Work in progress Wednesday


.It was a long weekend for Eid in Muscat and it ended with two Indian festivals. The first one is Onam which celebrates the harvest in the state of Kerala, the second one is a religious one which was today. Our friend from Kerala gave us sumptuous lunch and today I prepared some special dishes.
Stitch challenge samplers were set aside this week.
Projects
Red striped tunic
Open chain stitch of SSS challenge is used on this project. This stitch is often used on ethnic Gujarati and Rajasthani embroideries along with other stitches. Sometimes a whole project is worked in this stitch. In this project, the flower petals [filling] and the lines worked in red variegated thread are open chain stitches. Practicing the stitch is also part of the project. I am learning to maintain uniform working of the stitch through this project.
WIPW146-redstrt-3
After getting the blue jute cotton tunic fabric from the tailor, the tedious job of marking the places to work the embroidery motifs started. 1 inch lines are marked all over the front and sleeves. I have started working fly stitches in darker shade of the same blue. Lot more to go.
WIPW146-blujutet-2
An idea to work wood beads on copper tunic needs to be implemented.
Once these projects become comfortable routine, I might take a break and work on stitch challenges. Till then it is hard to relax to work on samples.

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After starting this yoke, in between I worked on 14th week stitch on TAST 2014 challenge. Completing that sampler, this work was continued. The base colour of the tunic is white. So white threads were incorporated into this yoke. A few sequins were added to the centre.

Black yoke on white ikat2

Black yoke on white ikat2

I  am planning to add silver beads on the border to match with oxidized silver accessories. If the yoke gets finished, it’ll have to be given to the tailor for sewing, which might take a while.

I wanted to part of this WIP Wednesday on SharonB’s blog earlier. There is new challenge on her blog, check it out. I am starting from this post.
I am currently working on a yoke for a tunic. The tunic is white/ grey ikat fabric, a kalamkari Patiala salwar is ready to make it a set. I designed this yoke with an idea of curves and florals. The work done so far-

Wip on Wednesday- black yoke

Wip on Wednesday- black yoke