February 2015


The second colour continues on this week’s randjes too. The free graph for these edges  are  available on this blog.

rpw2015-13,14

rpw2015-13,14

It took 2.5 hours to work these two edges. converting these edges into kucthwork borders has become an interesting hobby now.  I could draw only one edge, the possibilities need to be explored on this week’s kutchwork samples. Border pattern inspired by 13th cross stitch edge.

rpw-kw-13-pattern

rpw-kw-13-pattern

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After completing the randje per week 2014 challenge, I thought of concentrating more on embroidery on tunics. Satin stitches with cotton skeins were started on the central panel of blue/green crepe tunic.

wipw38-blugrecrepet-3

wipw38-blugrecrepet-3

While working on this my tailor came back from his visit. A pink crepe silk fabric was given to him for marking the centre and sleeves for a tunic, which he marked. I had thought of a simple creeper design for the centre for this tunic [some idea malfunction]. This design required a full front and not just the central panel alone. Now the front panel and sleeves were sitting there. A new pattern was drawn for those. I have a green leggings which does not match any tunic. Matching it with this tunic seems a nice idea now. It is floral pattern. Started the leaf stitches on leaves [what else?] with cotton skein and silk thread. It is hard to use the hoop on this fabric, may be it needs some fusing in back. Where to look for this? Spending time on searching and learning is not practical now. The work started on sleeve-

wipw38-pinkcrepet-1

wipw38-pinkcrepet-1

Have drawn some dots on white paper to try some ideas of chicken scratch on dotted fabric.

wipw38-chicken scratch

wipw38-chicken scratch

On our Hand embroidery lovers group , a picture was posted on which a large circular  kutchwork design was done on a saree pallu. We couldn’t get the pattern for it. Being a circular pattern where the the prominent motif was a kutchwork paisley. I drew 1/8 th of this circle on A4 size paper. This part of the pattern can be repeated eight times to get a full circle. The pattern.

1/8th of a circle

1/8th of a circle

This pattern can be used for cushions, bedspreads too.

These week’s edges are interesting. We have the second colour. I used cream polyester thread as the second colour. The free graph for these edges are here.

rpw2015-11.12

rpw2015-11.12

Inspired by these edges, 2 kutchwork borders were drawn on paper. Working the samples and posting the details are the next step.

rpw2015-kw-pattern

rpw2015-kw-pattern

Time just flew away today. Yesterday we visited the heritage pavilion on Muscat festival. Some embroidered pieces were there, the details of which will be shared soon here.

Added later-

The two kutchwork borders. the instructions are here.

Kutch work borders- 11,12

Kutch work borders- 11,12

I am missing the TAST challenge. A new interest as started with Randje per week 2015 challenge, these days the edges are giving scope for designing kutchwork borders. These borders are designed, and worked as samples. Whenever an idea of a kutchwork pattern comes in mind, there is an urge to try out the possibilities of the pattern. Now working on these borders gives a satisfaction. The edges of randje per week challenge of last year were successfully completed this week. The last few edges were completed during last year.

WIPW37-RPW- 71 to 75

WIPW37-RPW- 71 to 75

This week’s progress on embroidery for blue green crepe tunic was working chain stitches with the same blue/green fine silk thread. The design is traditional Indian, so the stitches just follow the pattern, not much of creativity here.

WIPW37-blugrencrepet-2

WIPW37-blugrencrepet-2

I was quite busy to restart the long stitch kit. A person has asked for guidance to work chicken scratch on dotted fabric, I did a pair of borders in 2009. I want to explore more now. One sample piece

WIPW37-chicken scratch

WIPW37-chicken scratch

This type of tunic with simple embroidery is always in fashion. The tunic fabric is handloom cotton.

beimarstrit-fabric

beimarstrit-fabric

I had another handloom [mangalagiri] cotton fabric with zari border. The pattern was drawn on that.

beimarstrit-1

beimarstrit-1

The embroidery was worked with cotton skeins, metallic thread and stones were added as embellishments. Herringbone filling stitch was done in red thread.

beimarstrit-2

beimarstrit-2

The same stitch was used with the beige thread too.

beimarstrit-3

beimarstrit-3

The outline was done with gold metallic thread, worked like this it looks like Aari work. This I have to learn one day.

beimarstrit-4

beimarstrit-4

The last part of this piece was completed with stones.

beimarstrit-5

beimarstrit-5

The tailor did a good job of sewing this tunic, again I love the neck line. The extra zari borders were sewn on the sleeves.

beige maroon striped tunic

beige maroon striped tunic

The pattern for this embroidery.

beimarstrit-pattern

beimarstrit-pattern

The detail –

beige maroon striped tunic detail

beige maroon striped tunic detail

 This tunic is worn  with maroon jeggings. The fabric feels very cool in summer. I feel the zari border played a big part in this tunic project.

 

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