stitches  with white thread-

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After adding the gold beads, the yoke set was placed over the tunic-

bu or ykon fabric

Then the whole set was given to the tailor for sewing. The colour of the block print of the tunic fabric was chosen for salwar[Indian pants] .
The sewn tunic –

burnt orange tunic-1

The close up of the yoke-

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The sleeves-

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The tailor did a good job on this tunic, I love the shape of the yoke, with two fabrics, it was interesting, to work the positions. With the printed fabric for the centre, the designing was easier.