chiken scratch


I am missing the TAST challenge. A new interest as started with Randje per week 2015 challenge, these days the edges are giving scope for designing kutchwork borders. These borders are designed, and worked as samples. Whenever an idea of a kutchwork pattern comes in mind, there is an urge to try out the possibilities of the pattern. Now working on these borders gives a satisfaction. The edges of randje per week challenge of last year were successfully completed this week. The last few edges were completed during last year.

WIPW37-RPW- 71 to 75

WIPW37-RPW- 71 to 75

This week’s progress on embroidery for blue green crepe tunic was working chain stitches with the same blue/green fine silk thread. The design is traditional Indian, so the stitches just follow the pattern, not much of creativity here.

WIPW37-blugrencrepet-2

WIPW37-blugrencrepet-2

I was quite busy to restart the long stitch kit. A person has asked for guidance to work chicken scratch on dotted fabric, I did a pair of borders in 2009. I want to explore more now. One sample piece

WIPW37-chicken scratch

WIPW37-chicken scratch

I embroidered few more lingerie pouches  last month.The pouches were made in satin for ladies and cotton and linen  for men.

blue-1 bala

blue-1 bala

This was done for my younger nephew, He loves blue colour, the fabric is cotton with white polka dots, His name is Balaji, thus, the letter”B”.I did a small border in chicken scratch,with pearl cotton.

linen pouch Anna

linen pouch Anna

This I did for my brother[anna] on linen. His name is Sekar,so,”S”. The design was modified from  a pattern on antique pattern library.the thread used for this is  anchor cotton skein.I safely used only one colour[less thinking]

blue-2 Gangadharan

blue-2 Gangadharan

This one is for my Dear Hubby, The cloth is the same blue cotton,same threads,the border design alone I changed . The pouches were sewn by my tailor[ I am scared to start sewing, hoping for some divine intervention I suppose]

I’ ll give the details and pictures of the satin lingerie pouches on my next post

Today .Sharon has given details of” for the loving of stitching sampler band 112″. I was surprised becauseI was also working on curves today.I filled it with chain stitch,Once the piece is completed, I ‘ll post it on my blog.

After I came from my trip to Madras,I wanted to work on my stitch challenge, before I write a post.

I joined this stitch explore challenge to learn new types of embroidery

I started on my challenge one month late. I have been aware of chicken scratch while I was browsing,but  thought, I ‘ll  learn at a later date. Iam happy to work on this now, with all the relevant information given, I started to do samples,emb004

 

 

This time I’ll work on 4inches square cloth.gc006

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought some gingham and checked shirting material from Bombay dyeing,

I browsed through the sites and blogs, and chose a few patterns to work .

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The green and red are gingham material, for some reason the colours run a bit.

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for white thread I used anchor perle cotton no-8, for the colours I worked on anchor cotton skeins.It was difficult to pierce the fabric with tapestry needle ,while using perle cotton.

All my samplers put together

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