stone embellishment


After working the last few samples the fancy bobbin edging sampler was completed.

2.31.142.fancy bobbin edging sampler

2.31.142.fancy bobbin edging sampler

This sample was worked with basic buttonhole stitch rows.

2.31.142.faboed-11a

2.31.142.faboed-11a

It was enhanced with fancy bobbin edging.

2.31.142.faboed-11b

2.31.142.faboed-11b

This sample is filled with freely worked fancy bobbin edging stitches.

2.31.142.faboed-12

2.31.142.faboed-12

A variation of buttonhole stitches with fancy bobbin edging are worked on this sample.

2.31.142.faboed-13

2.31.142.faboed-13

Bugle beads are used in this sample.

2.31.142.faboed-14

2.31.142.faboed-14

In this sample after working buttonhole variations, the green stone is embellished with one row of  detached fancy bobbin edging worked over back stitch. This embellishing the stone idea was seen in Mary’s needle n thread site in one of her projects. I used a stone with holes which can be attached to the fabric before working the stitch.

2.31.142.faboed-15

2.31.142.faboed-15

Sometimes it was interesting and stimulating, but at other times it was also demanding and draining. I used #7 crewel needle and chenille needle. The threads were taken from the used pile. With a very small stash of perle cotton or other kind of threads, I mainly use stranded cotton. On the whole it was an interesting project to work.

I caught a viral infection on Sunday and was quite sick and weak. With antibiotics and paracetamol feeling slightly better today. My husband was also affected by this stupid virus.
Now to see the progress made during this last week of this year.
Square ornament
The black work pattern by SEBA designs was worked on 18 count Aida cloth with single strand of Anchor skein. This was a Christmas present for a close friend. Pink stones and pearl beads were added as embellishments.

WIPW73-Squareornament[18]

WIPW73-Squareornament[18]


The work on the cube ornament on 14 count Aida was resumed after this project. The embroidery was completed. Now these have to be brought into cube shape. First time attempting a cube. Feel quite anxious and excited.

WIPW73-cube ornament[14]

WIPW73-cube ornament[14]


Saturday was RPW day. Two different edges this week. Started on these and BLOP! fell sick. They will be resumed next year.

WIPW73-RPW2015

WIPW73-RPW2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Last year my younger nephew, Balaji got married. I designed and embroidered a maroon silk kurtha for his engagement. Here he is in his engagement attire. He wore a cream narrow salwar [Indian leggings] to match this kurtha.

zardosi on maroon silk-my nephew, Balaji

zardosi on maroon silk-my nephew, Balaji

This fabric was also cut by the tailor and given to me for working the embroidery. The pattern-

zardosionmaroonsilk-pattern

zardosionmaroonsilk-pattern

The embroidery was done with silk and metallic gold threads- the embroidery detail of the borders.

zardosionmaroonsilk-wip1

zardosionmaroonsilk-wip1

Balaji loves peacock design. The details of the embroidery on this twin peacocks.

ardosionmaroonsilk-wip2

ardosionmaroonsilk-wip2

The same peacocks after stitching with cream thread.

zardosionamroonsilk-wip3

zardosionamroonsilk-wip3

Zardosi beads were stitched on the spaces made by the arches and red stones and beads were added to embellish the border.

zardosionamroonsilk-wip4

zardosionamroonsilk-wip4

The detail of the borders after stitching the stones.

zardosionmaroonsilk-det1

zardosionmaroonsilk-det1

The detail of the peacocks with white stones for eyes, embellished with red stones and zardosi work.

zardosionamroonsilk-det2

zardosionamroonsilk-det2

I was in a hurry to finish the embroidery and let the tailor do his work.
In India, these days, men’s kurtha are embellished very heavily. I wanted to do this for my nephews. I feel happy seeing the pictures.

My second nephew got married last year. I have two nephews, For the engagement, I designed and embroidered two kurthas for each one of them.. Both these fabrics were fine silk. This blue kurtha was designed for the elder one [Deepak]. We found a tailor, who was willing to cut the fabric for working this embroidery.

emb on blue kurtha-pattern

emb on blue kurtha-pattern

The embroidery was done in chain stitches. Silver metallic, light blue and white were the fine silk threads that were used for the embroidery.

emb on blue kurtha-emb

emb on blue kurtha-emb

Being a festive occasion, small stones  and silver beads were used for embellishments. The embroidery and embellishments –

emb on blue kurtha

emb on blue kurtha

The detail-

emb on blue kurtha- detail

emb on blue kurtha- detail

The tailor did his job and my nephew wore this tunic during the occasion.

embroidery on blue kurtha- Deepak, my nephew

embroidery on blue kurtha- Deepak, my nephew

I designed and embroidered a kurtha for the groom. Which will be my next post.

This tunic fabric is  printed chanderi silk cotton in maroon colour.

maroon chanderi zardosi-fabric

maroon chanderi zardosi-fabric

I wanted to work zardosi embroidery with stones on a golden colour fabric. This tunic was ideal for my design. A neckline based on traditional Indian design with scope for zardosi beads, stones and novelty beads was drawn on paper.

maroon chanderi zardosi-pattern

maroon chanderi zardosi-pattern

After embroidering with silk [maroon] and metallic [gold] threads, embellishments – round and soft rectangular gold beads, white stones, gold zardosi beads- were added to this pattern on golden colour synthetic fabric. The detail-

maroon chanderi ardosi-embroidery detail

maroon chanderi ardosi-embroidery detail

I wear a maroon salwar and dupatta for this tunic. This tunic actually does not need any value addition at all. Still I enjoyed embroidering this piece, I like the subdued effect of the embellishments.

maroon chanderi zardosi-tunic

maroon chanderi zardosi-tunic

Before working the mirrors and the stones, the outlines have to be dealt with. The outline for the stones were worked in back stitch.

mirrors and stones on black/blue tunic-wip2

mirrors and stones on black/blue tunic-wip2

After working the chain stitch outline, the mirrors were stitched on to the motif.

mirrors and stones on black/blue -wip3

mirrors and stones on black/blue -wip3

Work in progress on the stones

mirrors and stones on black/blue-wip4

mirrors and stones on black/blue-wip4

The completion of the work on this motif

mirrors and stones on black/blue-completed motif

mirrors and stones on black/blue-completed motif

Generally I don’t instruct the tailor on neck patterns, so this was his choice. I placed the sleeves beside the motif, while taking this picture.

mirrors and stones on black /blue tunic

mirrors and stones on black /blue tunic

I wear a black salwar or blue leggings with this tunic.

The red crepe stole which has very large printed paisleys with decorative borders.

man crepe stole

man crepe stole

The neckline was part of the embroidery pattern for the centre. The florals had spaces to work the red stones. Silk threads red metallic threads were used for the embroidery. Cotton skeins were used to attach the stones and zardosi beads.

mantunic-pat

mantunic-pat

The embroidered yoke-
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The embroidery was worked on yellow silk cotton fabric. These embroidered pieces were later attached to the tunic[by the tailor, ofcourse!]. the completed tunic with the stole

mango tunic with stloe

mango tunic with stloe

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