brown beaded yoke


The sequins and beads were used to embellish this light brown yoke, which is placed on the tunic fabric.

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When I started with the yoke, I did not think, this combination will look so dull. Still the yoke and the fabric went to the tailor, and came back like this-

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I was not fully satisfied with the result, so I attached a cord with round gold beads around the yoke.

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The close up of the yoke-

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I feel somehow this yoke and tunic combination is not attractive, reasons could be, the yoke fabric did not suit the tunic, or the beads did not enhance the look of the tunic. With all these , I have worn the tunic many times.

After embroidering on the lines to form borders for beads, first the motif was worked before attaching the beads. After working medium sized fly stitches around, the centre was done with floral and round beads.

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Cone shaped beads and reddish brown beads were worked around the centre.

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The spaces in between the running stitches were embellished with , gold sequins and beads.

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The close up of the remaining part of the  yoke-

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The completed tunic on my next post.

Generally, I prefer natural fabrics for my tunics, living in hot country. A while ago, someone suggested a place where, synthetic fabrics were available in plenty. I bought a few pieces there for tunics. Some of them I have designed and worn also. This tunic is also one of those fabrics. The fabric-

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For this tunic, I chose a light brown fabric for yoke, it had small stripes on it. The idea was to use antique gold beads and reddish brown seed beads on this yoke pattern. The pattern-

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After tracing this yoke on the fabric, with the lines on the fabric, I worked running stitches, back stitch, buttonhole stitch . at the end of these lines, a small motif was made.

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More details on my next post.