Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Lesson 5- Chikan embroidery sal


Hi !
Today let’s learn blanket stitch, running stitch and laced running stitch or interlaced running stitch.
1.The leaf shape which is marked as ‘J’ in the design (refer stitch guide) has to be completed with blanket stitch.
2. The space which is marked as ‘D’ in the design (refer stitch guide) has to be filled with two or three rows of running stitches.
3. The line which is marked as ‘D1’ in the design (refer stitch guide) has to be completed with laced running or interlaced running stitch.
4. The triangle shape which is marked as ‘K’ in the design (refer stitch guide) has to be completed with double back stitch and back stitch.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
BLANKET STITCH

                                               
Step 1: Bring the needle and thread up at ‘a’.

                                         
Step 2: Go back down at ‘b’ and come up again at ‘c’ as shown in the image.

                                         
Step 3: Place the working thread under the needle as shown.

                                         
Step 4: Pull the needle and thread.

                                           
Step 5: Go back down at ‘d’ ,come up at ‘e’ , place the working thread under the needle as shown and pull the needle and thread.

                                          
Step 6: Go back down at ‘f’ , come up at ‘g’ ,place the working thread under the needle as shown and pull the needle and thread.

                                          
Continue like this until you complete the design.

To practice blanket stitch trace design no.9 from the practice designs onto your doodle cloth , follow the instructions below and stitch.

                                          
Complete the distance between ‘x’ and ‘a’ with stem stitch, do not end the thread and continue working blanket stitch with ‘a’ as the starting point.

                                         
I’ve worked the blanket stitches little closer in the ends indicated by arrows to get the shape correct.

                                          
Complete the leaf shape practice design with blanket stitch.
Now complete the leaf shape which is marked as ‘J’ in the design (refer stitch guide) with blanket stitch and work a row of back stitch as shown in the image below.

                                          
NOTE: I’ve used two colours just to show the back stitch clearly. Do not use two colours in your project. Complete the back stitch with the same colour which you’ve used for blanket stitch.

RUNNING STITCH

To practice this stitch trace design no.6 from the practice designs onto your doodle cloth ,follow the instructions below and stitch.

                                           
Step 1: Bring the needle and thread up at ‘a’.

                                          
Step 2: Go back down at ‘b’.

                                           
Step 3: Come up at ‘c’.

                                           
Step 4: Go back down at ‘d’.

                                         
Continue like this until you complete the design.
Fill up the space which is marked as ‘D’ in the design (refer stitch guide) with two or three rows of running stitches.                                       
The leaf shape in the design with blanket stitch, back stitch and 2 rows of running stitches will look like this (see the image below).

                                           

 LACED RUNNING OR INTERLACED RUNNING STITCH 

To practice this stitch trace design no.7 from the practice designs onto your doodle cloth , follow the instructions below and stitch.    
NOTE: I’ve used two colour threads to show the interlacing properly. Do not use two colours in your project. Use the same no. of strands and same colour thread for both running and interlacing. 

                                                  
Step 1: A row of running stitch is worked first. To start interlacing bring the needle and thread up at ‘a’.

                                          
Step 2: Pass the needle under the first stitch as shown in the image above.

                                          
Step 3: Pull the needle and thread.

                                          
Step 4: Pass the needle and thread under the next stitch as shown in the image above.

                                          
Step 5: Pull the needle and thread.

                                               
Step 6: Pass the needle and thread under the next stitch as shown in the image above.

                                          
Step 7: Pull the needle and thread.

                                          
Continue like this until you complete the design.
Notice the direction in which we pass the needle under each stitch for interlacing carefully.
Complete the line which is marked as ‘D1’ in the design(refer stitch guide) with interlaced or laced running stitch.

DOUBLE BACK STITCH

                                        
Complete the triangle shape which is marked as ’K’ with double back stitch starting from the ‘a’.

                                          
Do not end the working thread, complete the horizontal line at the bottom with back stitch and then end the working thread.

Feel free to leave a comment or send an e-mail if you have any doubts in this lesson.
Happy stitching! 
Anita.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was simple and easy. I finished mine already:))

Prashanti

Anita said...

@ Prashanti - Good job :)!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Lesson 5 completed. I was out of town a few days, so I was relieved to see it wasn't terribly involved. Anita your lessons are so wonderfully presented. Thank you. Here is a link to my Chikan:
http://ceoriginals.blogspot.com/2012/04/chikan-embroidery.html

Anita said...

@ Connie - Thank you so much.I'm glad that you were able to catch up:)

l'alternativa said...

Perfette le tue spiegazioni, spero che prima o pi riuscirò a fare questo lavoro stupendo. Tantissimi baci
Emi

Anita said...

Grazie mille Emi.Spero di si.

Sandy said...

I tried to reply Monday but Blogger wasn't listening to me . . . here's my latest progress:
http://magpiestitcher.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/chikankari-sampler-progress-and-a-few-mistakes/
Anita, you're a very good teacher.

RajiSaj said...

Thank u Anita for checking my work. i have made modifications according to ur comments, plz hav a look,
http://threadwithme.blogspot.in/2012/04/salwith-alterations.html