The working of this stitch is on Pintangle.
This is also a simple stitch with lots of possibilities. In this piece I did not do much of experiments. An element of a traditional Indian design was chosen to work this stitch.

36.130.double lock stitch1

36.130.double lock stitch1

An outline with whipped and laced buttonhole stitch was also tried on this piece. It was started with buttonhole and straight stitches.

36.130dlockst-1

36.130dlockst-1

Straight lines were stitched to work the double lock stitch.

36.130.dlockst-2

36.130.dlockst-2

The side motif with two versions of double lock stitch worked in variegated perle cotton # 5.

36.130.dlockst-3

36.130.dlockst-3

Double lock stitch and some textured stitches inside the paisley.

36.130.dlockst-4

36.130.dlockst-4

Trials of alternating whipping and lacing. The first one on the left was chosen to work this piece.

36.130.sample outline

36.130.sample outline

The final result.

36.130.double lock stitch2

36.130.double lock stitch2

This pattern was not ideal to work variations of double lock stitch. But working on this, helped in experimenting a new way to work this buttonhole stitch outline. The lock stitch was instrumental in bringing out this idea, I suppose.

This post motivates me to work on projects that would otherwise would become UFOs. Visit pintangle  to see how others have made progress on their projects.
I am currently working on a tunic, which was completed and has been given to the tailor. The mirrors have helped in taking the attention from the white thread. Initially it was not in the plan to use these bright colours, later felt this tunic would be very dull even with the embroidery and brought out the colours.

11.wipwednesdays-lgreentunic3

11.wipwednesdays-lgreentunic3

The stitch on TAST challenge this week is woven trellis. I had worked this stitch sampler on previous challenge. And yet to start on working on it this week. I was also looking for some leaf stitch other than detached chain on my crazy quilted hussif.
I used this stitch on the seam along with stem stitch with two colours and metallic thread. As Sharon suggested, this polyester thread does not bring out the beauty of the stitch.

11.wipwednesdays-hussif1-seam5

11.wipwednesdays-hussif1-seam5

I wanted to work this stitch on feather stitch. Straight stitches were worked on feather stitches.

11.wednesdays-hussif1.fspray5a

11.wednesdays-hussif1.fspray5a

Woven trellis stitches were worked on these after that. The flowers are worked with oyster stitch and french knots were added to the base.

11.wipwednesdays-hussif1- fspray5

11.wipwednesdays-hussif1- fspray5

I have drawn a pattern for embroidery on tunic. It also has mirror worked borders, a simple border to incorporate the mirrors was also drawn this week. Now eager to see what others have been working on this week.

I like working Indian ethnic embroidery on traditional Indian designs. The motifs are ideal for working zardosi work, chikan work, kantha work, Kashmiri work. I worked zardosi embroidery on this tunic. The pattern-

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic-pattern

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic-pattern

Cotton skeins were used to work the embroidery. Stitches worked were, stem, chain and french knots.

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic- embroidery

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic- embroidery

After attaching the zardosi beads and stones-

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic- zardosi work

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic- zardosi work

Yoke detail on tunic-

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic

I wear a salwar on deep violet [same as the yoke fabric] with this tunic. A synthetic crepe dupatta in violet completes the outfit.
The fabric and print did not require any embroidery. when I was in a mood for some zardosi work, this tunic got hit!

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic

cream violet crepe zardosi tunic

The colour of this georgette fabric is a mixture of maroon and dark blue. Because of this it looks like violet. But the colour varies under different lights. It  has zari dots all over. I felt, to embellish this tunic, metallic gold was vital. Instead of working with it, the yoke fabric was itself gold colour satin fabric.
 

maroon blue georgette tunic

maroon blue georgette tunic

A simple traditional Indian pattern was drawn for this embroidery.
 

maroon blue georgette tunic-yoke

maroon blue georgette tunic-yoke

The yoke pattern-
 

maroon blue georgette tunic-yoke pattern

maroon blue georgette tunic-yoke pattern

The sleeves-
 

maroon blue georgette tunic-sleeves

maroon blue georgette tunic-sleeves

The simple pattern of scallops-
 

maroon blue georgette tunic-sleeve pattern

maroon blue georgette tunic-sleeve pattern

On reflection, I could have refrained from using the dark pink beads. They are too big for this work with silk threads. They are really popping out of the embroidery. It was done in the last leg, when I was keen to finish the work, rather than search for other suitable embellishments. This tunic being quite festive looking, maybe I can wear a net dupatta [scarf] to subdue the effect.  And I learnt a lesson.

The red crepe stole which has very large printed paisleys with decorative borders.

man crepe stole

man crepe stole

The neckline was part of the embroidery pattern for the centre. The florals had spaces to work the red stones. Silk threads red metallic threads were used for the embroidery. Cotton skeins were used to attach the stones and zardosi beads.

mantunic-pat

mantunic-pat

The embroidered yoke-
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The embroidery was worked on yellow silk cotton fabric. These embroidered pieces were later attached to the tunic[by the tailor, ofcourse!]. the completed tunic with the stole

mango tunic with stloe

mango tunic with stloe

I had this crepe stole with traditional Indian design printed all over it. It has many colours, but red was the background colour. It suited well with t-shirts, plain tunics.
Last year I saw this chiffon fabric. It had both orange and yellow shades on it. Because it looks like a well ripened mango, it is often called mango colour. These kind of colour combinations are quite common on silks[kanjeevaram].the most popular are-
Peacock neck[blue/green],tender mango leaf[maroon and green], fenugreek[golden yellow/red],onion[dark pink/cream],berry[nagapazham-violet /brown].
From this point of view, this tunic colour is mango.
A packet of red stones also was waiting to be used. A traditional Indian pattern was drawn for the yoke. A simple border, where these stones could be incorporated was drawn for the sleeves.
The pattern for sleeves-

mantunic-slpat

mantunic-slpat

The embroidery was worked with red silk and metallic threads.

man tunic-sleeves

man tunic-sleeves

After working with the green and golden colour thread, I proceeded with pink thread.
All the flower outlining were in stem stitch with pink thread. For the centre, chain stitches were worked in pink thread.
I don’t have the pictures of the work in progress. Once the embroidery was completed , I started with the beads- the beads used were medium sized round pink beads and oval pink beads. A pink stone was stitched to the centre. The petals were filled with pink zardosi beads.
The yoke detail-

black&pink yoke- detail

The completed yoke-

black &pink yoke-completed

When my nephew saw the yoke like this, he said it looked like a cow[the neckline looked like horns for him!] LOL!