This is a printed silk chiffon tunic in black. I am fond of autumn colours.
Orange, green and gold colour cotton skeins were used .
The centre part of the yoke is done in buttonhole variation, with wood pieces secured with brown glass beads.
On both sides of the border a small pattern is repeated,where the leaves[?] are made in fly stitch variation, and the stem in feather stitch.

embroidery on black tunic

This embroidery was done 5 years ago.when I did not know how to use a computer, internet for inspiration.So the idea for embroidery came mainly from the print of the tunic.

emb on black tun-close up

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A traditional Indian motif pattern was chosen for the main yoke.The motif is repeated twice to lengthen the pattern.
For the first time I took photos at different phases of this embroidery.
The outline of the motif- -.I started with dark colours , brown for diamond shape, green for curves

Orange yoke-1

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.The flower pattern is done in variegated thread.

Orange yoke-2

The extra details are done in light green thread

orange yoke-3

The herringbone stitches are outlined in back stitch with yellow thread.

Orange yoke-4

I’ ll continue with the details in the next post.