white printed tunic black yoke


The mirror work was completed on the black multi coloured yoke. The yoke is quite heavy now with so many big mirrors!

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wipw47-blackikatt-5

The pattern of the red yoke also has mirrors on it, but that’ll come later. I have started with herringbone filling of the small triangles and back stitching of the outlines.

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wipw47-whiteredmirt-3

I drew a small black work pattern yesterday for a beige tunic. The idea is to work this on cream aida, which can be attached to the tunic by the tailor. But starting of this project depends on my progress on the red yoke this week. I would definitely need a break from mirror work!

The zardosi work on the pink tussar was completed with further stone embellishments this week.

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WIPW45-pinktust-3

I had bought a chanderi dupatta [long scarf]. The scarf seemed to match with the pink tussar fabric, so a decision was made to incorporate a paisley and work the zardosi embroidery.

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WIPW45-pinktust-4

After the completion of the embroidery, the scarf looks withdrawn from the tunic. The embroidery goes well with the tunic. So, the scarf is left hanging, literally. The tunic has gone to the tailor.
After returning from vacation, I have been designing yokes with the influence of Indian Gujarathi embroidery. This is the first piece. The fabric is block printed handloom cotton fabric in white.

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WIPW45-whiteblackt-1

This has mirror work. Just started on the embroidery on this piece. The idea of working this yoke in contrasting bright colours is in mind. Result of seeing some bohemian décor on pinterest , I am sure!

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WIPW45-whiteblackt-2