On Sunday stitch school challenge last week’s heavy chain stitch was worked on folk design in red thread. This week’s stitch is interlaced running stitch. Expecting to start the sampler today.
TAST challenge continues from today. This week’s stitch is magic chain or checkered chain. The link to the earlier worked sampler was posted on FB group page.
No progress at all on RPW 2016 challenge. Another challenge for 2017 has started on their blog last week.
Never ending sampler SAL is still in stage of browsing the other people’s work.
Started with green threads on this piece. Some more progress has been made on the curves with a lighter green thread on the curves. The picture will be taken after completing this treatment. Content with the progress on this project this week. It was slightly boring to work the chain stitches. Now working on stem stitch.
If a change is required, a different project has to be worked, which will take time from this project.
January 25, 2017
January 23, 2017
This tunic was worked in 2013. The fabric is mangalagiri cotton. We call this colour as sandalwood colour. This fabric was fairly thin for it to be used for chikan work embroidery.
Though generally, the chikan work embroidery being shadow work, the closed herringbone stitches are worked on the wrong side of the fabric. There are many exceptions to this.
I wanted to work closed herringbone stitches on both sides of the fabric.
The tailor had marked the sleeves and the front of the tunic. The yoke pattern
The yoke and the sleeve embroidery patterns were traced on to the fabric.
The threads used were-
Starting with darkest colour, the closed herringbone stitches were worked.
The next colour was also worked in the same manner.
The third colour which was very light compared to the other two was worked on the right side of the fabric. This time it was fish bone stitch.
Cream colour thread was used for outlines and french knots.
The sleeves were worked in the same manner.
The detail of the tunic.
Early 2013, my computer had some problem, and I lost most of the images of the details of the embroidery projects worked after june 2012. This kept me discouraged for quite some time. So there is a backlog of project details from 2013. I am hoping to post these whenever time permits.
January 21, 2017
This stitch has been on to do list for quite some time. Now it is introduced as this week’s stitch on Sunday stitch school challenge. The working of the stitch is on Queenie’s blog.
The samples and variations of earlier stitches of this challenge were worked as band samplers. This being a linear stitch, it might be an echo of those samples. So, the idea is to work this stitch on a pattern for a needle book. After pondering over the designs, a European folk design was chosen. The stitch was worked with anchor cotton skein #46.
Though it is the first time, this stitch was tried, it is an easy stitch to work. The repetitive movements were so relaxing, that I could enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the stitch. This is quite rare because, there is always a compulsion to complete a particular colour, design or project, that leaves me speculating whether that particular piece was gratifying by itself.
It is easy to work this stitch on straight lines, curves, points. Two strands of skeins are used to work this stitch. More number of strands or perle cotton may give a bolder and brighter look.
Now this piece needs to be sewn into a needle book.
November 30, 2016
RPW 2016 chart of the week was completed on Saturday.
This week’s stitch on Sunday Stitch School challenge is Danish knot stitch. I want work the samples as a band sampler. Still in the process of thinking on this sampler.
TAST 2016 week’s stitch is Twisted lattice band. The samples were worked in 2014. The link to the details was posted on Pintangle and TAST FB group.
Yellow silk tunic
After completing the pattern in yellow thread, I started with light green thread.
Copper mangalagiri tunic has bead work along the border and is now ready to wear.
A design was drawn for embroidery on a string bag. The idea for this embroidery was from Mary’s Needle and thread blog.
I also picked up the kantha work on black fabric for maroon black ikat tunic.
This tunic with printed chanderi fabric on the neck, hem and sleeves came from the tailor. This project needs a small motif to be worked below the neck.
Now to start the Danish knot sampler.
November 16, 2016
The weekly stitch along RPW 2016 chart was completed on Sunday.
The week’s TAST challenge is chained bar. I had worked the samples on a paisley design during the earlier challenge.
Sunday Stitch School
This is a new stitch challenge or stitch exploration on Queenie’s blog. This is a wonderful chance to try some new stitches. Visit her blog to see the details. I started with the first stitch sampler. the details will be posted on this category.
Pink kutchwork border on green
This Marash embroidery project was completed during this week. Picture taken when working on the second sleeve.
The orange and violet combo tunic will wait, while I deal with other tunic which needs to be given to the tailor for sewing. I am also excited to work the SSS challenge.
Brown silk tunic
The markings were made by the tailor on brown silk fabric. The embroidery was started and it is progressing well. I should be able to complete it within a day or two.
Yellow printed tunic
These fabrics are for another tunic. An idea of integrating kutchwork design and ikat design has popped up in mind. The design and embroidery will be kutchwork, the choice of colours will bring in the ikat factor. A slim border is designed, traced on green cloth is waiting for the work to be completed on brown silk tunic.
Promises to be an interesting week.
October 19, 2016
The Randje per week2016 chart of the week was completed on Saturday. This week’s TAST stitch is inverted feather stitch. Looking at the earlier worked sampler does not give me much satisfaction, the stitches don’t look good at all. But still the link was posted on the FB group page.
Pink kutchwork border on green
Now that the green thread has come into the project last week, I decided to move on to the yoke with the green.
Orange violet combo tunic
The orange fabric on this tunic has woven checks. It is to be left as it is. The embroidery pattern was traced on to the violet fabric.
All the square mirrors were worked on the beige tunic. The last part in this project is the beads. Brown metallic beads were attached on the sleeves.
At this point, there does not seem to be any embroidered tunic fabric ready to be given to the tailor, some fabric which may not require embroidery has to be chosen.
I had bought this ready to wear Patiala with the matching dupatta. A mangalagiri fabric of the base colour of the Patiala is given to the tailor to be sewn.