Celtic design


Antique golden beads and sequins were used as embellishments for this embroidery on the yoke. The central motif with beads-

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The embroidered piece was given to the tailor for sewing,
As mentioned on my previous post, the salwar [Indian style pants] was a glossy printed black and gold fabric.
The completed tunic set-

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The tunic top with lace border on sleeve-

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The printed salwar and the yoke match well together. The embroidery did not take much time and I have worn it a few times. Fully satisfied with this set.

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After working the motifs with herringbone stitches and back stitches, the pattern around the neck was worked with herringbone stitch. And the motifs are outlined with back stitch-

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The stitching part of the embroidery is completed on this pattern-

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Sequins and beads on the neckline-

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The centre and the small motifs with beads-

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Today I tried a few more variations of chevron stitch – 6th week stitch of TAST2012 stitch challenge by SharonB.[here you can also see wonderful highlights of this stitch]
12- in this row I tried working individual chevron stitches.

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13-after seeing the chevron stitch worked on a celtic motif on facebook TAST2012 page by fellow member, the stitch is worked in this pattern.

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14-the chevron stitch is worked with pink seed beads.

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15-these are trials of working chevron stitch in circle.

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16-starting with the chevron stitch base, buttonhole stitch variation is worked on one side.

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17-two rows of chevron stitches with bugle beads and sequins.

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18-the chevron stitch itself is worked in bugle beads. I enjoyed working on this row!

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With these set of variations I am completing this chevron stitch sampler for this week.
First part of the completed sampler-

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Part 2-

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Part 3-

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Early last year, I had done a celtic design . This pattern was from http://www.inkcircles.com/html/Goodies.html. [thanks]They gave  a full year of celtic patterns. I chose two patterns from them for frames. The second one  I did in dec2009-

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I changed the colours. While working-

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This design was of ideal size for the frame, so I used the whole design.I think  it was 16inch aida cloth. the finished piece-

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I couln’t resist adding my initials on the four corners.The two frames together look like this-

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Working on the second frame was easier. I liked using fall colours on these pieces.

I love celtic designs.The twists , turns,ups, downs of the designs, in someway represents ‘life’ to me.

www.inkcircles.com– , which for the past 3 years,has been posting free designs on its site.Wonderful designs. I was waiting for the right time to work on their designs.

Chossing the frame was the first step,Then I chose the colour and count  of the fabric.Then the design which can fit the dimensions.I liked this particular design, but had to crop the border .celtic1-3

I didn’t change the colour scheme,except for adding a green colour.

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 The threads were  Anchor cotton skeins-2 strands. The finished frame is here-

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Hubby dear loved the frame.