This chanderi fabric either in cotton or silk is available in Chennai, as running materials or sarees or dupattas or stoles. The patterns and colours are pleasing to the eyes. the cream printed fabric is chanderi silk.

crblchanderi-fabric

crblchanderi-fabric

The embroidery design was a small border to be worked in chain stitch. I am used to working with mirrors. We get numerous borders worked with mirror like discs which are light weight and can be attached to the fabric with silk threads. This design was inspired by a design on an antique pattern book.

crblchanderi-pattern

crblchanderi-pattern

Started the project with chain stitch in metallic gold thread.

cblchanderi-1

cblchanderi-1

Two chain stitch rows and the small triangular shape fillings in herringbone stitches were worked with red fine silk thread.

crblchanderi-2

crblchanderi-2

Another chain stitch outline and leaf stitches were worked with cream colour anchor skein.

crblchanderi-3

crblchanderi-3

Generally these discs are held with glue and the securing stitches are worked around the edge. Instead of using the glue the disc was held tightly to work the securing stitch in red fine silk thread. It did not pose a problem in this case.

crblchanderi-4

crblchanderi-4

Some gold beads were then attached to this embroidered piece.

crblchanderi-5

crblchanderi-5

The tunic

cream black chanderi silk tunic

cream black chanderi silk tunic

The tailor did a neat job. The detail-

crblchanderi-detail

crblchanderi-detail

A cream cotton fabric was used for lining this tunic.

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This is last post on the details of this sequined yoke.
The thread embroidery is completed.now for the stones , beads and sequins.
Leaves- Small antique beads were worked around the fly stitch on the leaves.

m s yoke-leaf beads closeup

Stones-the stones were placed inside the central motif between the fly stitches.
Sequined circles- flower shaped sequins were stitched to the centre with a bead,and five antique gold beads were stitched around the sequin, this bead pattern is worked all over the circles and border.

m s yoke- sequined circles

After working with the central motif, the border- a line of antique golden beads, between the chain stitches, the scallops were worked with the same bead pattern[circle] fixed with red beads.

ms yoke completed 1

Full yoke is not seen here,another closeup-

m s yoke completed 2

The completed yoke was placed over the tunic fabric.

m s yoke -yoke on tunic

I gave the yoke and the tunic fabric to the tailor. And it came back like this-

m s yoke tunic completed

I enjoyed working on this yoke, especially the sequins and beads part. I also feel that if the tunic fabric was plain one, it would have looked better.

The embroidery details of this maroon yoke are continued here.
The colours used for this embroidery are chosen from the tunic fabric,
The next colour was green mettalic thread, this was used for enhancing the leaf patterns, the stem stitches are worked inside the leaf borders . it is not clearly visible.
I forgot to take a picture after working with this thread, so this picture is while working with the beige thread.

maroon sequin yoke-WIP4

a close up of the mettalic green thread working-

maroon sequin yoke- mettalic thread closeup

The next colour is beige.the stitches worked with this colour are –
Back stitch for the border, scallops,circles[ into which, sequins were added], diamond shape. The fly stitch for the inner part of the leaf. And a line of chain stitch for the centre pattern.

maroon sequin yoke WIP5

More details on my next post.

I am posting the details of a sequined yoke for a paisley printed tunic.
The pattern is worked with a combination of embroidery stitches.
After working with dark green thread, I added another shade of green . stem stitch, satin stitch and feather stitches are worked with this thread.

maroon sequin yoke-WIP2

Then I moved on to another colour, golden yellow, with this thread, two outlines are worked in chain stitch. And a small satin stitch is worked on the central diamond shape.

maroon sequin yoke-WIP4

Continuing with the details on my next post.

I had some sequins and beads in antique gold, which I wanted to use for a yoke pattern.
After picking up this tunic fabric , thought a maroon colour  fabric will work as yoke for this.

maroon sequin yoke-tunic fabric

The inspiration for this was from seeing some old ornament patterns.
With maroon colour for yoke, the colours for the embroidery was chosen from the tunic paisley print. It started with a medium sized motif for the centre-

maroon sequin yoke wip1

Started with green colour cotton skein, stem stitch and fly stitch are seen here.
Further details on my next post