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This weekly challenge keeps me in line in working my projects. to see the projects of others visit Pintangle.

I was working on my TAST piece till yesterday morning which did not allow me to work on other things. After a satisfying finish, I worked a little on the hussif. The floral spray is worked with rope stitch stems and straight stitch flowers.

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12.wipwednesdays-fs6

It was easier to choose the seam- twisted lattice band, but I need to practice this stitch, which is next week’s project.

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12.wipwednesdays-s6

The hussif looks like this now-

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12.wipwednesdays-hussif1

I was designing borders [with mirrors] for a tunic. The tunic colour is yellow [mango colour]. The borders are worked in green [the salwar colour] fabric. Both these fabrics are handloom cotton.
A curve pattern was chosen and drawn with provision for round mirrors .Though the design itself may have been greek or Italian, mirrors will turn it into ethnic Indian design. I had seen mirror work borders which can be used for different purposes in shops. I using the same idea and working these borders for sleeves and tunic front. The space below the neck will have geometric kutchwork pattern.
I have started with the main yellow. The curves are worked in herringbone filling. lots of repetitive work to do. Sigh!

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12.wipwednesdays-ytunic1

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This post motivates me to work on projects that would otherwise would become UFOs. Visit pintangle  to see how others have made progress on their projects.
I am currently working on a tunic, which was completed and has been given to the tailor. The mirrors have helped in taking the attention from the white thread. Initially it was not in the plan to use these bright colours, later felt this tunic would be very dull even with the embroidery and brought out the colours.

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11.wipwednesdays-lgreentunic3

The stitch on TAST challenge this week is woven trellis. I had worked this stitch sampler on previous challenge. And yet to start on working on it this week. I was also looking for some leaf stitch other than detached chain on my crazy quilted hussif.
I used this stitch on the seam along with stem stitch with two colours and metallic thread. As Sharon suggested, this polyester thread does not bring out the beauty of the stitch.

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11.wipwednesdays-hussif1-seam5

I wanted to work this stitch on feather stitch. Straight stitches were worked on feather stitches.

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11.wednesdays-hussif1.fspray5a

Woven trellis stitches were worked on these after that. The flowers are worked with oyster stitch and french knots were added to the base.

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11.wipwednesdays-hussif1- fspray5

I have drawn a pattern for embroidery on tunic. It also has mirror worked borders, a simple border to incorporate the mirrors was also drawn this week. Now eager to see what others have been working on this week.

The idea of posting the work in progress regularly is great motivator to progress on our projects. To see the others progress visit Sharon’s Blog.
I completed [!] my sumptuous class project. I feel it is not completed because. I went through the lessons, the work of other students and wanted to learn, try so many things, but practical side took over, I completed the two projects with the limited developed skill. Sharon is a wonderful teacher, I feel blessed to have taken her class. Now, I have to keep myself moving in new areas- free form embroidery, study textural embroideries, embellishing the work, to name a few. I would like to share my journey on this blog. I have a weakness of getting too comfortable in known spheres. This prevents me from trying new things, I gratify myself by looking other people extending their abilities. This class was an eye opener. Still I have to stay on course and not slip back to my routine.
My monotone project-

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10.wipwednesdays-monotone textures

Textures in colour-

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10.wipwednesdays- colour textures

I worked a little bit on my hussif. The seam-
This lace seam is worked with detached chains[ not seen clearly, wrong choice of green] , straight stitches[ dark pink over the circles] and pistil stitches in light green

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10.wipwednesdays-seam4

Started with feather stitch, worked detached chains[ I need more choice for leaves , too much repletion of detached chains] . The flowers- buttonhole wheel, chain stitch and buttonhole edging. These will be embellished later.

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10.wipwednesdays-florals4

The hussif looks –

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10.wipwednesdays-hussif1

I worked some more on this embroidery on tunic. Though not very sure about the white, I am not pulling it out, moving on to another colour. this pattern has mirrors.

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10.wipwednesdays-lgreentunic-2

With sumptuous surfaces class project work, this week’s TAST stitch experiments, some work on tunic- this was a busy week. I did a small seam and spray on this hussif.

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wipw9-hussif

Fly stitch stems with detached chain over the straight stitches form this seam-

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wipw9-seam4

Long tailed chain stitch flowers, feather stitch stem and detached chain were worked on this floral design. beads will be incorporated later.

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wipw9-floral4

My tailor is back from is vacation, I had given a light green mangalagiri striped cotton fabric for marking the front of the tunic. After tracing the pattern, started herringbone filling in silk thread, stem stitch in perle thread. This pattern has provision for mirrors.

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wipw9-lgreentunic1

To know the progress made by others-Pintangle

I had a stitch free week in India. So did not have anything to report. Our PC did not pair with the data card. So it was also internet free week.
I caught up with TAST stitches after coming back. Toying with too many half baked ideas for sumptuous surfaces class colour exercises. Now that my tailor has returned from his vacation, should I commit myself on the progress of the embroidery on tunic? I have to start it first. Progress on my hussif-

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wipwednesdays8-hussif1

Stem stitch stems in perle cotton#8, straight stitch flowers [will have white pearls later] in perle cotton#8 and buttonhole leaves in polyester thread. The inspiration for this design was from plants seen in the park.

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wipwednesdays8-florals3

Quarter buttonholes stitches seam in polyester thread.

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wipwednesdays8-seam3

the progress made by Sharon and others can be seen here.

This is was a busy week. Looks like this will continue for another two weeks. We are going to Chennai India for a week. No stitching possible during that time.
I think I finished my monotone project on sumptuous surfaces class.
I haven’t started long tail chain stitch sampler on TAST yet.
I worked a spray and seam on my crazy quilted hussif 1.

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WIP Wednesdays7-hussif1

Floral spray detail, beads will be added later. The leaves are made of feather stitches worked over chain stitch [cotton skein] in silk thread. I had seen feather stitches worked over satin stitch, this is modified inspiration.

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WIP wednesdays7-floral spray2

Seam has fly stitches worked over detached chain stitches.

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WIPwednesdays7-seam2

Pop in to Sharon’s blog to see others progress.

This is the first time, I am designing a hussif. I have not designed any fabric piece before. This is a small hussif-12 by 8 inches. Let me start with simple steps. The encrusted crazy quilting class lessons are very useful. That’s reason, I am working crazy quilting this hussif, to practice. I have not made any arrangement for my sewing machine. This hussif is pieced by hand!
The block-

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wip Wednesdays-hussif1

I am learning new things on my sumptuous surfaces class. This week’s TAST stitch sampler is growing very slowly.

I worked a floral spray on this block, the beads will come later. I started with rope stitch for the stem, berry stitches for the big leaves, detached chains for the smaller leaves, satin stitch for the flower and ended the spray with straight stitches along the stem. The seam is made of buttonhole stitches and detached chain stitches.

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wip Wednesdays-floralspray and seam1

you can see others progress on SharonB’s blog.