This past week was a good one progress wise. I could even manage to work on a stitch on SSS challenge. I am working on the last colour -beige on this plum cotton tunic, hoping to complete it by tomorrow.
The kutchwork elements on the grey striped tunic were worked with the same bright orange thread. This is definitely a change from chain stitches!
Grey cotton tunic with chikan embroidery
The full design with motif repeats was drawn on graph paper. My friend wanted one colour-cream to be used for the shadow work. The complete design was traced onto the reverse side of the grey cotton tunic with white craft pencil. I was very eager to see the outcome of this embroidery, so enthusiastically completed one motif.
This motivated me to work on a stitch on SSS challenge too.


This tunic  is my first effort  on chikan[shadow] work. I wanted to do a overall design. most difficult part of the work was transfering the design to the georgette fabric.When I pinned the fabric to the pattern, it  refused to stay loyal to the pattern.measuring and marking didn’t work at all.My eyes were the only guideline for symmetry.wherever I drew  a pattern, my left hand was fixed over the area.because if this, I got tired pretty quickly.Tranfering took a long time.I just drew the lines and omitted the petals and leaves, which I embroidered approximately.All the drawing was on the wrong side,my mistakes got lost on this[what a relief].For the border I used readymade zari border in parrot green.


dsc00637  the parrot green isn’t seen.