The Randje per week2016 chart of the week was completed on Saturday. This week’s TAST stitch is inverted feather stitch. Looking at the earlier worked sampler does not give me much satisfaction, the stitches don’t look good at all. But still the link was posted on the FB group page.
Marash embroidery
Pink kutchwork border on green
Now that the green thread has come into the project last week, I decided to move on to the yoke with the green.



Orange violet combo tunic
The orange fabric on this tunic has woven checks. It is to be left as it is. The embroidery pattern was traced on to the violet fabric.
Mirror work
All the square mirrors were worked on the beige tunic. The last part in this project is the beads. Brown metallic beads were attached on the sleeves.



At this point, there does not seem to be any embroidered tunic fabric ready to be given to the tailor, some fabric which may not require embroidery has to be chosen.

I had bought this ready to wear Patiala with the matching dupatta. A mangalagiri fabric of the base colour of the Patiala is given to the tailor to be sewn.



The length of this light brown yoke is 8 inches and the width is 3.75 inches
Rest of the details of the embroidery-
The two border lines are worked in stem stitch in dark green colour thread.


Small sequins with spikes are added in between the two stem stitched lines on the border. The same sequins are added in between the floral pattern.


The embroidery is completed on this yoke. The close up of the yoke on the tunic.

brown&a.violet tunic-1

The completed tunic with the yoke and the mangalagiri borders. The tailor did a good job.

brown&a.violet tunic-2

I have worn this tunic many times , gives a festive look and being cotton, feels cool and comfortable for the hot and humid climate. With the zari border, gold jewellery makes a good accessory!

The details of the embroidery on this light brown yoke-
With the colour of the tunic fabric and the yoke fabric being very dull, I used a bright pink to enhance the look of the yoke. satin stitches are worked with this thread.


The florals were outlined with chain stitches in metallic thread.


The geometric shapes on the sides are filled with satin stitches in antique violet colour thread and outlined with back stitch in pink colour thread.


The completed yoke and tunic on my next post.

For the maroon tunic with zari border , antique gold beads and sequins were used to embellish the yoke.
Sequins and round beads were used for the centre, and cone shaped beads and round beads were used for the outline.

mar zari tunic-3

The close up of the yoke-

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Sometimes, these gold beads are very useful to embellish a simple outline. This is one such project, where an embroidery may not have the same effect.

This tunic fabric is a maroon or Indian red block printed hand loom cotton. I had a grey mangalagiri fabric with the same maroon zari border. This border was used for the sleeves and the yoke for this maroon tunic .The border and the fabric sewn together looked like this-

mar pri tunic-1

This tunic with this border looked good, with the printed fabric, I felt embroidery will not look attractive enough, so decided to use antique gold beads around the zari yoke.

mar zari tunic-2

The completed tunic on my next post.