Have to confess that there was no progress on SSS challenge. Valuable time which can be used for working this challenge stitches is kidnapped by net browsing with the excuse of looking for new embroidery ideas. It is enjoyable pastime for now. Have to keep it in check before it leads to addiction.
Projects
The embroidery for red striped tunic was completed and it is with the tailor now.
Green yellow ikat tunic
Some more progress has been made on this mirror mandala embellishment project. Hoping to complete it tomorrow.
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Blue grey ikat tunic
This is the next project waiting to be started. The tunic set fabric is mercerized cotton. My love for woven ikat fabric continues. The salwar is also mercerized cotton in grey. The idea is to work the embroidery on neck and sleeves on this blue fabric on the right.
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This is an inspiration from a tunic which had floral printed border on its neck. The fabric and the design were different.

 

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I did a few more experiments on Pattern Darning.The  Ikat weave gives many possibilities,but the motifs are too big to be used for sample stitching.

9 patterns

9 patterns

I started using stranded cotton also to get the effect.I browsed the stitch explorer flickr group for  some inspiration, wonderful  work done by the participants.Thinking I’ll trya few more on I kat weave to under stand the working of this stitch.Some phulkari and kasauti embroideries also adapt this stitch in their designs. I have to study them too.This is the first time I am posting entries ,while working  on the sampler.Wondering  how many variations  are possible?I often visit Elizabeth [great inspiration]. Thought Why not try doing it this way?