Going to Dubai for the weekend was fantastic, but it did not help in the progress of my projects!


This week’s chart on this challenge was worked on Sunday.

Grey crepe tunic

The border on the sleeve was completed yesterday. With this the left sleeve is ready. Hoping to start on the right sleeve today.



TAST 2016

We have a new stitch on TAST 2016 challenge. It is a decorative variation of buttonhole stitch which goes by the name ‘fancy bobbin edging’ the working of this stitch is on Pintangle. In two minds to work the samples as band sampler or on a design. Anyway looking forward to work this stitch.


This week’s chart on Randje per week 2016 challenge was completed on Saturday. The alphabets had some ‘O and ‘X’ missing on them.
Grey crepe tunic
I completed a motif on this tunic. Anchor # 20 red is the main colour. Blue is used to break the monotony. Now it is time to start on the yoke which is medium sized. After working the motif, an idea came to work the chain stitches really small, resembling the Aari work. The Kashmiri embroidery is worked in open chain stitches in wool I suppose. This idea will be in action on the yoke, thus making this project more time consuming. And I am yet to get used to working without hoop.


WIPW 77- grey tunic Kashmiri-3

It seemed like a good idea to design another embroidery piece for a tunic while working on this tunic. While designing for a narrow border, another design idea popped into mind. Thus two pieces are ready for embroidery. The tunics are finalized and the designs will be traced after the completion of the grey crepe tunic.
My friend wanted a tunic to be designed, so she can learn and work the embroidery on that. The design was ready yesterday. The embroidery is to start today. next week , I can show more light on this joint effort.
TAST 2016
Last week’s and this week’s stitches on TAST 2016 challenge were already worked earlier. So peeking on other’s samples is the general idea.

The embroidered fabric and the tunic were of the same colour, I felt it needed some more orange or red to give them some distinction.

brw&orange- emb&pipin fabric

I asked the tailor to attach a small piping made of this bright orange fabric to the neck and sleeves, which he did beautifully.


The tunic set with dupatta.

brw&orange-tunic set

This tunic may not look as appealing as the cream tunic I saw at the shop, but I am happy!

After working the fly stitches in three strands of green cotton floss, the mid line was worked in back stitch with red thread.


The embroidery is completed on this tunic. the embroidered border-


The border and the dupatta together-


The alike kutch motifs on the neckline borders were worked in two shades of orange alternatively, after working with medium orange thread , the motifs were worked with light orange thread, I did not choose to weave these motifs, though weaving was possible.


The designs in between the motifs were worked in fly stitches with green thread,


The embroidery was worked with cotton floss and silk threads
After tracing the pattern on to a striped brown/yellow/green fabric, the outlines were worked in chain stitches first. Pictures were not taken at this stage, so a smaller version. The threads


The geometrical pattern was worked in back stitch with red thread. Another small picture. the outline was done in chain stitch with variegated silk thread.


After this , the embroidery process was recorded. The kutch motifs were worked in two shades of orange, chosen from the dupatta. Kutch motif with medium orange-


The other motif was worked in light[peach] orange.

In India we get this kind of dupattas [long stoles] block printed on soft cotton fabric. I bought one such dupatta –

brw&orange- dupatta

The dupatta was on display on the shop, along with plain cream salwar set[tunic]. It was quite attractive. I took the dupatta alone and thought of embroidering a small border around the neck on a cream tunic. later thought that this combination was too common and discarded it and bought a plain brown[?] mangalagiri cotton.

brw&orange-tunic fabric

The idea of small border around the neckline remained. The neck pattern with kutch motif evolved-


The embroidery on my next post…