cream and black chanderi


This chanderi fabric either in cotton or silk is available in Chennai, as running materials or sarees or dupattas or stoles. The patterns and colours are pleasing to the eyes. the cream printed fabric is chanderi silk.

crblchanderi-fabric

crblchanderi-fabric

The embroidery design was a small border to be worked in chain stitch. I am used to working with mirrors. We get numerous borders worked with mirror like discs which are light weight and can be attached to the fabric with silk threads. This design was inspired by a design on an antique pattern book.

crblchanderi-pattern

crblchanderi-pattern

Started the project with chain stitch in metallic gold thread.

cblchanderi-1

cblchanderi-1

Two chain stitch rows and the small triangular shape fillings in herringbone stitches were worked with red fine silk thread.

crblchanderi-2

crblchanderi-2

Another chain stitch outline and leaf stitches were worked with cream colour anchor skein.

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crblchanderi-3

Generally these discs are held with glue and the securing stitches are worked around the edge. Instead of using the glue the disc was held tightly to work the securing stitch in red fine silk thread. It did not pose a problem in this case.

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crblchanderi-4

Some gold beads were then attached to this embroidered piece.

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crblchanderi-5

The tunic

cream black chanderi silk tunic

cream black chanderi silk tunic

The tailor did a neat job. The detail-

crblchanderi-detail

crblchanderi-detail

A cream cotton fabric was used for lining this tunic.

RPW 2016
This week’s chart on this cross stitch sampler challenge was completed on Sunday 15th may.
TAST 2016
This week’s stitches are fern stitch and the beaded version of fern stitch. These two have been worked earlier, the link to my blog needs to be posted on facebook group.
Yellow red khadi tunic
The sewn yellow khadi cotton tunic was embroidered and embellished with mirrors this week. Khadi is hand woven fabric made with hand woven yarn.

WIPW88-yelredkhadi-4

WIPW88-yelredkhadi-4

Cream and black chanderi tunic
Some progress was made on this small piece this week. The sequin were attached with silk thread. the stitch worked is different from the usual mirror stitch. Holding on to the sequin was easier and keeping the thread in its place was difficult. I thought differently when this work started.

WIPW88-crblchanderi

WIPW88-crblchanderi

This project was lying in a bag, till it was coordinated with a ready sewn Patiala.

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orawhblgret-det2

I have another project to start. The fabric is with the tailor. This is black cotton fabric with threadwork border. The tailor will give the front piece of the tunic to be embroidered. More details next week.

RPW2016
The weekly chart of part of alphabets was worked on Saturday.
TAST 2016
This week’s stitches eastern and beaded eastern stitches were worked on the earlier TAST challenge. The link to this blog was posted on facebook group.
Saree falls
Our sarees are 5.5 metres long. The side which meets the ground will endure lots of wear and tear. To minimize the damage, we attach a 5 inch strip with over 2.5 metres length along that edge. These are called saree falls, easily available in many colours in India.

WIPW87-Sfalls-1

WIPW87-Sfalls-1

These falls are attached to the saree with running stitch. This repetitive work is quite relaxing and meditative and I love doing it. These two sarees were safeguarded during this week.

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WIPW87-sfalls-2

Cream and black chanderi tunic
Chain stitch and herringbone stitches are worked in red fine silk thread.

WIPW87-crblchanderi-3

WIPW87-crblchanderi-3

Yellow red khadi tunic
I started with feather stitch creepers on this tunic. This is freely drawn design.

WIPW87-yelredkhadi-3

WIPW87-yelredkhadi-3

An embroidered piece was lying in a bag, because the original combination was not attractive anymore. A yellow handloom cotton fabric was chosen for this piece. The finished tunic.

brown green yelowtunci set

brown green yelowtunci set

RPW2016

On earlier post I was happy that some progress has been made on my projects. The working on the projects resumed after two weeks gap. The Randje per week 2016 challenge is  on time now.

WIPW86-RPW2016-till 18th week

WIPW86-RPW2016-till 18th week

TAST 2016

The stitches of the past weeks have been worked before. SharonB is asking for the opinion of break after 50 stitches. Since I am not working on the current stitches, the aspect of break is not an issue. On my part I would like to learn more than the 140 stitches worked on the earlier challenge.

Kutch and mirror work on blue tunic with yellow orange patiala

After catching up on the RPW2016 challenge, this project was given full attention and was completed. it is yet to go to the tailor. The embroidery details of this project will be posted after that.

WIPW86-blyelorapatiala-2

WIPW86-blyelorapatiala-2

Cream and black chanderi tunic

This project started with chain stitch worked in metallic thread.

WIPW86-crblchanderi-2

WIPW86-crblchanderi-2

Yellow red khadi tunic

This tunic fabric was given to the tailor for sewing before I left for India. It came back like this. Ha has done a good job. The space below the neck needs embroidery. This will be the next project after the work on cream and black chanderi tunic.

WIPW86-yeredkhadi-2

WIPW86-yeredkhadi-2

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.

WIPW85-blyelorapatiala-1

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.

WIPW85-blyelorapatiala-2

WIPW85-blyelorapatiala-2

Cream and black chanderi tunic

WIPW85-crblachanderi-1

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.