August 2014


The working of this stitch with very long name is on SharonB ‘s blog. I chose to work this between two back stitch rows on a traditional Indian pattern. This is a part of a border.
The back stitch lines-

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33.127.beadaltup&downbholest-1

The beads are in the middle and on one side.

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33.127.beadaltup&downbholest-2

The beads are worked on both sides.

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33.127.beadaltup\7downbholest-3

The stitch worked with two beads.

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33.127.beadaltup7downbholest-4

The basic beaded version shown by SharonB and with two beads on both sides.

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33.127.beadaltup&downbholest-5

The centre worked with gold beads , beads on zigzag version, beads on both buttonholes[ the beads were worked on alternating double buttonhole stitch, since , it was not possible to work two beads on up and down buttonholes]

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33.127.beadaltup&downbholest-6

The beaded alternating up and down buttonhole stitches.

33.127.beaded alternating up and down buttonhole stitch sampler

33.127.beaded alternating up and down buttonhole stitch sampler

Thinking of working some freeform embroidery to fill the spaces.

Started this week’s edges from Randje per week challenge. The idea of posting this update is actually motivating, otherwise it was just something to start on Saturday, if that was not possible , carry over it next Saturday. The edges-

edge 70,71

edge 70,71

Looking at the picture, the stitches made with blue thread are not so good!

The idea of posting the progress on projects helps to commit and work on them consistently. The motivation to work on the projects increases by linking this post to Pintangle, where Sharon and others share their projects.
For five weeks I have not seen my hussif, the black work filling cannot be called a good idea, still I am stuck with it.
Small diamond mirrors were worked into the seven diamond spaces below the neck on my tunic. The mirror stitch which goes around the mirror itself was extended to fill the shapes. This couldn’t have been possible if the mirrors were big. Antique gold beads were worked on the neck line.

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17.wipwednesdays-yctunic-5

The fifth week edges were completed this week.

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17.WIPWednesdays-rpw4

The design was drawn for the beaded alternating up and down buttonhole stitch on TAST challenge.

I have started to work daily on my studio journal, throwing in some ideas.

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17.wipwednesdays-sj

The exercise of giving the ideas, which come and go, a definition is still new. It is easy to imagine than to work and simplify them. Sometimes it helps to see things with an idea of creating something out of it. Other times, when I am struggling to bring forth something, it feels as if these may not be useful at all. I am also finding for my strength and weaknesses, managing them is another story, they are like two sides of a coin.
That’s my progress for this week.

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The working of this stitch is on SharonB’ s Pintangle. As a design experiment this stitch was worked on different shapes and curves on this fabric. Magenta was the main colour, beige and green were also added. The idea for this colour scheme was taken from an image on pinterest. Working this stitch as flower-

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32.126.altu&dbhonest-1

This stitch was worked on all the lines and shapes in magenta. Cotton skeins were used.

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32.126.altu&dbholest-2

The next colour beige was used to work other stitches –zigzag chain, Algerian eye, quarter buttonhole, long tailed chain, buttonhole, detached chain, french knots.

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32.126.altu&dbholest-3

Green threads for further building of stitches.

32.126.alternating up and down buttonhole stitch

32.126.alternating up and down buttonhole stitch

Though some stitch combinations were worked on this piece, it does not give full satisfaction. It may be any one of these reasons.
The design itself?
Drawing with stitches?
The combination is not interesting?
Tired?
Not being able to comprehend the reason?

This week’s edges on Randje per week challenge.  The graph for these edges are there.Easy edges to work with.

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69,70

Another version of beaded herringbone was worked with dark brown thread and this stitch was worked over pink lace. With these samples the piece was completed.

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31.125.bhbonest-3

The piece before working the beaded herringbone stitches.

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31.125.bhbonest-backst

The completed design sampler.

31.125.beaded herringbone stitch

31.125.beaded herringbone stitch

This one was fairly simple and quicker to finish. The dark pink bead changing into red colour was unexpected. Now time to work this week’s Randje.

The working of last week’s beaded herringbone stitch is on Pintangle. I am still on the catching up mode. This piece is moving faster than the previous week’s stitch.
Back stitch borders are worked between beaded herringbone stitches. The dark pink beads look like red in the picture.

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31.125.beadhbonest-1

After working the beaded herringbone stitches vertically, the beads are added [in progress] in the space made with closed herringbone stitch.

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31.125.beadhbonest-2

For the 16th week the progress on my projects are posted under this heading. It is helpful to the keep the mind focused on the progress of each one. The progress made by others can be seen on Pintangle.
The TAST challenge stitch took most of the time in this week. after completing it ,I moved on to the embroidery on tunic-
The centre of the yoke pattern on yellow tunic was worked with berry stitch [stranded cotton], chain stitch outlines [cotton skein and gold metallic thread] and herringbone filling [ variegated fine silk thread]

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16.wipwednesdays-cytunic3

The back stitched petals and the progressing fly stitch filling inside the paisleys.

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16.wipwednesdays-cytunic4

Embellishments will be with mirrors and beads. The third week edges were completed on Randje per week challenge. These edges are 8 inches in length. I started them in February.

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16.wipwednesdays-rpw3

The hussif was totally neglected this week too. The studio journal class lessons are very interesting and keeps me excited with many ideas, the habit of writing down the ideas needs to cultivated. Hoping that will start soon.

The paisley designs are associated with mango in Indian tradition. They are called as mango in all languages and not paisley here. While starting this design, the idea of mango was predominant in my mind. With the same idea, the last filling was done in yellow, 304, anchor stranded cotton.

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30.124.clhbonest-4

The outline was worked in stem stitch with brown metallic thread [stem of ripe mango] and beads are added to the outer lines of closed herringbone stitch

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30.124.closed herringbone stitch

The bead detail-

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30.124.clhbonest-bead detail

It was not practical to work this design – while taking an online class, TAST catching up and embroidery on tunic.  still I enjoyed working on this.Having said that, it seems the impracticality continues on my next TAST stitch too. Al least, we cannot forget the lesson of time taken for each project, this took me 11.5 hours [not continues of course]. I may use this piece on a bag.

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