Floral spray


This last set of details were worked today on this embroidery stitch sampler book. The first page is completed. I started with the idea of Zentangles type designs to work the embroidery details on this page. Page-1

embroidery sampler book page1

embroidery sampler book page1

The details-

The space between the individual fly stitches ware worked with satin stitch and back stitch stem and leaves.

11.ESBP-1back,satin

11.ESBP-1back,satin

A buttonhole line was embellished with beads and fly stitches in this detail.

12ESBP-1bhs2,beads,fly11

12ESBP-1bhs2,beads,fly11

An idea of working fly stitches with beaded long stem was tried in this part.

ESBP-1flys12

ESBP-1flys12

The pattern of the first page.

ESBP-1 pattern

ESBP-1 pattern

Detailing these embroidery samples on this fabric book is like writing a daily journal. One or two samples are worked and pictures are taken during the day. Evenings are for writing the details. This is the routine. Though the stitches are simple, some focus and dedication are prerequisite for the actual embroidery work. It is really interesting learning like this.
These leaf shapes are worked in satin stitches- with cotton skein and fine silk thread in the centre.

8ESBP-1satinleaf

8ESBP-1satinleaf

These leaves are worked in satin stitch and stem stitch.

9ESBP-1satin stem

9ESBP-1satin stem

Rambler rose stitch and satin stitches are used on these circles inside the circle.

10ESBP-1ramblerrose,satin

10ESBP-1ramblerrose,satin

I have been working on the first page of embroidery sampler book.
Today this flower was stitched with stem stitch in two shades of perle cotton # 8. These samples are really interesting.

6ESBP-1stemst flower

6ESBP-1stemst flower

This part is some samples worked in satin stitch, straight stitch, running stitch and french knots.

7ESBP-1satin,runn,frenchkn,straight

7ESBP-1satin,runn,frenchkn,straight

Another fly stitch variation was stitched in the corner.

ESBP-1fys11

ESBP-1fys11

Somebody had mentioned that today is world embroidery day.

Happy embroidery day to All!

In this fabric sampler book, on each page I am embroidering the TAST stitches along with some embroidery samples. These samples are a record of embroideries I have found interesting on the internet and are some of my own ideas.

This flower is worked in back stitch and satin stitch in perle cotton #8.

1ESBP-1flowerbackst

1ESBP-1flowerbackst

These circles are worked in back stitch with perle cotton#8.

2ESBP-1backstcircle

2ESBP-1backstcircle

After working the buttonhole stitches the space between is filled with chain stitch and satin stitch. these threads are cotton skein and perle cotton.

3ESBP-1finnings

3ESBP-1finnings

This floral spray is worked with stem stitch filling, fly stitch and stem stitch outline, some seed stitch filling and satin stitches.

4ESBP-1Floral

4ESBP-1Floral

Straight stitches were added to the satin fly stitched leaf.

5ESBP-1leafsam

Some more samples are to be worked in this page.

I am taking a break from blue/green crepe tunic to work on the pink crepe tunic. zardosi tubes are worked into the petals. These beads are bought from India. Better choice of colour of zardosi tube was not available. So started with the same colour tube. I picked up the idea of cutting the tubes with nail cutter, from a Thai embroiderer at Muscat festival. The detail of the front panel. This is the first time attention is given to the varying length of the tubes. Earlier they were all cut together and worked into the project without much care. Another step in the right direction.

wipw41-pinkcrepet-4

wipw41-pinkcrepet-4

Just to get a breather in between, the kutchwork/ mirror work pattern was traced on to maroon cotton fabric for the brown linen tunic. I started with the kutchwork inside the mirror pattern in brown thread.

wipw41-redbrownt-2

wipw41-redbrownt-2

After completing the Randje per week 2015 edges this week, kutchwork samples inspired by these edges were also worked during this week. The details are here and here.

The work done during this week-
This week’s edges on Randje per week challenge2015 were completed.

rpw2015-15,16

rpw2015-15,16

Based on these cross stitch patterns two kutchwork samples were also worked during this week.

kutchwork borders-15,16

kutchwork borders-15,16

I started chain stitch with golden brown cotton skein on blue/green crepe. This is in progress.

wipw40-blugrencrepet-

wipw40-blugrencrepet-

The pink crepe tunic needs to be worked on, and takes much more time than I anticipated. The flowers were outlined with stem stitches in cotton skein. Now the parallel lines need to be couched.

wipw40-pinkcrepet-3

wipw40-pinkcrepet-3

After drawing some kutchwork samples for the past few weeks, an idea of triangular kutchwork pattern came to mind, which was then made into a square. I have been thinking of alternating  this with a mirror pattern to form a border. There is idea of using it for a  brown linen tunic.

wipw40-redbrownt-1

wipw40-redbrownt-1

In this project the embroidery was worked on a ready to wear tunic. The tunic was bought at a shop-FabIndia- which specializes on Indian handloom ethnic wear. The tussar silk stole with metallic block print-

greentussar-duppata

greentussar-duppata

A tussar silk tunic to match this stole-

greetussar-1

greetussar-1

A traditional Indian pattern-

greetussar- pattern

greetussar- pattern

The threads were fine silk, cotton skeins and metallic gold. Started the embroidery with medium blue silk thread- chain stitch and herringbone.

greetussar-2

greetussar-2

Darker blue silk thread for inner row of chain stitch and double herringbone filling.

greetussar-3

greetussar-3

Green cotton skein for chain stitch on stem, leaf stitch.

greetussar-4

greetussar-4

White silk thread used for chain stitch.

greetussar-5

greetussar-5

Finally chain stitch embellishing was done with gold metallic thread.

greetussar-6

greetussar-6

Detail-

greetussar-7

greetussar-7

These Indian stoles[ dupattas] are quite long- 2.5 metres. They need to be worn over both shoulders, otherwise we’ll be sweeping the ground stylishly! This embroidery was worked in the centre just below the neck, where it can be seen. A small motif with all the colours on the duppata seemed ideal. This pattern works well for Aari work too.

Added later-

Queenie requested to see the embroidered tunic with dupatta.

The embroidered tunic with dupatta-

Greetussar-8

Greetussar-8

When the dupatta worn over both shoulders

greetussar-9

greetussar-9

I use these plastic loops for embroidery. Remove them when they are not in use.

embroidery loops

embroidery loops

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