TAST 2016


RPW2016
The weekly chart of part of alphabets was worked on Saturday.
TAST 2016
This week’s stitches eastern and beaded eastern stitches were worked on the earlier TAST challenge. The link to this blog was posted on facebook group.
Saree falls
Our sarees are 5.5 metres long. The side which meets the ground will endure lots of wear and tear. To minimize the damage, we attach a 5 inch strip with over 2.5 metres length along that edge. These are called saree falls, easily available in many colours in India.

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WIPW87-Sfalls-1

These falls are attached to the saree with running stitch. This repetitive work is quite relaxing and meditative and I love doing it. These two sarees were safeguarded during this week.

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WIPW87-sfalls-2

Cream and black chanderi tunic
Chain stitch and herringbone stitches are worked in red fine silk thread.

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WIPW87-crblchanderi-3

Yellow red khadi tunic
I started with feather stitch creepers on this tunic. This is freely drawn design.

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WIPW87-yelredkhadi-3

An embroidered piece was lying in a bag, because the original combination was not attractive anymore. A yellow handloom cotton fabric was chosen for this piece. The finished tunic.

brown green yelowtunci set

brown green yelowtunci set

RPW2016

On earlier post I was happy that some progress has been made on my projects. The working on the projects resumed after two weeks gap. The Randje per week 2016 challenge is  on time now.

WIPW86-RPW2016-till 18th week

WIPW86-RPW2016-till 18th week

TAST 2016

The stitches of the past weeks have been worked before. SharonB is asking for the opinion of break after 50 stitches. Since I am not working on the current stitches, the aspect of break is not an issue. On my part I would like to learn more than the 140 stitches worked on the earlier challenge.

Kutch and mirror work on blue tunic with yellow orange patiala

After catching up on the RPW2016 challenge, this project was given full attention and was completed. it is yet to go to the tailor. The embroidery details of this project will be posted after that.

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WIPW86-blyelorapatiala-2

Cream and black chanderi tunic

This project started with chain stitch worked in metallic thread.

WIPW86-crblchanderi-2

WIPW86-crblchanderi-2

Yellow red khadi tunic

This tunic fabric was given to the tailor for sewing before I left for India. It came back like this. Ha has done a good job. The space below the neck needs embroidery. This will be the next project after the work on cream and black chanderi tunic.

WIPW86-yeredkhadi-2

WIPW86-yeredkhadi-2

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

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2.31.142.fancy bobbin edging sampler

This sample was worked with basic buttonhole stitch rows.

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2.31.142.faboed-11a

It was enhanced with fancy bobbin edging.

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2.31.142.faboed-11b

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

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2.31.142.faboed-12

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

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2.31.142.faboed-13

Bugle beads are used in this sample.

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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.

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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.

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I have been working on this week’s challenge stitch on TAST 2016 – fancy bobbin edging. This sampler is taking some time work. This design sampler was started with the thinking buttonhole edging would be faster and lots of variations can be tested. Only two or three samples are worked each day.

The next set of samples-

The centre of this sample is worked with a buttonhole filling. Fancy bobbin edging is worked on two buttonhole variations in green and yellow perle cotton.

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2.31.142.faboed-8

Fancy bobbin edging is used on basque stitch on this design. Basque stitch seems like a pretty buttonhole variation.

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2.31.142.faboed-9

The centre paisley is filled with buttonhole wheels. The inner outlines is worked with two rows of fancy bobbin edging facing each other. The outline in brown is worked with basic buttonhole stitch and the fancy bobbin edging is worked over it. The extra dimension produced in this method is interesting.

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2.31.142.faboed-10

I couldn’t work on this sampler today.

The idea of working on this design is to experiment the buttonhole stitch variations with fancy bobbin edging. In this sample scalloped buttonhole edging is worked in six strands of cotton skeins.

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2.31.142.faboed-7

Triangular buttonhole and buttonhole stitches worked in varying heights are tested on this design.

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2.31.142.faboed-8

Not much of a progress was made today. It is cloudy here.

This week on TAST 2016 challenge we have this decorative edge. It is an easy stitch to work. The working of the stitch is on Pintangle.
This sampler was started yesterday.
This time I decided to work the samples on a paisley design. The first sample is fancy bobbin buttonhole wheels on the outline worked in three strands of cotton skein and two rows of this stitch with perle cotton inside the paisley. The stitch does not look ornamental with three strands of cotton skein.

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2.31.142.faboed-1

This paisley is outlined with this stitch in six strands of cotton skein. This could be better.

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2.31.142.faboed-2

After working on these two samples yesterday, this morning started on the next sample. This sample is not fancy bobbin edging, but knotted buttonhole stitch. I noticed this mistake after working two samples.
May be it will be better to imagine this as fancy bobbin edging. The length of the stitches are smaller, the centre is worked in alternatively worked butthole stitches similar to feather stitch.

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2.31.142.faboed-3

I did not realize the mistake even on this sample.

The outline is worked in two colours alternatively, a variation of alternatively worked closed and basic buttonhole is worked inside the outline, next row of this stitch is worked in the spaces left by the earlier row. The centre line in yellow was worked by passing underneath the earlier row. These two samples are worked in six strands of cotton skeins.

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2.31.142.faboed-4

The inner curves are worked in this fancy bobbin edging with six strands of cotton skein. The outline is worked in perle cotton and whipped with cotton skein.

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2.31.142.faboed-5

The centre is filled with fancy bobbin edging, similar to buttonhole filling stitch. The scalloped outline is worked in stranded cotton. The paisley outline is worked in polyester thread. The idea for this fancy bobbin edging is crossed buttonhole stitch.

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2.31.142.faboed-6

Hoping to work on rest of the design tomorrow.

Going to Dubai for the weekend was fantastic, but it did not help in the progress of my projects!

RPW2016

This week’s chart on this challenge was worked on Sunday.

Grey crepe tunic

The border on the sleeve was completed yesterday. With this the left sleeve is ready. Hoping to start on the right sleeve today.

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WIPW81-greytunickashmiri7

TAST 2016

We have a new stitch on TAST 2016 challenge. It is a decorative variation of buttonhole stitch which goes by the name ‘fancy bobbin edging’ the working of this stitch is on Pintangle. In two minds to work the samples as band sampler or on a design. Anyway looking forward to work this stitch.

 

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