Today I am here to show you my latest finish in kasuti embroidery. It is made for custom order. My co-sisters colleague gave her a self print material and the pattern for neck. This is the first time I am making a customized neck pattern and I found it a bit challenging because, the pattern which I had with is a diamond shaped motif. But she wants it in a square shape. So I drew it again in a graph paper. The kasuti net which I am having is of larger count and the motif doesn't look good after embroidering it. So I drew the whole pattern in a graph paper and then transferred it to the fabric with red carbon paper. After that stitching becomes easy coz I don't want to remember the forward and return passes in the design.
I am not satisfied with this embroidery because the embroidery is not prominent in the printed fabric. But she wants it to be simple as such and she selected the green color. I was not able to take a decent shot of the embroidery. These are some better snaps.
This the neck part which extends till waist.
This is a bigger motif in the front border. I worked three such motifs for the border.
This is the motif which I have worked for the sleeves and neck. For sleeves I have worked four such motifs and seven motifs for neck part.
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Thread used: Anchor no.189
No of strands: 3
Design from : Mridulas design book
Out of 4 order I have completed 3 and I am off to start the fourth one which is again kasuti embroidery project. Fabric, design and threads everything is ready. I will be starting it this week.
Also before christmas I am planning to do one kurti for myself. But I am in a great confusion in selecting the design. Disadvantage of having design books in hand.
Also, a simple cross stitch and a crochet project is also in WIP basket. They are for christmas. So I will be back with another FO. Till then, have a happy time with needle n thread.