I am two days late in posting the works in progress. It is hard to remember the days in Chennai. After completing the Q stitch on SSS challenge, a project on silk blouse was done during this week. This blouse fabric had a wide gold border. My neighbour wanted some simple embroidery with stones and beads. Started the embroidery work with chain stitch in green silk thread.
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Another chain stitch row with gold thread.
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The saree is also the same peach silk with gold border. We could get dark red stone, the medium red stones did not match well with the richness of the silk fabric. Therefore chain stitches in red silk thread was worked on the semi circles created by green chain stitch row. The dark red stones were to be stitched here. I was hoping to subdue the colour of the stone to match with the fabric.
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A small motif in gold was scattered here and there on the saree. I tried work a motif in gold thread and beads. After working the red stones and gold beads.
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My friend who was sewing this blouse for her sister, wanted white stones on this project. I started with the white stones hoping it would go well with the beads, red stones and embroidery.
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Embroidery completed on both the sleeves of this peach silk blouse.
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Another blouse is also there which needs to be embroidered.
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Before starting the work on this blouse, I want to work whipped spoke stitch sampler for TAST challenge.

I have been in India for the past few weeks. I could stay here till first week of May. Generally stitching comes to a standstill on a vacation. Browsing the net is minimal. This routine is not working now. Too much laziness is also not good. I might forget everything.
It is hard to work the stitch challenges. They are put on hold.
I have two sewn tunics to be embroidered. The first tunic is mangalagiri with chanderi silk cotton patch.
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I had drawn a kutch work design is Muscat for this. The embroidery on this tunic was started.
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The second tunic in white mull fabric on which mirrorwork needs to be done on the black borders.
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My neighbour is sewing a blouse for her sister. She wanted a simple embroidery on it. We have bought some red and white stones for embellishing. The fabric needs to be marked.
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These information posted here is for motivating me to start doing some embroidery work.

Challenges
On SSS challenge there is a new stitch- Japanese darning stitch. A sampler was worked yesterday.
On TAST 2017 also has a new stitch this week, fancy herringbone stitch, which was not part of earlier TAST challenges. Hoping to start this stitch sampler today or tomorrow.
The NESSAL and RPW2016 were not started or touched this week.
Zardsosi
After working the stem and arrowhead stitches, green zardosi beads are used for filling the paisleys and the space between the arrowhead stitches. I have started working the beads on the last outline, but yet to take the picture.
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Cross stitch
The sleeves of a navy blue polyester linen tunic will have cross stitch borders on them. Two borders were chosen from files downloaded on the internet.
After securing the edges of the Aida with buttonhole stitches, the borders were started. Three shades of blue and one dark red are to be used on this project. Work on this project will be after the completion of the zardosi embroidery.

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The earlier edges were completed. The graph for this week’s edges are in this blog. The colours of the first edge are interchanged. It was easier to work the border first. The beaded are added later. I still need to practice more  of these beaded cross stitches.

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RPW2015-99,100

When I was browsing some old patterns on the net, I came across some cord work. This gave me an idea of working a row of beads between two chain stitch lines. I don’t see any connection between the two things here, still a pattern was drawn to incorporate this idea on a yoke. The tunic fabric-

violet bead on pink yoke-tunic fabric

violet bead on pink yoke-tunic fabric

The yoke fabric-

violet beads on pink yk-yk

violet beads on pink yk-yk

The pattern with a modern flower motif

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violet beads on pinkyk-pattern

After completing the embroidery-

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violet beads on pinkyk-emb

Beadwork detail-

violet bead on pinkyk-det

violet bead on pinkyk-det

Yoke detail-

violet beads on pink yoke-yk det

violet beads on pink yoke-yk det

Tunic-

violet beads on pink yoke-tunic

violet beads on pink yoke-tunic

I have tried some new ideas on some of my tunics. This is one of them.
Queenie as you requested I have posted details of the work.

violet beads on pink yk-det2

violet beads on pink yk-det2

the picture is not clear of the reflecting beads, so another one-

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violet beads on pinkyk-det3

This week’s stitch on TAST challenge by SharonB is beaded version of butterfly chain stitch. The basic butterfly chain stitch sampler is here, when it was worked as part of this challenge. The beaded version is explained by SharonB  on her blog.

9.103.beaded butterfly chain stitch sampler

9.103.beaded butterfly chain stitch sampler

1.The first row is the basic beaded butterfly chain stitch. In the second row, single and double beads are alternated. With the set of straight stitches worked at two levels, the beaded chain goes up and down alternatively in the third row.

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9.103.beadbutterflychainst-1

2. Beaded chain was worked on top instead of centre, and worked on bottom too in the next half of the first row. Straight stitches worked at two angles alternatively, beaded chain worked on that.in this way too, the beaded chain moves up and down on the second row. The centre of the straight stitches are beaded, the beaded chain stitches are worked in a way to keep the beads alternatively at top and bottom in the third row.

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9.103.beadbutterflychinst-2

3.I wanted two threads to pass through the beads on the straight stitches, which I couldn’t accomplish, so the second straight stitch was twisted to hold the beads in place, the beaded chain is worked after that on the first row. Beaded butterfly chain stitches worked on beaded buttonhole stitches in the second row. The straight stitches were worked up and down, two rows of beaded butterfly chains are worked on it in the last row.

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9.103.beadbutterflychainst-3

The working of this week’s beaded triangular buttonhole stitch on TAST 2014 challenge is on SharonB ‘s blog. I worked this sampler with pearl beads and peach colour cotton skein.
Sampler-

8.102.beaded triangular buttonhole stitch sampler

8.102.beaded triangular buttonhole stitch sampler

1.Three pearl beads are added to the last side of the triangle in the first row. Beads are added on to each stitch in the second row. Three beads are added in between the triangles in the third row. I like this row.

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8.102.beadtribholest-1

2.Beads are added to the first stitch of the triangle in the first row. Beads are worked inside the triangle in the second row. Two beads are added to the alternate inner stitches in the third row.

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8.102.beadtribholest-2

3. The stitch is combined with buttonhole stitch to which three beads are added. The bead is added to the first stitch of the triangle which is long, the finishing stitch which is short secures that bead in place in the second row. All three stitches of the triangle are beaded, a small stitch is used to tie the stitches together, to hold the beads in place in the last row.

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