April 2014


Some more variations were worked on the sampler.

16.110.rope st sampler2

16.110.rope st sampler2

Two rows of rope stitch are worked in the same direction in the first sample, three rows of rope stitches in a curve in different shades of green  are worked in the second sample, in the third sample, rope stitches worked with perle cotton and cotton skein are combined. perle cotton and silk threads are combined in the fourth sample. Rope stitches are worked in opposite directions in the fifth sample.

16.110.ropest-3

16.110.ropest-3

The long rope stitch is combined with short rope stitch in the first row. The needle was inserted further in the line to form a shorter version of rope stitch, this is combined with basic rope stitch in the second row. Rope stitches are whipped and laced in the next two rows. I tried a wider version of the stitch by inserting the needle beside the previous stitch in the line in the fifth row. The detail-

16.110.ropest-4det

16.110.ropest-4det

Wide and normal version of rope stitches are alternated in the sixth row.

16.110.ropest-4

16.110.ropest-4

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This black yoke was completed.  I added round silver beads on the border  and oval beads in between the feather stitches. the sequins are added inside the flowers, one piece is glittering!and I am waiting for the tailor to return from his vacation in Pakistan. That will take another two weeks.

wip Wednesdays- blackykonwhiteikat3

wip Wednesdays- blackykonwhiteikat3

I am working on rope stitch sampler now. I am still in the thinking stage of the hussif project. I have started another tunic project. This time there are only borders, the design is based on ethnic Indian embroidery . It has kutch work motifs on border. A time consuming project.

wip Wednesdays-peach and cream tussarborders1

wip Wednesdays-peach and cream tussarborders1

This week’s stitch on TAST challenge by SharonB is rope stitch. This stitch is a variation of twisted chain stitch. I worked some samples.

16.110.rope st sampler1

16.110.rope st sampler1

The stitch worked with different threads- cotton skein, perle cotton and fine silk thread.

16.110.ropest-1

16.110.ropest-1

Rope stitches worked in scallops and curved lines.

16.110.ropest-2

16.110.ropest-2

When I was browsing some old patterns on the net, I came across some cord work. This gave me an idea of working a row of beads between two chain stitch lines. I don’t see any connection between the two things here, still a pattern was drawn to incorporate this idea on a yoke. The tunic fabric-

violet bead on pink yoke-tunic fabric

violet bead on pink yoke-tunic fabric

The yoke fabric-

violet beads on pink yk-yk

violet beads on pink yk-yk

The pattern with a modern flower motif

violet beads on pinkyk-pattern

violet beads on pinkyk-pattern

After completing the embroidery-

violet beads on pinkyk-emb

violet beads on pinkyk-emb

Beadwork detail-

violet bead on pinkyk-det

violet bead on pinkyk-det

Yoke detail-

violet beads on pink yoke-yk det

violet beads on pink yoke-yk det

Tunic-

violet beads on pink yoke-tunic

violet beads on pink yoke-tunic

I have tried some new ideas on some of my tunics. This is one of them.
Queenie as you requested I have posted details of the work.

violet beads on pink yk-det2

violet beads on pink yk-det2

the picture is not clear of the reflecting beads, so another one-

violet beads on pinkyk-det3

violet beads on pinkyk-det3

Last year my younger nephew, Balaji got married. I designed and embroidered a maroon silk kurtha for his engagement. Here he is in his engagement attire. He wore a cream narrow salwar [Indian leggings] to match this kurtha.

zardosi on maroon silk-my nephew, Balaji

zardosi on maroon silk-my nephew, Balaji

This fabric was also cut by the tailor and given to me for working the embroidery. The pattern-

zardosionmaroonsilk-pattern

zardosionmaroonsilk-pattern

The embroidery was done with silk and metallic gold threads- the embroidery detail of the borders.

zardosionmaroonsilk-wip1

zardosionmaroonsilk-wip1

Balaji loves peacock design. The details of the embroidery on this twin peacocks.

ardosionmaroonsilk-wip2

ardosionmaroonsilk-wip2

The same peacocks after stitching with cream thread.

zardosionamroonsilk-wip3

zardosionamroonsilk-wip3

Zardosi beads were stitched on the spaces made by the arches and red stones and beads were added to embellish the border.

zardosionamroonsilk-wip4

zardosionamroonsilk-wip4

The detail of the borders after stitching the stones.

zardosionmaroonsilk-det1

zardosionmaroonsilk-det1

The detail of the peacocks with white stones for eyes, embellished with red stones and zardosi work.

zardosionamroonsilk-det2

zardosionamroonsilk-det2

I was in a hurry to finish the embroidery and let the tailor do his work.
In India, these days, men’s kurtha are embellished very heavily. I wanted to do this for my nephews. I feel happy seeing the pictures.

My second nephew got married last year. I have two nephews, For the engagement, I designed and embroidered two kurthas for each one of them.. Both these fabrics were fine silk. This blue kurtha was designed for the elder one [Deepak]. We found a tailor, who was willing to cut the fabric for working this embroidery.

emb on blue kurtha-pattern

emb on blue kurtha-pattern

The embroidery was done in chain stitches. Silver metallic, light blue and white were the fine silk threads that were used for the embroidery.

emb on blue kurtha-emb

emb on blue kurtha-emb

Being a festive occasion, small stones  and silver beads were used for embellishments. The embroidery and embellishments –

emb on blue kurtha

emb on blue kurtha

The detail-

emb on blue kurtha- detail

emb on blue kurtha- detail

The tailor did his job and my nephew wore this tunic during the occasion.

embroidery on blue kurtha- Deepak, my nephew

embroidery on blue kurtha- Deepak, my nephew

I designed and embroidered a kurtha for the groom. Which will be my next post.

I wanted to make simple yoke in kutchwork. My new niece [Charanya] mentioned she liked black and red combination. I thought this combination would look good on white ikat fabric.

redykonwhikat-fabric

redykonwhikat-fabric

Simple yoke had small kutchwork elements.

redykonwhikat-pattern

redykonwhikat-pattern

The outline in chain stitch with silver metallic thread.

redykonwhikat-outline

redykonwhikat-outline

After working the kutchwork in black thread.

redykonwhikat-emb

redykonwhikat-emb

The yoke placed on the ikat fabric. She was surprised by this gift, when she visited me the first time.

redykonwhikat-set

redykonwhikat-set

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