Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chikan Embroidery SAL, Lesson 6 Completed

I thought I might get tired of working on this same piece for so long, but I look forward to each week's lesson. I hope you aren't getting tired of seeing it. Here is my progress so far with lesson 6 just completed.

Below is a closeup. The four small leaves at the top are Satin Stitch Variation (Gol murri is the Indian name for this stitch). Each is outlined first with a running stitch before doing the Satin Stitch Variation which is done at an angle on each leaf.

The second stitch for this week is the Straight Stitch Variation (Chikna Phanda). This is shown on either side of the upside down heart and follows the Stem Stitch flowing down from the two leaves we did last week. They are meant to look like little leaves. I hope I accomplished the look. I did enjoy this stitch a lot and will definitely use it again. It required the use of six strands of floss which I am not used to.


I probably shouldn't show the backside, but here it is.



This is the front with the daylight and some lamplight coming through.



A little closer look.



I welcome your comments. Also, in case you are new here, there is a link to Anita's blog Artistic Fingers on my sidebar. You can visit her to learn more about this form of embroidery and to let her know whether you are interested in taking her free online SAL (stitch along) class.

13 comments:

Marjolein said...

This is very pretty and delicate!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wow - the backside looks just as good as the front!

shirley said...

wow this is just gorgeous.

Marie Costa said...

Amazing, it looks incredible. I wanted to join this project but I just didn't have enough time. I'd like to try this technique though.

Suztats said...

It's looking wonderful! I've fallen behind with Easter company......I'll have to catch up.

Anita said...

wow!It's looking wonderful.

deanna7trees said...

you did a great job.

jenclair said...

Gorgeous! Delicate and beautifully detailed work, Connie.

Lyn Warner said...

I am so enjoying watching the project develop with each week's stitching you add. It's beautiful! I have started mine but have not had much stitching time with family visiting.

scarlett clay said...

Amazing! So so lovely! My mother always said you could tell the skill level by looking at the back of the piece...I'd say from that photo you are extremely accomplished!! :)

isseelan said...

Good work and pleasing to eyes. Back of the work is also very neat showing that u r a good embroiderer.
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Judy S. said...

Very beautiful, Connie! The back looks great also. What is the fabric you're using? I'm going to have to read more about chikan embroidery to find out whether the technique for the stitches is different as well as the names. However do you remember those?

RajiSaj said...

wow stunning work...keep going..