March 2016


The chart on RPW 2016 challenge was completed on Saturday.

The stitch of the week on TAST 2016 is threaded cable chain. This was the last stitch on earlier TAST challenge. I had worked the samples then.

Dark blue mirror work yoke

The work on this fabric was completed with the mirror work and sequins. The details of the embroidery is posted here.

WIPW85-whblchanderi-2

WIPW85-whblchanderi-2

Yellow red khadi tunic

This tunic is sewn now. The next segment is designing the embroidery. A notion of using paisley shaped mirrors is lurking in the mind.

Kutch and mirror work on blue tunic with yellow orange patiala

This the last in the set of three yokes designed in February, the tunic fabric is blue with stripes. The Indian pants, this time is a Patiala salwar in yellow with orange print.

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WIPW85-blyelorapatiala-1

The pattern was drawn on an orange cotton fabric. The embroidery is kutch work and mirror work together. Started with fly stitches in green thread on the leaves and moved on to the orange kutch work motifs.

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WIPW85-blyelorapatiala-2

Cream and black chanderi tunic

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WIPW85-crblachanderi-1

This is the next project. A small border in black fabric with mirror discs and embroidery with gold and silk thread is the idea. The search for the pattern is on. This will be small border.

I am happy with the progress made this week. Posting details while the project is still fresh in mind is motivating and energizing.

I had designed three pieces for embroidery on tunics in February when working on a long project. This is the second piece. After completing the work on this blue silk cotton fabric, the piece suited a white chanderi silk cotton tunic fabric and I found the embroidery done around the mirror was worth sharing .
It started with the pattern-

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mirblue-pat

Buttonhole stitch variations are worked over the pattern drawn.

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mirblue-1

The small oval shapes were intended for detached chain stitches. I felt oyster stitch was  a better choice. It so happened while working on this stitch, SharonB announced oyster stitch on this week’s TAST 2016 challenge. These oyster stitches were worked in four strands of cotton skein.

mirblue-2

mirblue-2

The triangular space around the mirror pattern was worked in herringbone filling.

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mirblue-det1

The space between the two outlines was worked in herringbone and fly stitch combination in pink and green.

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mirblue-det2

Zigzag back stitch was worked around the inner round. This was not part of the pattern.

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mirblue-3

Long tailed chain stitches in white thread were worked in between the buttonhole stitches. this detail was also not in the pattern.

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mirblue-4

The whole piece after working back stitches with white thread.

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mirblue-det3

A medium size round mirror was attached to the centre with shisha stitch.

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mirblue-5

Small square mirrors were attached with shisha stitch between the two outlines.

mirblue-det4

mirblue-det4

After working the mirrors, small silver sequins with silver beads were stitched on to this piece. The mirror detail-

mirror work on blue detail

mirror work on blue detail

The piece with completed embroidery.

mirror work on blue

mirror work on blue

This week’s chart on this challenge is also completed. The graph is here. They have mentioned that the larger alphabets and figurines will come at the later stage of the sampler.

RPW2016-W13

RPW2016-W13

RPW2016

This week’s chart on RPW 2016 was completed on Saturday, the day it was posted.

TAST 2016

This week’s stitch on TAST 2016 challenge is Oyster stitch, which was worked in earlier TAST challenge. The sampler was posted on facebook group page with a link.

Blue multi coloured kutch work yoke

This yoke was completed with mirrors this week. The tunic for which it was intended and this yoke do not match well. So, the tunic fabric was changed to white block printed cotton fabric. it is yet to go to the tailor. The details are here.

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WIPW84-bluemultico kutyoke-2

Dark blue mirrorwork yoke

The second yoke designed along with the multi coloured kutchwork piece is for a mirror work embroidery. The work on this was started yesterday.

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WIPW84-whblchanderi-1

Yellow red khadi tunic

This ready to sew Khadi salwar suit set was a gift. It is with the tailor now. The embroidery designing will be done after the set is sewn.

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WIPW84-yelredkhadi-1

The details on the blue mirror work yoke will be posted after the project is completed. It is interesting to post the details immediately after the completion of the project

Kutch work embroidery fascinates me. Sometimes it is a motif, or a woven design, or a border. The differences in working each piece is quite absorbing. This is the reason, every now and then, a kutchwork project keeps showing on my posts. This time, an idea of a small kutchwork design worked in different colours came to mind.
This design can be worked as woven kutch work too.
The pattern, as a usual practice the mirrors are also incorporated in this pattern.

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blmultiy-pat

The design was drawn on a blue fabric. The embroidery started with choosing these threads. Few more threads were added while working. The kutchwork was worked in three strands of stranded cotton

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blmultiy-threads

After working a corner design, started with the repeating design.

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blmultiy-1

The working was faster than I expected. The thread consumption  for each piece was also very less.

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blmultiy-2

This particular kutchwork motif can be also be weaved, instead of interlacing. The interlacing leaves space in between the interlaced squares.

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blmultiy-3

The yellow and orange threads were alternated with a touch of pink, green and blue in between them. The colourful kutchwork embroidery.

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blmultiy-4

The outline in chain stitch with blue thread.

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blmultiy-5

The chain stitches in white are worked after this.

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blmultiy-6

The small square mirrors worked with blue thread.

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blmultiy-7

Three yoke patterns were engineered one after another a while ago. This is the first piece. After completing this embroidery, the tunic for which this was intended, a blue cotton fabric, was not appealing enough. So yesterday, another tunic fabric was picked for this piece.

blue multi col yoke white tunic

blue multi col yoke white tunic

This is ready to go to the tailor.

We have started on another set of alphabets on this week’s chart. The graph is available on this site. Some letters are slightly similar to the first alphabet on this sampler.

RPW2016-W12

RPW2016-W12

The sampler after 12 weeks.

RPW2015-work done ill week 12

RPW2015-work done ill week 12

 

RPW 2016
This week’s chart on RPW 2016 challenge was completed on Saturday afternoon.
TAST 2016
It took a few more samples to complete the fancy bobbin edging sampler. Last week’s stitch and this week’s  stitch were worked in earlier TAST challenge. Just browsing and enjoying other member works is this week’s agenda on this challenge.
Two tunics
While working the grey crepe tunic, three mirror yokes were designed. The first one is  for a white and blue printed chanderi fabric.

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WIPW83-whblchanderit-1

The second tunic is blue mangalagiri cotton fabric.

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WIPW83-blue,blue tunic-1

Two designs are traced on two separate fabrics chosen for these two tunics. After working the embroideries on both, selection of yokes will be made between these two tunics. The third yoke is medium sized, the work on it will commence after the completion of these two projects.
Embroidery-
After working with red colour on crepe tunic, the first yoke is multi coloured. I have just started the kutchwork motifs. After working these motifs, square mirrors will be stitched on to this yoke.

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WIPW83-whblchanderi-2

The progress on these projects will be posted later.

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