I have started a new project---embroidery on a silk saree. I am planning to finish this project as fast as possible, because I am doing this for one of my friends. She wants to wear the saree for a family function next month. This project appears to be a daunting task for me.
The image below shows the border of the saree:
The paisley design is my own creation. I have finished only one paisley (in the image below) out of fifteen.
Fourteen more to do........... :-(
And, here is flower design I am stitching on the pallu (the ornamental end piece of the sari usually draped over the shoulder). I decided to test whether long-and-short stitch works fine on silk, and I am really pleased with the result. In my own experience, I find it very easy to stitch long and short on silk than on cotton or georgette. Since I have less time, I didn't use split stitch for the corners of the petals.
I got the design for the pallu from a book I bought at a local embroidery shop. I will post the design tomorrow.
Please keep your fingers crossed for me.... I hope I will make some progress tomorrow.
P.S.: I have kept my Chinese lotus project aside, at least for some time.