There was no work in progress on SSS challenge this week. Thorn stitch might be started today. The details of finished samplers re waiting to be posted.
Thorn stitch looks easy. Rambler rose stitch needs to be practiced. Moss stitch needs to be learnt first.
Projects
Red striped tunic
Most of the time was spent on working on this tunic. The open chain stitches on leaves was completed. Outlining and filling the space on the border  with metallic thread was started.
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Mustard yellow and copper tunic
After working on the leaves of the red tunic, got bored and started some fly stitch variation on this mustard yellow tunic.
WIPW153-muscopt-2
This tunic is already sewn by the tailor. Ideal project for work when feeling bored. The idea can be contemplated at one time, it can be implemented at another time and can also be shelved for some time.
Green yellow ikat tunic
Worked some open chain stitch inside the buttonhole stitch circle and chain stitch along the outline on this project.
WIPW153-yelgreenikat
The progress during this week was initially repetitive, then slowed down to some scattered stitches and moved on to some development of design.

 

This weekly challenge keeps me in line in working my projects. to see the projects of others visit Pintangle.

I was working on my TAST piece till yesterday morning which did not allow me to work on other things. After a satisfying finish, I worked a little on the hussif. The floral spray is worked with rope stitch stems and straight stitch flowers.

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12.wipwednesdays-fs6

It was easier to choose the seam- twisted lattice band, but I need to practice this stitch, which is next week’s project.

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12.wipwednesdays-s6

The hussif looks like this now-

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12.wipwednesdays-hussif1

I was designing borders [with mirrors] for a tunic. The tunic colour is yellow [mango colour]. The borders are worked in green [the salwar colour] fabric. Both these fabrics are handloom cotton.
A curve pattern was chosen and drawn with provision for round mirrors .Though the design itself may have been greek or Italian, mirrors will turn it into ethnic Indian design. I had seen mirror work borders which can be used for different purposes in shops. I using the same idea and working these borders for sleeves and tunic front. The space below the neck will have geometric kutchwork pattern.
I have started with the main yellow. The curves are worked in herringbone filling. lots of repetitive work to do. Sigh!

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12.wipwednesdays-ytunic1

I completed this 6 inches by 6 inches square woven trellis stitch piece.

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25.119.woven trellis stitch-2

The last few details. A satin ribbon was couched[?] with woven squares. This was an experiment to see the ribbon and the woven squares has a filling treatment. The edges were fixed with woven trellis too. I used shaded yellow perle cotton for weaving.

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25.119.woven tst-15

This flower has woven trellis and its inverse worked together with cross stitch centre.

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25.119.woven tst-16

A lace flower with violet glass beads was fixed with eight woven trellis stitches. I thought it wouldn’t be possible to use loop for this, but it was possible and easier to work with loop.

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25.119.woven tst-17

I also tried two woven stitches on this paisley design. the top was woven with metallic thread.

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25.119.woven tst-18

It was not easy to work with stranded floss. With my scant collection of perle threads, I can’t experiment with colours.

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25.119..woven trellis stitch-1

I had seen a part of an embroidery on pinterest, where a shape was filled with florals and leaves. This gave me an idea to work this piece. Since I wanted to try this stitch as a linear stitch, as filling and worked over satin ribbon, these were also incorporated in to this. I was able to bring paisley design into this exercise, which might be used for some future project.

Some flowers that were worked today. Woven trellis stitch is worked in yellow and medium violet in this flower, with buttonhole and herringbone stitches.

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25.119.woven tst-6

An extra stitch was added to each side of the petal and woven trellis was worked on them. Three rows of chain stitches were worked in various shades of yellow.

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25.119.woven tst-7

After working the satin stitches in yellow, the woven trellis was outlined with metallic thread.

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25.119.woven tst-8

Woven trellis stitches worked between cretan stitch row here.

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25.119.woven tst-9

Woven trellis stitches around woven wheel in yellow.

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25.119.woven tst-10

Algerian eye is in the centre, bullion knots are worked along with woven trellis for this flower.

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25.119.woven tst-11

The centre is french knots, woven trellis in two shades of violet with fly stitches.

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25.119.woven tst 12

Three woven trellis petals with long tailed chains and straight stitches make this flower.

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25.119.woven tst-13

The woven trellis are inverted here with woven cross in the centre and pistil stitches in antique violet.

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25.119.woven tst-14

Back to work on this piece now.

I worked some flowers with woven trellis stitch and other stitches. The woven trellis is worked in two shades of violet. Stem stitch, buttonhole and detached chains are worked in yellow, violet and yellow silk thread respectively.

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25.119.woven tst-3

I did not work the detached chains in the centre of this flower properly. Woven trellis is worked in antique violet and the Vandyke stitches are worked between them in dark violet.

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25.119.woven tst-4

This flower is a combination of woven trellis with long tailed chain in light violet perle thread.

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25.119.woven tst-5

The basic idea is, to fill the paisley design with these flowers.

I have settled down on one idea to work the variations of woven trellis stitch this week. It is 6 by 6 inches block. This stitch is to be worked on this piece in this week. I am fond of paisleys, so the main theme is a paisley. I am intending to share my progress on this piece here. I have another tunic project which I need to start, so it may be slow.
I started working this stitch on herringbone stitch with straight stitches in between.

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25.119.woventst-1a

Zigzag chain stitch was worked over this.

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25.119.woventst-1b

The working of this stitch is on SharonB ’s Pintangle. This was the 27th week stitch on TAST 2010 challenge. I had worked the samples but did not post the pictures then.
I started with working motifs.

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25.119.27.woven trellis-1

After this, this stitch was worked in lines in this part of the sampler. Single stitches, set of two, three and four stitches together were arranged to form these lines.

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25.119.woven trellis-2

Stitch combinations, beads were worked in this part of the sampler.

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25.119.woven trellis-3

Now I have to start pondering on some ideas of working this stitch on this challenge. Working this stitch does take time.