Red chanderi tunic


A little progress was made on this yoke for red chanderi tunic.

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WIPW59-redchant-5

The chain stitches and straight stitches were worked in fine silk thread. The first page on the embroidery sampler book was completed during this week.

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WIPW50-embrodiery sampler book page-1

It is interesting to work these few stitches on this page. Certain details can be taken further. Seven eight details were worked on the first page. I started on the second page yesterday.

Some more chain stitches were added to this bead work yoke. Fine silk threads are also used in this embroidery.

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WIPW57-redchant-3

Yet to start the Stitch Sunday challenge. On TAST facebook group, an idea of working the stitch samples as fabric book was discussed by the members. This blogger had done a fabric book of TAST stitches on an earlier TAST challenge. I am also interested in doing this with a variation. Since all the 140 stitches were worked as band samplers in the last 3 years on the TAST challenge, it is not necessary to work them all over again. More details on this fabric stitch sampler books will be shared here, as and when the ideas are adapted into embroidery. This project is started today.

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WIPW57-STbook-1

The embroidery and mirror work was completed on the blue fabric. It is ready to go to the tailor. That will take a while, we have holidays for Ramadhan from tomorrow.

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WIPW56-blmirt-6

As mentioned in the last post I have started the embroidery on this red chanderi silk/cotton tunic. This tunic fabric was with me for a long time. I had seen a tunic design on an online shop. This tunic had sequin work border on dark red fabric for sleeves and collar . It also had some motifs with the same theme on the tunic. Holding on to this design idea kept the tunic in the shelf for a long time.

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WIPW56-redchant-1

I have decided to modify this idea. The new one has a narrow panel with embroidery and gold beads. The embroidery was started with cotton skein on dark red fabric.

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WIPW56-redchant-2

While following Sharon’ blog, came across TAST challenge, which was started yesterday. It will be a Rerun of the previous challenge for the time being. Some ideas of fabric book are floated on the face book page of the same challenge.
I do seem to have worked lots of samples of the first week’s stitch- Fly. I have been wanting to explore embroidery stitches and their usage for some time. Why not combine the weekly challenge idea and my explorations? Still thinking about this a lot and hoping to have some schedule to work on these various ideas this week.

I also found this blog Tenar’s cave has a challenge Stitch Sunday. Seems interesting. Lots of thinking and work to do.