The embroidery on yoke is fully completed and the yoke is sewn on to the tunic.

blue/green tunic-1

Another picture-

blue/green tunic-2

The yoke is 16 inches in height and 11 inches in width.

After completing this tunic, I observed that I had used too many printed material . It would have been better if one of them was plain.
Another aspect, is I should have used complimenting fabrics for yoke and tunic, it might have enhanced the total project. I keep learning in each and every project I work.
On my next post where I tried contrasting the yoke fabric.

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The large yoke is completed with beige thread and pink sequins.The sequins were last minute additions. The completed yoke-

blue/green tunic-yoke completed

I placed the embroidered yoke on the tunic to see the effect.

blue/green tunic yoke

The completed tunic on my next post.

The yoke for this tunic is done in repeating pattern. Since the pattern was simple,I made a large yoke.
The colours-
Pink for the detached chain,, lighter shade of the tunic colour and beige for the step pattern.
The yoke , while working the pink thread-

blue /green tunic- yoke WIP

The yoke , after completing two threads-

blue/ green tunic -yoke 2

Another post on the embroidery on this yoke.

For some time I was thinking over the idea of doing a full yoke with a repeating line pattern. This yoke doesn’t have any other elements but this pattern. This embroidery will look as a fabric.
The tunic-
The fabric is printed cotton fabric,

blue/green tunic -fabric

The yoke-
I had a material[mercerized cotton, ikat weave] from an old tunic. The fabric was quite thin, best for yokes.

blue/green tunic -yoke fabric

The pattern-
The pattern was step pattern drawn on graph paper.Along with itI did some detached chain petals.

 the embroidery on my next post.

This was my first introduction to phulkari embroidery.
I was told that , the embroidery was done with surface satin stitch on geometrical patterns.
Then I saw a picture of a bedspread or shawl, which was fully covered with phulkari embroidery. Only thing I could make of the picture was that it was– BRIGHT!
Computer was not my friend then.
I wanted to try this embroidery, but without sources to learn the proper method, I made my version geometrical border pattern and stitched them in surface satin stitch.
At that time, idea of making a sampler had not yet come to me.So this border pattern was used for a tunic . The tunic fabric was synthetic material printed in red. price was Rs.28 per meter.
The embroidery was done in black,to incorporate more colours.
I wore this tunic for ten years, and in 2004, I cut the embroidery piece from the tunic-

phulkari border

The closeup-

phulkari border-closeup

This piece could be used as borders for bag. Still it is lying there in the cupboard in Chennai.

Sometimes my husband allows me to try embroidery on his shirts. This is one such occasion.This is a store bought shirt in blue.
I chose a simple border repeat pattern for this.
The whole stitching is done in mono colour in back stitch.And further to personalize this shirt,I embroidered a”G”[rather lopsided] over the pocket.

Embroidered blue shirt

Maybe I am a little fond of Roman[ or is it greek?] patterns.

This is closeup of the embroidery.

Embroidered blue shirt- closeup