SSS challenge
40th week Du Vos stitch was used for simple outlining on a tunic. Some samples of thorn stitch was worked as band on matti cloth. I am not spending as much time on exploring these challenge stitches as I should. It is so easy to lose time on the vast ideas on the net and day dreaming about them. It would definitely help to get out of the habit of downloading ideas.
Projects
Green yellow ikat tunic
The work on mirror mandalas for this green yellow ikat tunic was completed.
WIPW155-yelgreenikat-5
Blue grey ikat tunic
After drawing and tracing the design for neck and sleeves on the blue fabric, embroidery was started yesterday with herring bone filling in pink thread.
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The ikat weave on mercerized cotton is a good choice for attire.

 

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Have to confess that there was no progress on SSS challenge. Valuable time which can be used for working this challenge stitches is kidnapped by net browsing with the excuse of looking for new embroidery ideas. It is enjoyable pastime for now. Have to keep it in check before it leads to addiction.
Projects
The embroidery for red striped tunic was completed and it is with the tailor now.
Green yellow ikat tunic
Some more progress has been made on this mirror mandala embellishment project. Hoping to complete it tomorrow.
WIPW154-yelgreenikat-4
Blue grey ikat tunic
This is the next project waiting to be started. The tunic set fabric is mercerized cotton. My love for woven ikat fabric continues. The salwar is also mercerized cotton in grey. The idea is to work the embroidery on neck and sleeves on this blue fabric on the right.
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This is an inspiration from a tunic which had floral printed border on its neck. The fabric and the design were different.

 

In this project the embroidery was worked on a ready to wear tunic. The tunic was bought at a shop-FabIndia- which specializes on Indian handloom ethnic wear. The tussar silk stole with metallic block print-

greentussar-duppata

greentussar-duppata

A tussar silk tunic to match this stole-

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greetussar-1

A traditional Indian pattern-

greetussar- pattern

greetussar- pattern

The threads were fine silk, cotton skeins and metallic gold. Started the embroidery with medium blue silk thread- chain stitch and herringbone.

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greetussar-2

Darker blue silk thread for inner row of chain stitch and double herringbone filling.

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greetussar-3

Green cotton skein for chain stitch on stem, leaf stitch.

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greetussar-4

White silk thread used for chain stitch.

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greetussar-5

Finally chain stitch embellishing was done with gold metallic thread.

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greetussar-6

Detail-

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greetussar-7

These Indian stoles[ dupattas] are quite long- 2.5 metres. They need to be worn over both shoulders, otherwise we’ll be sweeping the ground stylishly! This embroidery was worked in the centre just below the neck, where it can be seen. A small motif with all the colours on the duppata seemed ideal. This pattern works well for Aari work too.

Added later-

Queenie requested to see the embroidered tunic with dupatta.

The embroidered tunic with dupatta-

Greetussar-8

Greetussar-8

When the dupatta worn over both shoulders

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greetussar-9

I use these plastic loops for embroidery. Remove them when they are not in use.

embroidery loops

embroidery loops

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.

25.119.woven tst-15

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.

25.119..woven trellis stitch-1

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.

25.119.woven tst-6

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.

25.119.woven tst-7

25.119.woven tst-7

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

25.119.woven tst-8

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.

25.119.woven tst-13

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.

25.119.woven tst-3

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.

25.119.woven tst-4

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