work in progress wednesdays


I am consistent in writing the post late on Wednesdays. This week other than stitching, roaming around also happened.
The Beyond TAST challenge is in the same place as last week. The status of the SSS challenge is also the same. I have two stitches to learn and work on them.
The progress was on this aqua green tunic. The flowers were worked in pink cotton skein. Satin stitch in two strands.
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I should start  working on Beyond TAST challenge at least this week.

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I am late again in posting the the progress of this week.
For some reason Beyond TAST challenge is not progressing well. The ideas come and go, it is hard to bring them into stitching. I thought this filing stitches would be easy. Hoping for more progress this week.
I completed sham hem stitch sampler on SSS challenge. Yet to start on this week’s stitch.
The work on aqua green cotton tunic is going well. After the stems, it is time to work the leaves, I didn’t have  to search for the right stitch, it is fish bone stitch from SSS challenge.
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The leaves are completed. The work on flowers will start tomorrow.

These past two days after the festivities were productive stitch wise.
I started on the Beyond TAST sampler. The earlier stitch samplers have to be looked into for  more stitch ideas.
Today the recent SSS challenge stitch sampler was also started. It is not a complicated stitch is my observation at this point. The possibility of doing it wrong or inventing a new stitch have to be considered!
Keeping aside the Kashmiri embroidery for the time being, a new embroidery project on an aqua green tunic fabric was started. The tailor had marked and given the tunic front. Started with stem stitch. The pattern is floral.
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Another late post. It was hard to sit in front of the computer during the holidays. Stitch wise it was okay. I could work on an idea and started on the next stitch sampler on SSS challenge.

After working awhile with peach thread, had this notion it might outdo the green, so started working with a golden colour thread inside the flower. It looks better for the time being. The next three days are filled with tradition based religious activities. Hoping to restart stitching from Tuesday.
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This week was quite productive. A few samples for this month’s Beyond TAST were worked yesterday. The next challenge starts, this could be an easy one. Posting the details of the worked SSS challenge stitches is still pending.
After completing the mirror work on violet tunic, the flower colour was chosen for the Kashmiri embroidery on cream tussar tunic. It is peach. The stitches were worked on the sleeves first.
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From this Friday it is a long holiday till 25th Saturday. The next weekend is packed with our traditional religious activities. Wondering whether there will be any time left for stitching!

 

This week did not go as I planned. It was a busy week, with matters other than stitching. Time was needed to think, plan and work beyond TAST challenge, which was scarce.
I decided to work on the tunic which was in progress before I left for India. It is nearing completion. The mirrors needed to be stitched in the centres.
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Weekend before last we returned from Chennai, India. It was not possible to do any embroidery there.
After returning, I restarted with the SSS challenge stitches. Since it is catching up mode, the explorations are quite short. Once the details of the stitch samplers are posted on the blog, I might start with this month’s Beyond TAST challenge.

 

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