December 2012


My pc is having some problem, so couldn’t continue with the details of this yoke   yesterday.
After filling the centre with green thread, back stitches on the border were worked in white thread.

orblman-4

orblman-4

I am still on the orange spree, now it is orange pearl beads which were added in between the border motifs.

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orblman-5

The completed yoke was placed over the tunic fabric . the zari border is not seen here.

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orblman-6

The usual procedure of the tailor doing his job well , resulted in the tunic looking like this.

orblman-tunic1

orblman-tunic1

Close up

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orblman-tunic2

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I wanted to see the effect of using the same colours for yoke and the tunic fabric.
This was taken to the next level, when orange silk thread was used to embroider the filling pattern. Though a shape was drawn, working on that outline was not turning out to be impressive, so instead of working back stitch , I worked straight stitch rays to fill this shape.

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orman-2

The next thread was green . Back stitches were worked over the pattern with this thread.

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orblman-3

The border needs to be worked on.

As requested, I am posting the pattern for this yoke . the details of the embroidery are here.
There are two parts of this yoke.
The centre-

green tunic coloured yoke- centre pattern

green tunic coloured yoke- centre pattern

The borders and the sleeve

green tunci coloured yoke-border pattern

green tunci coloured yoke-border pattern

I am posting the yoke and sleeve patterns for this tunic. The details of the embroidery are here.

lemon yellow -yokepattern1

lemon yellow -yokepattern1

Being a big pattern , this is another picture-

lemon yellow-yokepattern2

lemon yellow-yokepattern2

Sleeve pattern

lemon yellow-sleeve pattern

lemon yellow-sleeve pattern

The mangalagiri cotton material comes in plain, striped, checked with or without zari or thread borders. Most of my embroidery work are done on this fabric. Being handloom cotton, they are cooler on skin during hot months, which is about most of the time!
They also come in block prints. I found this bright orange fabric with block printed motifs and zari dots on them. They call it mica print. It also had a zari border, which was used around the sleeves, neck and embroidered yoke.

orblman-fabric

orblman-fabric

Brownish green plain mangalagiri fabric was chosen for salwar[Indian pants].
The embroidery was done on plain orange fabric. pearl beads were also added after working the embroidery . The pattern was black work, which I drew on a graph paper. It has a filling pattern in the centre and a border.

orblman-pattern

orblman-pattern

Silk threads were used embroider this yoke. maroon thread was used on the border.

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orblman-1

I have posted the working of this medium motif here.

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motif10

Seema,wanted to know the way of working the long and short stitch. Before trying a tutorial I want share some links on long and short stitch which might be useful.
http://embroidery.about.com/od/Embroidery-Stitches/ss/Satin-Stitch-Long-And-Short.html
http://enbrouderie.com/2011/09/15/long-and-short-stitch-explanation/
http://www.needlenthread.com/2009/08/long-and-short-stitch-lessons-index.html
http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2011/09/23/long-and-short-shading-going-deep-into-the-stitch/
these two are videos-


If these links are useful, fine. I don’t know whether I can do a better job than these people. Still ,if required I’ll try the tutorial.

The last few details about the embroidery on this yoke . the tunic had white colour in it , so the some outlines were worked with white thread. I tried open chain stitch on the flower outlines.

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bl&lemgren-6

Small mirrors were then attached to the fabric with blue thread.

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bl&lemgren-7

The yoke placed over the printed lemon green fabric.

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bl&lemgren-yoke

I found a plain lemon yellow handloom cotton fabric for salwar [Indian style pants] for this tunic top. The whole set was given to the tailor for sewing.
The completed tunic-

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bl&lemgren-tunic1

Close up of the yoke on tunic.

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bl&lemgren-tunic2

I love this blue and lemon yellow/green combination . I am very fond of the colours of kanjeevaram silk sarees . After buying the blue ikat fabric, the subsequent steps were all because of the kanjeevaram silk saree fever. The inspiration for motif came from ethnic Indian designs. Not much time was employed to work this yoke, and a  very  satisfying project.

This embroidery pattern and working are based on ethnic Indian designs.
The progress on the embroidery on this blue yoke- the tunic being woven ikat, the white colour on the tunic formed light blue streaks in some places. The next colour on the yoke was light blue, this was also worked in herringbone stitches.

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bl&lemgren-02

With sleeves in lemon yellow, the next colour was lemon yellow with lemon green outline in chain stitch.

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bl&lemgren-03

The next shade of yellow was from the tunic. chain stitches were worked with this thread.

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bl&lemgren-04

This yellow shade continues with more outlining in chain stitch. The blue thread comes back again with chain stitch outlines. these are for mirrors.

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bl&lemgren-05

The completed yoke and tunic on my next post.

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