Atlast I got the tunic stitched. I also took a few photos of my previous work. Deepa from the stitchinfingers group enquired about mirror work. I have been doing this for many years, maybe I should work on tutorial for mirror fixing, anyway if she asks me again I’ll eloborate on it.Since she is good at the chemanthi st,I think she can easily catch up.

I am still floundering how to add link to my post.Perseverence is the key here.

green on cream
green on cream

I worked the kutchwork on a same colour cloth and attached it to the tunic. I can’t wear it till I buy the salwar

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blouse border
blouse border

Yesterday was also a learning day for me. I visited some of the blogs of my fellow members of the stitching group.I was itching to learn a stitch,’kamal kadai’,which I found on Deepa’s blog. The chemanthi stitch, I have never heard of,but found a similarity with  my mirror stitch. I have started my week-10, barred chainst,it is a slow process.I  also made a list of samplers I want to do. one by one I am tying myself to so many challenges,scary but I have to start this someday,otherwise I’ll just be incorporating the stitches to my tunics.I hope it’ll be ok after I have completed a few.

In this blouse, I have done kasooti st[holbein st]on a cream cloth. this was done seperately. I have cream saree with red border,to go with this

Today was a day for learning day for me .I started working TAST st,and found that I was not as fast as I thought I was. Generally when I stitch, I don’t have to think much. but today , I was thinking ways and means of doing it,imagining the result, continous threading and unthreading,wondering if this is what I wanted the result to be. I do have to go a long way in this challenge.I don’t even know ,whether I have bitten off more than I can chew. and this is the first st.

today I also visited a few stitching blogs-these people are doing such amazing  creative things.Where am  I now?I find that I fixed a boundry, and I have trained myself to work within it. When I have to cross this boundry, I find myself fumbling.This is new laerning curve from today,and I am happy that I joined this challenge, I ll try small easy steps first.

mirror work
mirror work

In this tunic I have  attached mirrors , with different line embroidery around them. I enjoyed doing this .

Orange manglagiri

Orange manglagiri

I am still working on the idea for TAST challenge,I want to do too many things at once,I don’t know ,whether I am very excited or just a novice at this.If Iam able to convert my ideas into something substancial, then it will be fine. I have to wait and see.

I do have to take a few more photos of my recent projects .

As I was answering Jowynn’s comment, I thought I would show a picture of a tunic ,where the embroidery is done afterstitching the tunic,hence the gap between the neckline and the embroidery.I do have to alter this tunic to fit me LOL.

Today . i was thinking how to do barred chain  st and alt barred chain st,which are the stitches for week 10 on TAST challenge.I learnt of this blog-http://www. quieter moments.wordpress.com.there I found variations of interlacing st.I have been blindly following the same method of interlacing st all these yaers, without even thinking of variations. this is getting interesting, opening new possiblities. but I have to try them first.LOL.

phulkari
phulkari

this is the yoke part of the tunic. embroidery was done in single strand of thread I and worked on it for a long time

Yesterday I got this idea -It’ll be useful to do a “stitch reference book”.where I can do the different stitches

and go through them whenever I want to use them.I am still pondering over the size of the book.If I do it in A4 size, I can fit it snugly to a file. But if I do it size 6 .in by 4. in I can  be a part of fabric post card pool.Today I have joined in a UFO group. I haven’t even started looking through my UFO’s, I am already thinking of adding one more.

kutch work on yake and sleeves

This work I did on maroon cloth, I took me a long time, to finish the sleeves.  the photo is not good at all.

part 1 of black sleeves

part 1 of black sleeves

hi, today Iam still working on my wearable art-I like this.

I am using 4 colours.today I started on the last colour,still it’ll take a while to finish it.This is the first time I am writing about a work in progress.Iam also choosing some designs for making samplers to show my student.samplers arefor back st,and herringbone st.

In this picture,the border is done in kutch work  with mirrors.this is part of the full sleeves