chain stitch


This tunic was worked in 2012.
This cotton tunic is handloom cotton in golden yellow. The Indian pant is cream and yellow with a wavy pattern.
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the pattern was inspired by a tunic seen in a boutique.
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Starting with kutchwork border in the centre , the other linear stitches are chain in different colours, closed herringbone stitch, zigzag back stitch, fly stitch and its variation, and the last chain stitch boxes are for the mirrors to be worked inside. The detail-
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After working the small square mirrors.
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The detail after working the mirrors.
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The sewn tunic.
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The tunic was designed and worked in 2012. The fabric was block printed soft cotton named mul mul. The work was ethnic Gujarati embroidery. The motif design was repeated on the sleeves and on both sides of the shoulders-front and back.
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Worked motif with the borders
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The sleeves were attached with red and brown pieces of fabrics, these were also embellished with embroidery and wooden beads.
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The tunic-
cream brown tunic

I have worked embroidery on tunics over the years. Not all of them were posted on the blog. I started writing ‘works in progress Wednesdays’ posts from 2014. These tunics were worked before that year. This tunic was worked in 2011.
The pick tunic fabric is cotton. The work was Kashmiri embroidery, the pattern has a motif and a decorative neckline consisting of flowers and paisleys.
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The motif was repeated on the hemline and sleeves. Embroidered motif.
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The embroidered tunic.
pinklilac tunic[kashmiri]

Somehow time flew away last week before I could write the post on Wednesday. I have been working on some projects. My earlier projects and challenges are set aside for the time being. Few years ago I had made names on towel edgings in cross stitch for my nephews and nieces. Their sons saw these and wanted one for them with their names. They are very young. I thought instead of cross stitch, free style embroidery can be worked. The elder one wanted blue towel.
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The work is started on this one.
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The second towel. the younger one wanted a purple towel. I couldn’t get that colour. Designing is completed. I will start after finishing the first one.

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These fabrics are 1 metre each. A tunic is to be made combining these two fabrics.
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I have an old yoke, which may be matched with these fabrics. I need to attach some mirrors to go with the green fabric.
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This was also an old yoke on black tunic worked with Kashmiri embroidery, this was attached to this variegated tunic fabric.
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The outline does not look good, planning on filling some places to make it look better. Have to wait and see.
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I want to learn buttonholed fly stitch [from last week’s SSS challenge] during this week, Seems like an interesting stitch.

 

For the past few weeks it was hard to find time to post on the blog. I was in India for a week.
The humid heat in Chennai, was difficult this time.
Though the stitch challenges were ignored, the progress on the projects was good.
The work on the neckline of the cream striped tunic is almost completed.
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The sleeves of the neutral tussar tunic were also completed. Today, drew markings on tunic front. This will be simple embroidery with beads and sequins.
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Work on cream chiffon tunic also was fairly good. I am working on the third panel.
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This is a new project. The fabric is tussar. The embroidery will be done around the neck with gold metallic thread and stones and beadsWIPW214-aqgreetusts-1

 

Projects
The work with peach thread and stones was completed. It is good to start small projects running along with long projects. The enthusiasm does not diminish during long projects because of these small ones. Over the week, the work on this cream fabric with blue silk thread continued.
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I also started the work on neutral colour tussar with gold metallic thread. Both the projects will take a lot of time.
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It is time to work a small project. This striped fabric is also tussar silk. A simple neck design was drawn. And the same was traced on to cream colour silk cotton fabric. More details on next post.

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I am still working on projects this week. Generally, handloom cotton, silk, crepe fabrics are bought during trips to India. The season being cool here in Muscat, the silk and crepe fabrics are taken out for designing and embroidering. Some work is rich, intricate and time consuming. This year, even elaborate work is interesting.
Last week, the picture of the peach on cream chiffon was not clear. This picture shows the circles worked in detached chain and fly stitches. The chain outline is worked in two shades of peach silk threads.
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This week’s progress is rope stitch on the stems and stone embellishment.
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The work on navy blue blouse is faster because of closed herringbone filling. Realizing now, the gold metallic thread must have been harder to work, that is why it took so much time. Since it was repetitive, it was relaxing. The picture of the progress was not taken, because of the same motif.
A tussar silk in neutral colour is with the tailor for marking of neck and sleeves. The idea will be shared on next week’s post.

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