January 2015


I could work woven chain bars on some of the paisleys. Polyester threads are used to work these woven chain bars. The chains get twisted quite often, which is slightly irritating. The zigzag chains are worked individually to minimize this twisting.

wovenchbar-1

wovenchbar-1

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The working of this stitch is on SharonB ’s pintangle. The idea to work this band on paisleys came during the period I was experimenting the TAST stitches on paisley designs. The basic pattern of paisleys to work the bars –

woven ch band- pattern

woven ch band- pattern

The paisleys are worked in green threads. Apart from satin stitch variations, the other stitches used for filling are- buttonhole variations, stem stitch, chain stitch, herringbone, running stitch, weaving.

woven chain band-b

woven chain band-b

After completing the fillings,  today, I started working the woven chain bars. It is time consuming.

This week’s edges are also simple and easy ones. The free graph for these edges are here.

RPW 2015-5,6

RPW 2015-5,6

 

Another few more randjes on Randje per week 2014 challenge were completed this week.

rpw2014-55 to 59

rpw2014-55 to 59

There was one more stitch on TAST challenge, which was not attempted, 123 rd week stitch-woven chain band. Started with filling some paisley motifs. When these are filled with few filling stitch variations, woven chain will be worked on them.

woven chst-a

woven chst-a

In this project the embroidery was worked on a ready to wear tunic. The tunic was bought at a shop-FabIndia- which specializes on Indian handloom ethnic wear. The tussar silk stole with metallic block print-

greentussar-duppata

greentussar-duppata

A tussar silk tunic to match this stole-

greetussar-1

greetussar-1

A traditional Indian pattern-

greetussar- pattern

greetussar- pattern

The threads were fine silk, cotton skeins and metallic gold. Started the embroidery with medium blue silk thread- chain stitch and herringbone.

greetussar-2

greetussar-2

Darker blue silk thread for inner row of chain stitch and double herringbone filling.

greetussar-3

greetussar-3

Green cotton skein for chain stitch on stem, leaf stitch.

greetussar-4

greetussar-4

White silk thread used for chain stitch.

greetussar-5

greetussar-5

Finally chain stitch embellishing was done with gold metallic thread.

greetussar-6

greetussar-6

Detail-

greetussar-7

greetussar-7

These Indian stoles[ dupattas] are quite long- 2.5 metres. They need to be worn over both shoulders, otherwise we’ll be sweeping the ground stylishly! This embroidery was worked in the centre just below the neck, where it can be seen. A small motif with all the colours on the duppata seemed ideal. This pattern works well for Aari work too.

Added later-

Queenie requested to see the embroidered tunic with dupatta.

The embroidered tunic with dupatta-

Greetussar-8

Greetussar-8

When the dupatta worn over both shoulders

greetussar-9

greetussar-9

I use these plastic loops for embroidery. Remove them when they are not in use.

embroidery loops

embroidery loops

The edges could be completed today, because they were easy and small. The free graph for these edges are here.

In the third edge, half crosses in the centre and the crosses on top and bottom were completed in one journey and the central crosses were completed on the return journey. I tend to work the pattern in mind and work out the easiest and fastest way to work a piece and then start the actual stitching. I suppose everyone does that. In the fourth edge the stitches were worked continuously. These edges are ideal for small borders and building up large borders.

RPW 2015-3,4

RPW 2015-3,4

This tunic fabric is block printed cotton with border.

bluykpriwhitet-1

bluykpriwhitet-1

The embroidery was done on blue cotton fabric. The surface satin was worked in blue silk thread. Mirrors were to be added later.

bluykpriwhitet-2

bluykpriwhitet-2

Stem stitch was worked with green cotton skein.

bluykpriwhitet-3

bluykpriwhitet-3

The chain stitch outline was done in variegated polyester thread.

bluykpriwhitet-4

bluykpriwhitet-4

The petals filled with chain stitch in medium pink cotton skein.

bluykpriwhitet-5

bluykpriwhitet-5

The filling completed with lighter pink cotton skein.

bluykpriwhitet-6

bluykpriwhitet-6

The inner outline in buttonhole stitch was worked with white cotton skein.

bluykpriwhitet-7

bluykpriwhitet-7

Small square mirrors stitched in the centre.

bluykpriwhitet-8

bluykpriwhitet-8

The completed tunic with embroidered yoke and sleeves with attached border.

blue yoke on printed white tunic

blue yoke on printed white tunic

The detail

blue yoke on printed white tunic detail

blue yoke on printed white tunic detail

This tunic being cotton is ideal for our summers, it is worn with blue jeggings. I fell for the tiny prints on this fabric. The embroidery work was simple. The pattern-

bluykpriwhitet-pattern

bluykpriwhitet-pattern

 

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