pink crepe tunic


This week’s cross stitch edges on Randje per week 2015 challenge took a while to work. The picture is here.

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wipw42-rpw-19,20

The kutchwork borders based on these edges were also completed, the instructions are here.

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wipw42-kw-19a,19b,20

The last part of the pink crepe tunic was to fix white stones between the parallel lines. These stones have holes in the centre, which makes it easier to fix them. I used white cotton thread and beading needle for this. It was completed and is given to the tailor for his part of the job.

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wipw42-pinkcrepet-5

I took the yoke of the blue/green crepe tunic and started working small antique gold beads and blue stones into the central part of the yoke. This yoke requires more of these beads and stones for embellishment, which I hope can be done this week.

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wipw42-blugrencrepet-6

The red kutchwork on brown tunic was taking rest this week.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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wipw40-redbrownt-1

Most of this week I was working on the kutch work borders. The samples were small, but taking pictures of and posting the work in progress took three days. For more details see here.

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wipw39-rpw-kw-13,14

I did the couching of polyester thread on blue/green crepe tunic.actually this could have been tried after working the pink crepe too, still I wanted to see whether the thread would go well with the whole embroidery, which it did!

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wipw39-blugrencrepet-4

The embroidery on pink crepe is progressing very slowly. The pattern is for the front and sleeves. Some stem stitches were worked in the same green thread and some straight stitches in fine silk variegated thread are started on flowers.

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wipw39-pinkcrepe-2

We visited the Muscat festival again this weekend. I also took some pictures of embroidery from Uzbekistan and Thailand, which I will share as soon as possible.

After completing the randje per week 2014 challenge, I thought of concentrating more on embroidery on tunics. Satin stitches with cotton skeins were started on the central panel of blue/green crepe tunic.

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wipw38-blugrecrepet-3

While working on this my tailor came back from his visit. A pink crepe silk fabric was given to him for marking the centre and sleeves for a tunic, which he marked. I had thought of a simple creeper design for the centre for this tunic [some idea malfunction]. This design required a full front and not just the central panel alone. Now the front panel and sleeves were sitting there. A new pattern was drawn for those. I have a green leggings which does not match any tunic. Matching it with this tunic seems a nice idea now. It is floral pattern. Started the leaf stitches on leaves [what else?] with cotton skein and silk thread. It is hard to use the hoop on this fabric, may be it needs some fusing in back. Where to look for this? Spending time on searching and learning is not practical now. The work started on sleeve-

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wipw38-pinkcrepet-1

Have drawn some dots on white paper to try some ideas of chicken scratch on dotted fabric.

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wipw38-chicken scratch