October 2015


After a long time I could complete the edges of this week on Randje per week challenge 2015 on the same day it was posted. After returning from vacation there were three weeks of edges to catch up. This took a long time.
This week’s edges were easier to work on. The free graph for the edges are here.

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RPW2015-87,88

 

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This week also the edges on Randje per week 2015 challenge took most of the working time. Last year this challenge was worked differently.-The edges were started when they were posted on the blog on every Saturday. They were completed continuously at the end of the year. This year the way these edges are getting longer to work, it affects the working of other projects. From last week, this thought has entered the mind and wouldn’t go away. May be for the rest of the challenge, I may follow the same idea of last year. The links for these two edges are here.

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WIPW64-RPW85,85

Drawing the borders from earlier drawn kutchwork borders appears to inspire ideas for more combinations. These are drawn on paper to be copied later.

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WIPW65-kutchborders3

Another colour thread was started on the ethnic Indian borders. Along with the randjes and slow movement on these borders, it seems as if the progress during the week was not much.

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IPW65-blugreenpatiala4

This whole week I have been working on Randje per week 2015 cross stitch challenge. The link for this site is here. The borders were big, so were time consuming. Border# 81 was the last one on the third sampler.

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WIPW64-RPW81

This year the samplers are not long as it was in 2014. it is an ideal way to work on more colour options. Starting with the new colour scheme the border # 82.

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WIPW64-RPW82

This week’s borders are also time consuming. Borders 83,84.

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WIPW64-RPW83,84

After working on these borders till today, the embroidery on blue tunic was not even noticed. No progress report there. In the evenings some more ideas of kutch borders were drawn on centimeter graph sheets. 3 pages of small borders are completed.

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WIPW64-kutchwork borders2

The week’s work was quite slow. The herringbone filling with dark aqua green thread [anchor-189] on the borders was completed. More filling stitches with other colours are to be started. It takes long because, for each and every square the working thread has to be cut and restarted again.

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WIPW63-blugreenpatiala3

This week’s randjes are large. My third sampler cloth couldn’t accommodate both borders. The second one has to be started on another cloth. The sampler looks-

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WIPW63-RPW

Yesterday Navrathri festival started. This is festival which is celebrated for nine days. Clay figurines depict the various Gods and significant mythological scenes are kept on display. I have done this every year, when I lived in India. Many rituals are also performed glorifying the female Gods. Women are invited. I need to go for a visit. Our traditional saree is the dress code. I bought this cotton kota saree designed by Arundati Menon. I had to attach falls [a five inch strip of fabric which is attached to the saree border, where it touches the ground, to protect the saree] on this saree. After working the second randje, the embroidery on the borders will resume.

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WIPW63-kota saree

The green yoke for white/pink printed tunic was completed this week. It was easy working along the stripes.

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WIPW62-whipinkgreen3

After completing the embroidery, white sequins were added to these linear stitches.
This ready to wear Patiala salwar was bought on my previous trip to Chennai.

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WIPW62-blugreen patiala1

A dark blue fabric was chosen for the tunic. The pattern is inspired by ethnic Indian embroidery. Lots of spaces to be filled with herringbone stitches! The thread colours are plucked from the Patiala with an addition of white and pink. The embroidery on 3 cm borders for the sleeves and sides are started.

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WIPW62-blugreenpatiala2

My kutchwork border designs are moving very slowly, so nothing much to report there.

This week’s edges are interesting to work on this Randje per week 2015 challenge. I may need to prepare another fabric for the rest of the edges on this challenge. The free graph for these edges are here.

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RPW2015-79,80