One project was completed and two projects are progressing slowly during this week.
The embroidery and bead embellishment on the centre piece of the red chanderi tunic was completed. I had seen some collections by the designer Sabyasachi Mukerjee. His bridal collections of sarees and lehangas are heavily embellished with sequins and beads. The embellishing part of this project was inspired by this collection.

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WIPW60-redchant-6

Working on this piece did not sanction much time for sampler book project. But this project being a long term one was supposed to progress on a slow pace. Progress made during this week.

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WIPW60-ESBP-2

After pondering over this sampler book idea for some time has given rise to another sampler book idea on black work embroidery. I have some matti cloth bought in India which is not ideal for any cross stitch or black work projects. I have used them for working TAST samplers. Marking squares with pencil on this cloth was started yesterday.

WIPW60-BWSB

WIPW60-BWSB

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A little progress was made on this yoke for red chanderi tunic.

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WIPW59-redchant-5

The chain stitches and straight stitches were worked in fine silk thread. The first page on the embroidery sampler book was completed during this week.

WIPW50-embrodiery sampler book page-1

WIPW50-embrodiery sampler book page-1

It is interesting to work these few stitches on this page. Certain details can be taken further. Seven eight details were worked on the first page. I started on the second page yesterday.

This past week was pretty exciting on embroidery workwise. The embroidery on chanderi tunic was done up to this point. More chain stitches were worked in dark brown thread

WIPW58-redchant-4

WIPW58-redchant-4

I have started working on the first page of the fabric sampler book. It is harder to work than I had anticipated. The idea to stitch the book in this manner seems good. The embroidery ideas are chosen from samples which were interesting for me. This is exciting. But it is not so easy to decode the stitches that are used on these samples. It takes time. So, they are worked spaced with exploring other ideas. The TAST stitches also are experimented in this sampler. With all the inspiration from the facebook page, it is very stimulating to work on these stitches. The posts on this stitch sampler are here.