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« on: February 21, 2012 10:57:47 AM »

Hi all,

I am just awestruck by all the beautiful creations that are posted here! and I just wanted to share 2 images of a silk embroidery project! This was done by my aunt. She has used cotton threads on silk saree!





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Megha

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012 12:24:18 PM »

That is so beautiful. How did she do it? Is it hard to work on silk? I need details!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012 12:44:03 PM »

Oh my gosh...it's gorgeous!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012 05:36:26 PM »

That is beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012 06:52:02 PM »

@kittykill, so for missing out the details! Here they are:

The fabric is 6 meters of creme-colored raw silk fabric purchased the Karnataka Silks Industries, Bangalore. The threads are stranded cotton marketed in India under the brand Anchor Coats.

We didn't pre-wash the fabric before embroidery as this fabric needs special dry cleaning! and also we were desperate to start. We traced out the design using yellow carbon paper. This process was tedious to covering the borders for 6 meter long fabric. Now entered our Aunt who has tremendous amount of patience. She did this embroidery with hands.. no machines involved. Stitched used were satin, stem and chain.

While working with this kind of fabric, the most difficult thing is to maintain the tension of the embroidery thread. Pulling it too hard puckers the fabric while pulling too loose will make the stitch look bad. Between me, my cousin and my aunt we took a month or so to finish this sari.



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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012 08:07:08 AM »

Wow! That is so amazing! It's a family affair! Thanks for the info- I didn't even think about the washing aspect of it. The puckering would be such a pain to deal with.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012 07:45:04 AM »

Gorgeous! You, your cousin and your aunt should be very proud--the tension looks perfect. I don't see any puckering at all, which must be so difficult on such a delicate piece! Is the embroidery done in hand? Or did you use a hoop or frame to hold it steady?
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staygoldforever
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012 10:50:11 AM »

Hi GrumpasaurusRex, we used the hoop to hold the fabric!

Thnx for your comments!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012 02:05:57 PM »

very beautiful
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aisibi
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012 02:06:33 AM »

I would have taken a year to do something like this and lost interest half way through! Lovely, elegant and hats off to your patience!
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