Grey tunic


Not much of progress was made on embroidery work, because we went to Chennai India for a few days. My mother is not keeping well and had to undergo surgery for broken hip.
After returning on Saturday, the Randje per week 2016 challenge of this week was completed on Sunday.
This week’s stitch on TAST 2016 challenge, arrowhead stitch was the one I had already worked in 2012. So not much of working required, just some browsing on facebook TAST group to see other members samples.

I had started on the Kashmiri embroidery [chain stitch] on the grey tunic. This motif is on the back of the tunic below the neck. The same motif is repeated ten times more on tunic front and sleeves. A major project.

WIPW76-greytunickashmiri-2

WIPW76- greytunickashmiri-2

The tunic is silk chiffon in grey ,with light blue flowers. This tunic is designed to be worn over a sleeveless t-shirt in dark blue. So the embroidery is executed in dark blue fabric. The pattern is – small motif repeated along a line.
The whole embroidery is chain stitch in single strand.,the colours are grey and light blue.-anchor cotton skeins.

Grey tunic

The seed beads are added to enhance the embroidery.  here is the close up-

Grey tunic-close up