This tunic was worked in 2012.
This cotton tunic is handloom cotton in golden yellow. The Indian pant is cream and yellow with a wavy pattern.
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the pattern was inspired by a tunic seen in a boutique.
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Starting with kutchwork border in the centre , the other linear stitches are chain in different colours, closed herringbone stitch, zigzag back stitch, fly stitch and its variation, and the last chain stitch boxes are for the mirrors to be worked inside. The detail-
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After working the small square mirrors.
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The detail after working the mirrors.
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The sewn tunic.
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This week I could write the post on Wednesday itself!
This week, I could work on Beyond TAST challenge and a stitch on SSS challenge. The samples detail will be in separate posts.
Because of the time taken to work the challenges, the navy blouse was not even seen this week.
Chain stitches were worked with light blue thread on this sleeve border.
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Two new projects are in progress, a string bag for a friend’s birthday and embroidery on neck line for a chiffon fabric. Hope to have more details next week.

The graph patterns for Alphabets started this week on Randje per week 2016 challenge. The free graph for these are available on this blog. It was more interesting to work the Alphabets than I thought. The fabric and the threads are also part of the reason for this extra interest on this challenge. Seeing the outcome of this variegated thread is also quite thrilling. Now for the today’s work-

 

RPW2016-W3

RPW2016-W3

The Mattrah souq in Muscat is filled with oxidized silver jewellery. The inspiration for this tunic is from a turquoise and coral ear piece. When a blue cotton fabric was found for the tunic, the idea of working the embroidery in red fabric rose simultaneously.

b,rkt-fabric

b,rkt-fabric

Indian ethnic kutchwork design was chosen for this project, the kutchwork embroidery in blue on red fabric.

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b,rkt-1

The border in the centre was worked in medium blue. The outline stitch to work the interlacing.

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b,rkt-2

The interlaced border.

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b,rkt-3

The border outline stitches around the centre were worked in lighter blue.

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b,rkt-4

After working the interlacing stitch.

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b,rkt-5

Metallic silver thread is used for working the chain stitch outline,

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b,rkt-6

Blue wooden beads were added to the spaces in the central design,

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b,rkt-detail

The detail of the embroidery.

blue red kutch work tunic

blue red kutch work tunic

The sewn tunic with red yoke. A Patiala salwar in same shade of blue was bought to match with this tunic.

b,rkt-pattern

b,rkt-pattern

The kutchwork pattern

Sometime ago, I had this idea of working the same pattern on two fabrics and combine them to use as tunic embellishment. The tunic chosen for this purpose was an ikat cotton fabric.

2ykblikatt-fab

2ykblikatt-fab

The pattern was simple with mirror work, that which can be worked with Aari needle too. I worked with the normal # 9 crewel needle. The pattern for the yoke and the sleeves.

2yblikatt-pat

2yblikatt-pat

The patterns were traced on these two fabrics.

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2ykblikatt-yel

The sleeve pattern traced on green fabric.

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2ykblikatt-gree

The pieces after working the embroidery and mirrors.

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2ykblikatt-emb

The two fabrics sewn on tunic.

2 yoke on blue ikat tunic

2 yoke on blue ikat tunic

The tunic with sleeves. The embroidery was quite simple on the sleeve border.

2ykblikatt-det

2ykblikatt-det

This embroidery around the neck of this cream and yellow printed cotton tunic was done in the fourth quarter of the year 2013.

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creyelneckt-fab

The embroidery was on bright yellow cotton fabric, which was also the salwar fabric. The pattern had two parts, a medium size kutchwork border and a curved design. Both were worked with cotton skeins. I tried to bring an assissi effect, by working the background with herringbone filling and outlining with back stitch. The tunic-

cream&yellow neck tunic

cream&yellow neck tunic

The embroidery detail-

cream yellow neck tunic detail

cream yellow neck tunic detail

The pattern.

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creyelneckt-pattern

This weekend was a stitch free one, we drove to Dubai. I had thought of working on the way home, but eyes were too tired. The edges this week are quite interesting especially the 23rd edge. The free graphs for these edges are here.

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rpw2015-23,24

The kutchwork border samples are skipped this week.

For some reason I was unable to post on my blog for the past two days