I had designed three pieces for embroidery on tunics in February when working on a long project. This is the second piece. After completing the work on this blue silk cotton fabric, the piece suited a white chanderi silk cotton tunic fabric and I found the embroidery done around the mirror was worth sharing .
It started with the pattern-
Buttonhole stitch variations are worked over the pattern drawn.
The small oval shapes were intended for detached chain stitches. I felt oyster stitch was a better choice. It so happened while working on this stitch, SharonB announced oyster stitch on this week’s TAST 2016 challenge. These oyster stitches were worked in four strands of cotton skein.
The triangular space around the mirror pattern was worked in herringbone filling.
The space between the two outlines was worked in herringbone and fly stitch combination in pink and green.
Zigzag back stitch was worked around the inner round. This was not part of the pattern.
Long tailed chain stitches in white thread were worked in between the buttonhole stitches. this detail was also not in the pattern.
The whole piece after working back stitches with white thread.
A medium size round mirror was attached to the centre with shisha stitch.
Small square mirrors were attached with shisha stitch between the two outlines.
After working the mirrors, small silver sequins with silver beads were stitched on to this piece. The mirror detail-
The piece with completed embroidery.