speciality stitches


Stitch challenges
SSS challenge does not have any new stitch this week. Queenie is using last five weeks stitches on a project. At present I am not planning to do anything this week. But eager to see how all these stitches are used by Queenie.
Last week’s TAST challenge stitch sampler was completed and the link was posted. This week’s stitch is alternating up and down buttonhole stitch. The samples were worked during earlier TAST challenge. The link to the post was posted on FB group page yesterday.
The other challenges are yet to be part of weekly routine.
Zardosi
The embroidery on cream raw silk was completed and the tunic fabric along with the embroidered piece is given to the tailor. The silk fabrics with lining are ideal for cool weather. I had bought some silk fabrics in India on my earlier trips. They are brought out now to be embroidered. Though a general idea was there when these fabrics were bought, it is only at the time of making them into a project the ideas are coming into shape. Another dark green fabric is in queue for zardosi embroidery.
Cross stitch
Some progress was made on the sleeves of the navy blue polyester linen tunic.
wipw122-nbluepolinencross-4
After working on current project during the day, the evenings are spent browsing the net for ideas. Focus is on zardosi embroidery. The zardosi beads look grand on silk fabrics. Most of the designs involve all over embroidery or heavy work on sarees and blouses. Not suitable for my requirement. Still looking around. yesterday some browsing was done on Parsi embroidery too. The idea of parsi embroidery was implemented on a few tunics some years ago. It was trial error at that time. may be it is time to try it again.

I came across this site through a sharing on face book. the embroidery is done on leaves. check it out.

http://www.hypeness.com.br/2014/07/bordados-em-folhas-de-arvores-tornam-a-natureza-ainda-mais-bela/#

Along with working the variations of two rows of this stitch together, a few more samples were added to this sampler.

36.84.spiked knotted cable chain st-sampler2

36.84.spiked knotted cable chain st-sampler2

4. Two rows of spiked knotted cable chain stitches are worked together in these samples, the third sample is laced with rimjim thread.

36.84.spkncachain-4

36.84.spkncachain-4

5. A single line of this stitch is laced with rimjim in the first row. The oyster part of this stitch is extended with a small straight stitch in the second row. The buttonhole stitches are worked at an angle in the third row.

36.84.spkncachain-5

36.84.spkncachain-5

6. Basque stitches are incorporated into this stitch in the first row. Detached chain stitches and cretan stitch are worked with this stitch in the last two rows.

34.86.spkncachain-6

34.86.spkncachain-6

This stitch looks difficult, but actually is quite easy. The polyester thread which was used for this sampler also co-operated in the process. I liked this stitch. The sampler-

36.84.spiked knotted cable chain sampler

36.84.spiked knotted cable chain sampler

When I initially started browsing the net for embroidery, I stumbled upon so many things. It was like a fantasy world filled with my favourite things.
Along with the fascination , came the ideas for doing these wonderful things.
After some time I came back to the real world! LOL!
This sampler was during the second phase.
I tried some speciality stitches in counted thread, then made them into a sampler. When I filled with gratitude , stitched ”give thanks” on it.
The frame is from IKEA.The sampler was designed to fit snugly inside the frame.
I don’t even remember the name of the stitches!
The speciality stitches sampler-

speciality stitch sampler