cross sticth border[c]


Challenges
On SSS challenge there is a new stitch- Japanese darning stitch. A sampler was worked yesterday.
On TAST 2017 also has a new stitch this week, fancy herringbone stitch, which was not part of earlier TAST challenges. Hoping to start this stitch sampler today or tomorrow.
The NESSAL and RPW2016 were not started or touched this week.
Zardsosi
After working the stem and arrowhead stitches, green zardosi beads are used for filling the paisleys and the space between the arrowhead stitches. I have started working the beads on the last outline, but yet to take the picture.
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Cross stitch
The sleeves of a navy blue polyester linen tunic will have cross stitch borders on them. Two borders were chosen from files downloaded on the internet.
After securing the edges of the Aida with buttonhole stitches, the borders were started. Three shades of blue and one dark red are to be used on this project. Work on this project will be after the completion of the zardosi embroidery.

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Starting this year with details and patterns of some projects done in the past two years.
This was done in 2012 as part of bridal gifts on my younger nephew’s wedding.
I wanted to a cross stitch border to embellish a pouch, which can be used for various purposes. This was to be a gift for my new niece, Charanya. The fabric was synthetic velvet for the pouch, the cross stitch border was on aida . The pattern was chosen from old antique pattern book and modified.

cross stitch border pattern

cross stitch border pattern

Cotton skeins were used for this work. Alternate crosses were worked for the outline.

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The second colour

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Stitches for the centre

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The next shade

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The pink thread

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The lighter pink

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This border was then embellished with pink stones.

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The border was then sewn on to the pouch. I enjoyed playing with colours on the old cross stitch border.