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.

30.124.clhbonest-4

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

30.124.closed herringbone stitch

30.124.closed herringbone stitch

The bead detail-

30.124.clhbonest-bead detail

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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