I have started embroidering on black silk blouse. These blouse projects are for a friend. I can share some of the details, the design which are for the sleeves is a simple geometric filling. Cotton skeins are used throughout the work. The fabric being delicate silk, it is not possible to use hoop. For an earlier project, the hoop was used on crepe silk fabric, the fabric yarn was giving away at some places, which was realized at a later stage. So, maintaining the thread tension is the most difficult part in this project.

Randje per week 2015

This project was not touched from Saturday when the new edges were posted on the site. The free graph is available here.

UFO’s

The blue tunic with ethnic embroidery is also kept on hold for the time being.

The kutchwork borders also waiting in the queue. Yesterday was Diwali festival. The routine is to prepare various sweets and savoury snacks and share them with friends. The past three evenings were for Diwali routine. Blogging did not feature at all. Searching for the appropriate design for the second blouse is continuing.

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Last week I was thinking of starting the cross stitch edges on the Randje per week 2015 challenge and completing them in the next year. This week’s edges were continuous and they were completed the same day.
The time saved on this project was utilized on the ethnic embroidery borders on blue tunic. After getting tired of cutting and starting with the same thread, a small patch of border was worked in rest of the colours. The spaces will have square mirrors. That work will be on a later date.

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WIPW66-blugreenpatiala5

Started drawing few more kutchwork border designs on graph sheet in the evenings.

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WIPW66-kutchborders4

A friend had asked for embroidered sleeves on silk blouse fabrics. All my other projects including the randjes will be kept on hold till these projects are completed. As usual there is a time limit. Need to go and see some designs for inspiration. This was a productive week.

This week also the edges on Randje per week 2015 challenge took most of the working time. Last year this challenge was worked differently.-The edges were started when they were posted on the blog on every Saturday. They were completed continuously at the end of the year. This year the way these edges are getting longer to work, it affects the working of other projects. From last week, this thought has entered the mind and wouldn’t go away. May be for the rest of the challenge, I may follow the same idea of last year. The links for these two edges are here.

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WIPW64-RPW85,85

Drawing the borders from earlier drawn kutchwork borders appears to inspire ideas for more combinations. These are drawn on paper to be copied later.

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WIPW65-kutchborders3

Another colour thread was started on the ethnic Indian borders. Along with the randjes and slow movement on these borders, it seems as if the progress during the week was not much.

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IPW65-blugreenpatiala4

This whole week I have been working on Randje per week 2015 cross stitch challenge. The link for this site is here. The borders were big, so were time consuming. Border# 81 was the last one on the third sampler.

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WIPW64-RPW81

This year the samplers are not long as it was in 2014. it is an ideal way to work on more colour options. Starting with the new colour scheme the border # 82.

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WIPW64-RPW82

This week’s borders are also time consuming. Borders 83,84.

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WIPW64-RPW83,84

After working on these borders till today, the embroidery on blue tunic was not even noticed. No progress report there. In the evenings some more ideas of kutch borders were drawn on centimeter graph sheets. 3 pages of small borders are completed.

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WIPW64-kutchwork borders2