Friday, April 6, 2012

Chikan Embroidery

Completed lesson 5 of my on-line Chikan Embroidery class over at Artistic Fingers (see link on sidebar to learn and see more).



Below is the first part on the two leaf shapes at the center of photo. This shape started as a Stem Stitch (Rahet), leading into the Blanket Stitch (Kaj). On the inside edges of the Blanket Stitch is the Back Stitch (Pashni) and filling in the center of the two leaves is the Running Stitch (Tepchi).




The next portion is the wavy line in the center which leads down to the triangle shape at the bottom. The wavy line is a Interlaced or Laced Running Stitch (Tepchi Pechni). Basically you start with a Running Stitch and then lace it, weaving in and out through the stitches, alternating direction through which you weave.



The triangle shape is then stitched with the Double Back Stitch (Bakhya or Bakhiya or Bakhia). The very bottom of the triangle shape is Back Stitch (Pashni)


The names in parenthesis is the Indian name of the stitch. I am absolutely loving the softness of this project. Thanks Anita!

11 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

I too am loving this project. The stitching is soothing and now that I have completed more it is showing the shadowing a bit better. Yours is lovely! Have a good Easter weekend!
Deb

Nana said...

Very, very pretty and such a fine work.

Nana from Germany

Anita said...

Connie, It's very neat and come out so well..I'm glad that you are enjoying this class.Have a happy weekend!

Createology said...

Your Chikan Embroidery is beautiful. I love the softness of the white stitching on the pale pink. Easter blessings...

RajiSaj said...

Very Good work... keep going..

Daniela said...

Beautiful work! Happy Easter!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

This is coming along very nicely Connie!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I was trying to think of a good descriptive word for this work and then came to 'softness' - perfect description! I can't tell what type of fabric you are using, but the overall effect is definitely soft and fragile.

magpiestitcher said...

That's truly pretty, and your stitching is very even. Yes, 'soft' is a good way to describe this whole style of embroidery; it just wouldn't *work* in canvas and wool!

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Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Thanks so much for all the nice comments. Now I need to do something useful with it.