January 2014


Today I started working on first TAST sampler on this year. The stitch belongs to the chain stitch variety, called linked chain stitch. Fairly a simple stitch, the working of which is available on SharonB ’s blog in the TAST category.

1.95.linked chain st-sampler1

1.95.linked chain st-sampler1

The details-1. I started with the basic linked chain in the first sample, working a longer version of this stitch in the second sample and with the stitch length being the same I moved back further into the previous stitch in the third row.

1.95.linchst-1

1.95.linchst-1

2.This stitch is worked in curves in the first sample, it is laced with rimjim thread in the second sample, and whipped  on both sides with perle cotton in the third sample.

1.95.linchst-2

1.95.linchst-2

I wanted to try the zigzag version on this stitch in the first sample, the stitch is actually worked in two angles in this row. This was interesting, it looks like chained feather stitch. In the second row, the stitch is worked over straight stitches, similar to raised chain stitch. the stitch worked over a  satin ribbon in the third sample.

1.95.linchst-3

1.95.linchst-3

The members of the 100 details in 200 days group on stitchin fingers are working on different seams. This seam which interested me is also by Elaine Wilding.

100 details-SF-seam2 drawing

100 details-SF-seam2 drawing

The stitches are buttonhole stitch and french knots.

100 details- SF-seam2 stitches

100 details- SF-seam2 stitches

Small brown beads are couched and fancy wood beads are tacked down on this seam.

100 details-SF-seam2

100 details-SF-seam2

The original seam is here on SharonB’ s blog.

A lace is stitched with beads and embroidery.

100 details -seam4 drawing

100 details -seam4 drawing

Straight and detached chain stitches are worked on this seam. Small glass bead are worked on the lace pattern.

100 details- seam 4

100 details- seam 4

I love this decorative seam. I am having real fun with these seams.

Another member [Elaine Wilding] of the 100 details in 200 days group on stitchin fingers community had worked this seam with perle cotton #5. I liked the seam and wanted to try it before I send it to my to do list.

100 details-SF-seam 1 drawing

100 details-SF-seam 1 drawing

The stitches – herringbone variation, straight stitches are worked in cotton skeins and french knots in doubled perle cotton#8 [#8]

100 details-SF-seam 1

100 details-SF-seam 1

The original seam is on sharonB’s blog. This seam and the previous seam were counted as 1 seam and detailed under the 2nd day.
This is a simple seam – A ricrac is tied down with detached chain stitches.

100 details-seam 3 drawing

100 details-seam 3 drawing

Ricrac was tacked down with a single strand of pink thread. Three detached chain stitches are worked on the peaks on both sides. I have to learn to hold the ricrac and work the stitches.

100 details -seam 3

100 details -seam 3

The link to this seam is here on SharonB ’s blog. On the stitchin fingers group, the members are working on their own seam treatments. This was a surprise, but still I‘ll have the opportunity to see new things. I have changed this into a personal challenge.
This seam is an easy one, quarter buttonhole wheels are worked in a row with beads.

100 details-seam2 drawing

100 details-seam2 drawing

The seam before adding the beads.

100 details-seam 2

100 details-seam 2

After working the beads to the seam.

100 details-seam2 beads

100 details-seam2 beads

I started with the first decorative seam today on this personal challenge of working the seam treatments worked and detailed by SharonB on her blog in 2006.
I wanted to draw the seam, but I was in a hurry to post this today, so it is not neat. I just used highlighter for the beads.
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100 details- seam 1 drawing

100 details- seam 1 drawing

In this seam I used the theme by SharonB on her blog. The stitches are worked with cotton skeins. Straight stitches arrangement along with cross stitch. The seam-

100 details-seam1

100 details-seam1

Round silver beads, bugle beads and novelty beads are worked into the seam.

100 details-seam1 with beads

100 details-seam1 with beads

I very enthusiastic about this challenge now.

SharonB has been detailing some of her works in progress on Wednesdays for the past one year on her blog. Others have also been following on her steps in detailing their works in progress there. I want to join and give sample of the project I am doing now.

cream tunic with applique

cream tunic with applique

This is my current project, applique and embroidery on cream tunic fabric. This is an orange colour block printed fabric over which I have embroidered. I want to applique this piece on the cream fabric, I have stitched the mirror on the orange and cream base together [ this is to avoid sticking the embroidered fabric with glue] , the next step is to stitch it around the edges.

In 2006 SharonB, had detailed over hundred seam treatments for 100 days on her blog. the link-

http://pintangle.com/category/challenges/100-details-for-100-days/

whenever I visit her blog, these entries kept luring me. when these detailing was going on, a few people also joined and started detailing their own seam treatments. I was also interested in working these seams. when I knew of her blog in 2007, and was waiting for an opening . This happened in stitchinfingers community-

http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/

Some people formed a group in 2009, and revisited this as a group challenge. it is again revived now. I don’t know when the idea originated, but officially it started from yesterday on this group. I just counted myself in. I am still in the thinking stage. it may not be everyday, but my personal challenge would be to work all the seams, this way I am hoping learn some new things.

I want continue with TAST 2014 challenge too.

once I start working, I ‘ll post the pictures and their links to SharonB’ blog.

 

This tunic fabric is  printed chanderi silk cotton in maroon colour.

maroon chanderi zardosi-fabric

maroon chanderi zardosi-fabric

I wanted to work zardosi embroidery with stones on a golden colour fabric. This tunic was ideal for my design. A neckline based on traditional Indian design with scope for zardosi beads, stones and novelty beads was drawn on paper.

maroon chanderi zardosi-pattern

maroon chanderi zardosi-pattern

After embroidering with silk [maroon] and metallic [gold] threads, embellishments – round and soft rectangular gold beads, white stones, gold zardosi beads- were added to this pattern on golden colour synthetic fabric. The detail-

maroon chanderi ardosi-embroidery detail

maroon chanderi ardosi-embroidery detail

I wear a maroon salwar and dupatta for this tunic. This tunic actually does not need any value addition at all. Still I enjoyed embroidering this piece, I like the subdued effect of the embellishments.

maroon chanderi zardosi-tunic

maroon chanderi zardosi-tunic

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