blue kantha paisley tunic


This is the last post on this tunic
I did not take  many  pictures of the work in progress.
In this picture the tunic is completed with all the filling stitches.
The tunic is also sewn with the border I had mentioned previously.
I added a small pearl beads to match the embroidery, in between the inner paisley and the outer paisley lines.
The tunic-

kantha embroidery paisley on tunic

The filling are worked in two strands of cotton skiens. This paisley is so simple , that it can be used motif for borders. Will make an enchanting border. The kantha embroidery looks beautiful when it gets a woven look.
.I was very much impressed with this pattern. The colours and embroidery are very simple.In this tunic this paisley pattern is the hero!

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The outlining of the center in this paisley pattern is completed in back stitch in 3 strands .

kantha paisley- WIP2

The kantha embroidery [running stitch ] starts from here.
I decided to use only two colours based on the border .
The inner paisley is worked with running stitch filling, in dark blue thread. This was worked with two strands of cotton skein.

kantha paisley -WIP3

The completed kantha embroidery paisley on my next post.

I found this paisley pattern somewhere on the net. Thought it can be used for kantha[running stitch] work.
I just had to make very small adjustments, to make the pattern symmetrical.
I had a blue[another] blue mangalagiri cotton fabric, I also found a dark blue managalagiri[again] with border,this border I used for sleeves.
Dark blue and half/white colours threads were used for embroidery.
Now for the actual embroidery- the outer pattern of the paisley was worked in dark blue, I have started with half white on the inner pattern in this picture.
These are worked in back stitch with three strands of thread.

kantha paisley on blue tunic-WIP 1

The filling stitch details will be on my next post.