The progress on stitching during this week on the projects was not much. Still keeping with the flow from the support of Pintangle, The 11th and 12th edges on randje per week challenge was completed.

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18.wipwednesdays-rpw11,12

The yellow tunic is with the tailor, hoping to get it next week. This tunic is different, because sleeves are woven chanderi silk [a silk variety woven from a region called chanderi in India].
I completed last week’s TAST stitch yesterday.
Moving on to another tunic, this block printed fine cotton fabric with border-

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18.wipwednesdays-whgreytunic1

The embroidery chosen for this is geometrical Phulkari work. This ethnic embroidery is from Punjab, India. It is also prevalent in Pakistan , I suppose. The yoke-

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18.wipwednesdays-whgrey tunic2

Along with noting ideas, learning to draw the ideas on the journal before working on a project for the class, some designs for tunics were explored during this week. I am not mentioning the hussif this week.

I was busy working on this piece today, last night another filling was worked in blue threads- polyester, stranded cotton, fine silk.

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26.120.dhbonest-5

Started on the piece this morning-

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26.120.dhbonest

This stitch was worked as linear outside the paisley shape. The variations are, one row is narrower than the other, one side was made wider, up right crosses were worked in the centre of this stitch row, detached chains [not clear] worked over this stitch.

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26.120.dhbonest-6

The curves were worked in blue/pink variegated thread.

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26.120.dhbonest-7

The paisley needed definition. Dark pink metallic thread was couched first with herringbone, seeing it was not very interesting, quitting it after some time, continued with couching stitch in the same colour stranded cotton. I felt better after working the outline.

26.120.double herringbone stitch sampler

26.120.double herringbone stitch sampler

The idea was- To design this paisley shape with doodles [zentangle] and fill the doodles with this stitch.
I am happy I started this design journey as a part of TAST, it seems to pull me out of my comfortable boundaries and surprisingly it is enjoyable too.

I made some progress on my stitch/design/ colour sampler today.
This filling was first worked in perle cotton #5.

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26.120.dhbonest-2a

Stranded cotton threads were used for working the second row of herringbone stitches.

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26.120.dhbonest-2b

The next filling pattern with the first row of herringbone stitches worked with polyester thread.

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26.120.dhbonest-3a

Perle cotton #8 in medium blue was used for the second row of [horizontal] herringbone stitches.

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26.120.dhbonest-3b

Perle cotton #8 in medium pink was used for the second row of [vertical] herringbone stitches.

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26.120.dhbonest-3c

Brick type design worked in double herringbone stitches- threads are-polyester, and perle cotton #8

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26.120.dhbonest-4

One more space within the contemporary paisley requires filling. Short lines around the paisley also need to be worked with this stitch, which I have to take care tomorrow. I feel the paisley needs a definite outline, may be couching  will help there. Hoping to complete this sampler by tomorrow.

This stitch is also referred as Indian herringbone stitch. The working of this stitch is on Pintangle. I use this stitch with a slight variation to work kutchwork. Though this is linear stitch I want try this stitch on filling some shapes on my sampler.
Starting with filling some diamond shapes. The basic herringbone is worked in dark blue polyester thread, and the stitch over it is worked with shaded pink polyester thread. The double herringbone on the curve is worked with blue thread with back stitch outline in pink.

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26.120.dhbonest-1

dubai-dec-2008082dubai-dec-2008080These  past few I got hooked on browsing different types of embroideries.My mind is filled with so many ideas,I do have to work much more than Iam doing now. I wish I had started on this road much earlier,though Ihave been embroidering for the past 24 years, it was not a continous hobby.I worked ,whenever I felt like it.I was also thinking, it was just a passing fancy, I might loose interest  after a few years. But the desire woudn’t go away. So in 2005 I concluded I’ll see what all I can possibly do with my interests.I focused on designing, implementing, using, my ideas into my hobby based projects. Initially it has started with designing tunics.Since august 2008, I thought I’ll broeden my horizons. I joined stitichin fingers, I started bloging, I joined stitch challenge and my personal stitch challenges also keep changing according to my learning new things everyday.Though I have not made much of a progress, Iam happy being part of this.It keeps me alert, helps me  on personal and emotional level,gives me fulfillment,gives me support, hope it’ll make me a better person too.

We were on a visit to Dubai. The shopping malls there were quite amazing. Different architecture,country themes, styles,- I had wonderful time.We don’t get many books in Muscat,I bought 3 books in The Dubai Mall, to enable my hobbies. I bought  evenweave fabric too.Now I have more work to do.

 I am doing cross stitch border for a tunic, it is taking a lot of time. I also finished 3 TAST stitches,which I’ll post in the next few days.the picture is from Ibn batuta mall-

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