The Randje per week 2016 sampler chart has a border with letter ’Z’. It was completed on Saturday.
Kutchwork Cream tunic with kalamkari patch
After working another motif on this project, some simple kutchwork squares were worked in cream thread.

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Pink border tunic
The kutchwork borders were worked during the week. And decision was made not to add any embellishments on this project.

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WIPW99-pinboderkutch-3

Mirror work
Today I have started stitching the mirrors around the neck of the blue/ white block printed tunic. Yet to take the picture. It is quite hard to push and pull the needle through the 1 inch border.
The beige tunic was picked up with markings. The working on the embroidery will start after tracing the design.
Kantha work
This project is in the designing stage. The fabrics are maroon striped mangalagiri cotton and ikat cotton. The tunic is the combination of these two fabrics. Simple kantha designs are being screened now.

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WIPW99-marblaikatkantha-1

The randje per week challenge chart of the week was completed on Saturday. The TAST challenge break will last till 16th August.
Kutchwork Cream tunic with kalamkari patch
Another motif was completed during this week. The pattern is such that, the working on each motif is continuous. Actually I started my kutchwork lesson with the simplest version of this motif. Though it is repetitive, it is also relaxing. But have decided to work one motif per week.

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WIPW98-crkalamkaripatkutch-5

Pink kutch border tunic
This week, another tunic which was sewn earlier took my fancy. So yesterday, a small kutch work border was started below the woven border. Will there be any embellishments such as mirrors or beads? This is still undecided. Thought will go with the flow of the work and decide later.

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WIPW98-pinborderkutch-2

The other kutch work border on green fabric was ignored this week.
There was a kasuti embroidery pattern which gave rise to an idea of a kutchwork pattern. The possibilities are being explored.
Mirror work
The block printed white fabric was picked up from the tailor. It has blue borders around the neck and sleeves. I am happy with his work. The size of the mirror needs to be chosen.
The beige fabric is given to the tailor for marking. The design for sleeves and tunic front was drawn on graph paper. This may not be a small project, with 172 mirrors. Implementing to work a small project seems moving further away.

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The Randje per week 2016 chart was completed on Saturday. SharonB has announced a break of 4 weeks on TAST challenge. The next challenge stitch will be on 16th August. Though I am not working all the stitches during this challenge, it is nice to see the different possibilities of the stitches created by other members.
There are some blogs which host weekly link of the works in progress. We can link our blog weekly to that post. It is interesting and motivating to see the works of other people. These links are more for quilters. This is one such blog where we can post our embroidery works too. Super Mom!
Kutchwork Cream tunic with kalamkari patch
I completed two motif patterns on this project. Three more to go in the first phase.

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WIPW97-crkalamkaripatkutch-4

Sometimes while browsing for inspiration, the choices are so many that even after completing a project a longing is there to improvise. This time, while looking at the design for sleeves for this tunic project, an urge to add another design element came to mind. So some changes were made. Hoping to control these urges, at this rate, none of the projects will get completed, and even if they do, the satisfaction may not be there.
White tunic with majenta kutchwork on green
Keeping aside the brown piece for a while, the kutchwork on this green fabric was started. Yes it is the same green fabric from the chikan work tunic. This is continuous border design for sleeves.

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WIPW97-whgremajekutch-2

Gota patti
This is my friend’s tunic project. The design was completed during this week. And my friend traced them on to the fabric.
Mirror work
While looking for inspiration from this book ’3,000 decorative patterns of the Ancient World’ a small geometrical design seemed apt for a mirror work embroidery. The fabric is hand loom cotton.

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WIPW97-beigemirt-1

This is another soft cotton block printed fabric. The tunic design is to create a combo with this fabric and another white block printed fabric. It is with the tailor, the mirror work embroidery around the neck will commence after that. The main idea is to work a small project, all other projects are time consuming

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WIPW97-blwhcombo-1

This week’s randje per week was completed on Saturday without much fuss. I was feeling tired looking and working at the charts. This week, taking small breaks helped. This week’s TAST 2016 has two stitches- looped cretan stitch and the beaded version. The link to the samples was posted on FB group page.
Lemon green chikan work tunic was completed this week. It’ll go to the tailor during this week for sewing. The embroidery details and pattern will be posted on this blog after the tunic is sewn.
Kutchwork Cream tunic with kalamkari patch
I have five motif repeats to work on this project. This is a part of the motif. This will be big project in two phases.

