red black cream kutchwork tunic


I had mentioned earlier that this red fabric was block printed with the design -creepers in between parallel lines. Cream thread was worked on this fabric design. Running stitch was used for the lines and creepers and detached chain stitch was used for the leaves.

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blrecrm-3

This embroidery on the print was done for the sleeves also.
After working these borders, the embroidered pieces were placed over the tunic fabric.

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blrecrm-4

The tunic –

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blrecrm-t1

The yoke-

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blrecrm-t2

Yoke and sleeves-

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blrecrm-t3

I wear black leggings for this tunic. I love working these three colours together.

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Pictures were not taken of the kutch work border in progress. Generally, I take pictures of my tunic projects after each colour. This helps me to study the effect of each colour on the project. I adapted this method and took the picture after completing this border.

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blrecrm-1

Closer view of the border.

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blrecrm-2

For the cream thread, the details on my next post.

I had this bright red tunic, block printed with vegetable dye . this was years ago. This red fabric had a curved creeper pattern between two parallel lines. I had worked a kutchwork border on the yoke with mirrors, they were done in black thread and I wore a black salwar[Indian pants] to match this yoke. I don’t have the picture of this old tunic.
I cut the yoke from the tunic . My niece got enchanted by this yoke, and attached it to some plain fabric and wears it. The red fabric without the yoke remained with me.
The present  tunic fabric is in black and cream.

blrecrm-tunic fabric

blrecrm-tunic fabric

I felt the  black kutch work on red fabric would look great with this tunic,

so,I took this  old red tunic fabric , drew a new kutchwork border to be worked in black thread. I used the creeper design to work the cream thread.
The kutch work border pattern.

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blrecrm-pattern

This design was drawn in between two broader lines on the red fabric.