kutchwork


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.

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.

WIPW84-bluemultico kutyoke-2

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.

WIPW84-whblchanderi-1

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.

WIPW84-yelredkhadi-1

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.

blmultiy-pat

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

blmultiy-threads

blmultiy-threads

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

blmultiy-1

blmultiy-1

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

blmultiy-2

blmultiy-2

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

blmultiy-3

blmultiy-3

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

blmultiy-4

blmultiy-4

The outline in chain stitch with blue thread.

blmultiy-5

blmultiy-5

The chain stitches in white are worked after this.

blmultiy-6

blmultiy-6

The small square mirrors worked with blue thread.

blmultiy-7

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.

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.

WIPW83-whblchanderit-1

WIPW83-whblchanderit-1

The second tunic is blue mangalagiri cotton fabric.

WIPW83-blue,blue tunic-1

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.

WIPW83-whblchanderi-2

WIPW83-whblchanderi-2

The progress on these projects will be posted later.

The Mattrah souq in Muscat is filled with oxidized silver jewellery. The inspiration for this tunic is from a turquoise and coral ear piece. When a blue cotton fabric was found for the tunic, the idea of working the embroidery in red fabric rose simultaneously.

b,rkt-fabric

b,rkt-fabric

Indian ethnic kutchwork design was chosen for this project, the kutchwork embroidery in blue on red fabric.

b,rkt-1

b,rkt-1

The border in the centre was worked in medium blue. The outline stitch to work the interlacing.

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b,rkt-2

The interlaced border.

b,rkt-3

b,rkt-3

The border outline stitches around the centre were worked in lighter blue.

b,rkt-4

b,rkt-4

After working the interlacing stitch.

b,rkt-5

b,rkt-5

Metallic silver thread is used for working the chain stitch outline,

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b,rkt-6

Blue wooden beads were added to the spaces in the central design,

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b,rkt-detail

The detail of the embroidery.

blue red kutch work tunic

blue red kutch work tunic

The sewn tunic with red yoke. A Patiala salwar in same shade of blue was bought to match with this tunic.

b,rkt-pattern

b,rkt-pattern

The kutchwork pattern

The embroidery and mirror work was completed on the blue fabric. It is ready to go to the tailor. That will take a while, we have holidays for Ramadhan from tomorrow.

WIPW56-blmirt-6

WIPW56-blmirt-6

As mentioned in the last post I have started the embroidery on this red chanderi silk/cotton tunic. This tunic fabric was with me for a long time. I had seen a tunic design on an online shop. This tunic had sequin work border on dark red fabric for sleeves and collar . It also had some motifs with the same theme on the tunic. Holding on to this design idea kept the tunic in the shelf for a long time.

WIPW56-redchant-1

WIPW56-redchant-1

I have decided to modify this idea. The new one has a narrow panel with embroidery and gold beads. The embroidery was started with cotton skein on dark red fabric.

WIPW56-redchant-2

WIPW56-redchant-2

While following Sharon’ blog, came across TAST challenge, which was started yesterday. It will be a Rerun of the previous challenge for the time being. Some ideas of fabric book are floated on the face book page of the same challenge.
I do seem to have worked lots of samples of the first week’s stitch- Fly. I have been wanting to explore embroidery stitches and their usage for some time. Why not combine the weekly challenge idea and my explorations? Still thinking about this a lot and hoping to have some schedule to work on these various ideas this week.

I also found this blog Tenar’s cave has a challenge Stitch Sunday. Seems interesting. Lots of thinking and work to do.

The tunic fabric is mangalagiri cotton with maroon and  yellow stripes.

yelmarmirt-fabric

yelmarmirt-fabric

I came across a geometric border on a tunic in a shop. This was a printed border. I wanted use this design idea for embroidery on tunic. This inspired pattern had both mirror and kutch work elements.

yelmarmirt-pattern

yelmarmirt-pattern

Starting with metallic thread and small kutch elements.

yelmarmirt-1

yelmarmirt-1

Chain stitch outline in green thread.

yelmarmirt-2

yelmarmirt-2

The same green thread is used for continuous kutchwork design.

yelmarmirt-3

yelmarmirt-3

Medium square mirrors were stitched on this embroidered border.

yelmarmirt-4

yelmarmirt-4

It was hard to take a straight picture of this tunic, because of the mirrors.

yellow maroon mirrorwork tunic

yellow maroon mirrorwork tunic

The detail of the sewn tunic with embroidery.

yelmarmirt-det

yelmarmirt-det

This being a geometric design, it also was an inspiration for this black work border. I have not used this pattern.

yelmarmirt- blackwork pattern

yelmarmirt- blackwork pattern

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