September 2015


I went to Chennai, India for two weeks. It was a whirlwind trip. A wonderful combination of spiritual, religious, social and shopping. The embroidery was not even looked at during this period. After returning to Muscat, first started with the Randje per week challenge 2015 catching up.

WIPW61-RPW2015

WIPW61-RPW2015

Shopping included some handloom fabrics for tunics, of course! This tunic is printed soft cotton, with cotton crepe salwar.

WIPW61-whipinkgreent1

WIPW61-whipinkgreent1

With an urge to use a contrast fabric as yoke for this tunic, a striped mangalagiri green fabric was chosen. The idea is to use the stripes as base for linear stitches, started with zigzag back stitch and chain stitch outline.

WIPW61-whipinkgreent-2

WIPW61-whipinkgreent-2

An idea to revive the kutchwork border designs which were drawn in the year 1992 has created another activity now. The process of coping these designs [the papers became old] started 3 days ago.

WIPW61-kutchborders1

WIPW61-kutchborders1

I went to India for two weeks. With all temple visits, attending a few religious functions, performing rituals, shopping sprees- there was no time to even think, LOL! Still thoroughly enjoyed these activities. There was no stitching at all during this period. After returning from India, I started catching up on the randjes. From the 67th cross stitch border-

RPW2015-67 to 74

RPW2015-67 to 74

The 73rd and 74th edges are interchanged, because of lack of space.

RPW2015-73 to76

RPW2015-73 to76

Yesterday’s edge-

RPW2015-77,78

RPW2015-77,78

The free graphs for these edges are here. Now other projects can be given attention.