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They all are to be worked in three strands of the same red colour anchor skein.
Still in the process of drawing a yoke and sleeves border for gota patti work for my friend.
This week the Marash embroidery designs were more in mind than in actual paper. Sometimes, they are about using the old Marash embroidery seen on pinterest, and at other times they are about adapting other forms of embroidery to this interlacing stitch. At this time, mind seems amazed at the different possibilities. Hoping for a more productive work during this week.

The randje per week challenge was completed on Saturday. This week’s TAST challenge has two stitches. The pintangle link is here. These were also worked in earlier TAST challenge.
Lemon green chikan tunic
Some more progress was made this week on this lemon green tunic. Four strands of anchor white skein are used to work the stitches. This lemon green cotton fabric is ideal to work on.

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WIPW95-lemgrechik-5

Kutchwork Cream tunic with kalamkari patch
This project is enticing me to work on it. Giving in to the temptation, just started on this motif with three strands of red thread.

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Holidays for Ramadhan started yesterday. My friends are busy. Their projects are yet to be started. My tailor also needs a break during this period. The brown combo tunic was sewn very well. I had an idea of a strip of the block printed fabric to be used for sleeve borders. Which the tailor forgot. The plain edge gives an unfinished look.

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WIPW92-yelcombo-3

The pink border tunic also needs to be embroidered. This week can be used for taking care of these two works.

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WIPW90-pinbordert-1

Along with the works in progress, some ideas for embroidery are also passing through the mind. I really need to put those ideas on a book before they vanish into thin air. Not all tunics are suitable for Marash embroidery. A Kantha work and a mirror work are waiting for some apt designs.

The RPW 2016 challenge could be completed on Saturday itself.

The link to the posts related to knotted feather stitch, this week’s  stitch on TAST  challenge, which was worked in 2013 was added to the TAST FB group .
Lemon green chikan tunic
A small motif in the centre is being worked first. I would like to share a tip which I used to copy the design on the green fabric. The white and yellow carbons were too light to be used on green. Red carbon would leave lots red and working with white thread, red was clearly out of question. After darkening the design with black pen, when the green fabric was positioned onto the design, the fabric being semi see-through, it was easier to draw on the fabric with a pencil. This design being chikan work/ shadow work also helped. The whole pattern was drawn on the wrong side of the fabric.

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WIPW94-lemgrechik-4

Marash embroidery
Marash embroidery on cream tunic with kalamkari patch. After working for some time on chikan embroidery. The Kutch/ Marash embroidery motifs were copied on to the brown fabric. It definitely took a while to complete this work. This is the first phase. After working the embroidery on the brown fabric, this embroidered piece, the cream tunic fabric and the kalamkari fabric patch will be given to the tailor, who would have to mark the neck and the sleeves on the cream fabric. Then the second phase will start. A small teaser of the Kutch/Marash design for this tunic.

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WIPW94-crekalamkaripatkutch-2

The drawing of borders on sleeves and the tunic front  on 2mm  graph paper was completed for this white printed tunic. The idea is to work embroidery on green fabric with this thread.

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WIPW94-whigremajekutch-1

Other projects
Two of my friends are interested in hand embroidery. Some embroidery design engineering was in progress this week for their respective projects. More details next week.

The RPW 2016 weekly chart was completed on Saturday evening. This week’s TAST challenge is chained cross stitch. The link to the samples are posted on FB TAST group page.
Yellow combo tunic.
Small round mirrors were attached to the embroidery on this tunic and is ready to go to the tailor.
Lemon green chikan tunic
The sleeves on the lemon green tunic was worked on the wrong side with closed herringbone stitch. I am working on the neckline now. The next stage is  work on the pattern below the neck,

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WIPW93-lemgrechik-3

Marash embroidery
Drawing was completed for the first project. The three part design is for a cream tunic with the hemline in brown fabric and a kalamkari patch. The first part which is the hemline, is to work on the brown fabric, the other two parts are for the tunic front and sleeves.

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WIPW93-crekalamkaripatkutch-1

The drawing for the next project consist of borders on sleeves and tunic front. More details on the next post.