Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chikan - Lesson 4 Completed

I never realized how difficult it was to maintain consistency in color in photographs of stitchery and especially in getting the pink right. This photo is pretty close. When I get the pink right, the white is tinted :-( I guess my next class should be still life photography. Anyway, back on topic...


I finished lesson 4 of Chikan embroidery. We did the Whipped Back Stitch (Pashni), Detached Chain Stitch Variation (Phanda) and the Roman Stitch (Banarsi). The names in parenthesis are the corresponding Indian names of the stitches. Don't ask me how to pronounce any of them. Below is what my stitching looks like so far with a light coming through.



Any of you that know me know how I love lace and the more stitching I add to this the more it has the feel of lace. It looks and feels very delicate.


Anita will soon be offering this free class again. To find out the details visit her BLOG or click on the link on my sidebar.

6 comments:

Doni said...

Wow that's lovely! I'm enchanted now to say the very least...I must have some more exposure to this type of stitching. Making my own lace!!! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work. I can't wait to see what the finish will look like!
Blessings, Doni

Createology said...

This Chikan embroidery is lovely. It is amazingly lacy looking when the shadows show through the light. Your work is stunning. Blissful Stitching...

Mamabill said...

What is this? Its so beautiful. I need to know more about this type of stitching.

jenclair said...

Oh, my gosh! This is just gorgeous, Connie!

nancie said...

How fast u finished this!! Excellent job connie

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wow! I've gotten behind in my blog reading and am very glad I didn't miss seeing this. Sure do wish I had been able to join into this class. Your work is lovely!!