2014 tunics


The story of this yoke starts with this striped cotton fabric.
cremirt-salwar
Thinking all these colours can be used for embroidery on a cream base, a cream cotton fabric was chosen for the tunic. This cream mangalagiri handloom cotton fabric was given to the tailor for marking the front and sleeves.

And  a simple border design was embroidered on the sleeves.
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The pattern for the same.
cremirt-pats
The embroidery for this mirror work started with green colour skein. The mirror outlines were worked n chain stitch, the curls were worked in stem stitch and the leaves in leaf stitch.
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The second stage was to work the orange colour skein. Chain stitches and buttonhole stitches were worked with this thread.
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Next in line was the antique violet colour skein. The triangles around the neck were worked in buttonhole stitches and the second mirror outlines were worked in chain stitch.
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The last outline around mirrors were worked in polyester gold colour thread.
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The diamond shaped mirrors were outlined with variegated polyester thread.
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The remaining chain stitch outlines were worked in yellow colour skein.
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The same yellow skein was used for working all the mirrors.
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Oval shaped gold bead was the last detail to be worked on this embroidery.
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The pattern for this yoke.
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The completed tunic.
cream mirror work tunic
This was the story of this tunic in 2014. After two and a half years, the same yoke became a part of another tunic. Which will be narrated later.

A very Happy Christmas to Everyone!
The TAST challenge stitch kikos flower sampler was completed yesterday. One more stitch needs to be explored. Sharon has mentioned that there will be break from her regular blogging to work on her crazy quilting book.
There was some progress on other projects. Four edges were completed on Randje per week challenge. This challenge continues in the next year too.

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32.wipwednesdays-rpw-37,38,39,40

The mirrors and some gold beads [inside the green thread] were also completed. This tunic waits for the tailor to return now.

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32.wipwednesdays-yt-5

The progress made by others during this week is on Pintangle.
Completed two edges on Randje per week challenge.

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31.wipwednesdays-rpw-33,34

Started working on beaded lock stitch sampler, a stitch which was missed during this year’s TAST challenge. The basic straight stitches were worked yesterday and today. Hoping to start with beads tomorrow.
A chain stitch outline is being done in gold metallic thread on this embroidery on sleeves for a tussar silk tunic. This thread has a manageable twist, which makes it easy to work with. Next is the embellishments stage- mirrors and beads.

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This post is about the projects which are in progress this week. To see others progress visit Pintangle. This idea to have a motivation to work regularly on our embroidery projects was given by SharonB on her blog. It is very useful.
I completed two more borders on Randje per week challenge.

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30.WIPW-RPW-29,30

The kutchwork done on Greek design was completed with an outline in silver metallic thread. it has been given to my tailor, who has gone to his country now. So no picture!
I completed threaded cable chain stitch sampler.
An outline in back stitch was worked with grey {?} polyester thread. the curve pattern on one side was started with chain stitch in green cotton skein.

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30.WIPW-yt-3

I hoping to complete this sleeve design, and catch up on the remaining TAST stitches which were not touched.

This post is about the projects done in this week. SharonB started this idea of sharing the work in progress on her blog. This post helps me to work consistently on the projects and challenges. To see others progress visit Pintangle.
These two edges were completed this week. I worked on them on my return journey from Dubai. The sun was so bright facilitating the work.

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28.wipwednesdays-rpw-25,26

Progress on tussar tunic is minimal. A border pattern was drawn for the sleeves which combines traditional Indian  design and mirrors. Seems like this project could take some time. Started herringbone filling stitches with fine silk thread.

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When going through a pattern book, I saw a greek border pattern. This led to drawing kutchwork squares on this pattern. I am trying to squeeze this small project this week.

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28.wipwednesdays-gbt-1

Between the Dubai trip during the weekend, and these two projects, the beaded barb stitch is yet to be ventured. We had another stitch yesterday.

Listing and writing about the projects which are in progress is a support group started by SharonB. To see others progress visit Pintangle.
These two edges were completed this week on Randje per week challenge. These took more time than usual.

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27.wipwednesdays-rpw-23,24

I completed attaching mirrors on the cream ethnic tunic. Small oval gold beads were also added the outline stem stitch pattern. This tunic is completed and ready to go to the tailor.

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27.wipwednesdays-ct-6

I drew a pattern for embroidery for another tunic. The tunic is yellow and gray tussar silk with stripes. The sleeves of this tunic will have embroidered border in black fabric with mirrors [yeah, Again]. My mirrors want to serve higher purpose instead of being stored in small cardboard boxes.

I took  longer time than I expected to complete last week’s TAST sampler. I need to start beaded barb stitch samples.

This post is on the progress of the projects during this week. To see others progress visit Pintangle.
I have posted 1000 posts on my blog in 5 five years. It all started with needing platform to post the TAST stitches and sharing my embroidery experiences. the motivation- SharonB. I have been regularly posting since 2011.
I am lagging behind on TAST challenge, still working on beaded knotted buttonhole band sampler.
These two edges were completed on Randje per week challenge.

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26.wipwednesdays-rpw-21,22

I have stitched the petals with mirrors on my tunic. Counted the total mirrors this yoke requires, came up with 75. The front is going to be quite heavy. LOL! What was I thinking? Is there any embroidery which will  reduce the fabric weight? And mine too? The border would also have some gold beads before going to the tailor, which I am hoping will happen this week.

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26.WIPWednesdays-ct-5

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