This tunic fabric is cotton with block printed motifs in grey and blue colours wit border.
The embroidery was worked with cotton skeins and metallic silver thread. First thread was grey. Herringbone stitch fillings and chain stitch outlines were done with this thread.
Three shades of same blue were used. first was the medium blue thread. The stitches were the same.
Again the fillings are done with herringbone stitches and the outlines in chain stitch.
The lightest blue is used for outline.
After working the embroidery with cotton skeins, the silver metallic thread was used to define the outlines and other smaller details.
The last thread on this project was white cotton skein.
This embroidered centre piece was sewn on to the tunic by the tailor, who did a great job on the neckline.
The closer look of the tunic.
The pattern of this centre piece, based on traditional Indian design.
This was a simple embroidery, I like working on traditional designs.