The different sized mirrors are fixed with shisha stitch on the red yoke. The heart shaped mirrors in the centre are fixed with double chain stitch which is whipped on the inner side to secure the mirror. This stitch has some other names too. It is used in Hungarian, Kashmiri embroideries. It is thicker than the normal chain. By working this way, the cloth around the mirrors is pulled tight and the mirror sits snugly in the space created by this pulling. I was concerned when it distorted the shape of the fabric, later decided it would not matter because this yoke gets attached to the tunic. This yoke requires some silver beads now to complete the ethnic look.

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Sneaking another break from the red yoke, two more black work motifs were worked on the aida cloth. WIPW49-beigebwt-3

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