Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Lesson 3 - Chikan embroidery sal


Hi !

Let’s learn back stitch today and also complete some elements of the design with double back stitch.

BACK STITCH

To practice this stitch trace design no. 3 from the practice designs onto your doodle cloth and follow the instructions below to stitch.

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

                                         
Step 2: Go back down at ‘b’.

                                         
Step 3: Come up at ‘c’.

                                          
Step 4: Go back down at ‘a’.

                                          
Step 5: Come up at ‘d’and go back down at 'c'.

                                         
Continue like this and complete the line.

DOUBLE BACK STITCH

Trace design 4c from the practice designs onto your doodle cloth and follow the instructions below.

                                          
                                          
Bring up the needle and thread at ‘a’ , go back down at ‘b’ , come up at ‘c’ , go back down at ‘d’ , come up at ‘e’, go back down at ‘a’ ,come up at ‘f’ , go back at ‘c’ and continue like this to complete this heart.
Complete the heart shape which is marked as ‘H1’ in the design (refer stitch guide).

Trace design 4d from the practice designs onto your doodle cloth and follow the instructions below.

                                         
Complete the extension of the paisley tip with back stitch, bring the needle and thread up at ‘a’, go back down at ‘b’ and continue working double back stitch.

      
                                                                              
We may run out of working thread in the middle. So I’d like to show you where to start again. I’ve ended the working thread at ‘X’ in the above image. To start a new thread normally we come up at the point where we’d ended. But in double back stitch we should think about where we’d have come up if we have not ended the working thread and that is your starting point. Here ‘y’ is the starting point and I’ve to go back down at ‘z’ and continue to stitch.
Complete the line which is marked as 'P' with back stitch ,do not cut the working thread and continue with paisley which is marked as ‘H2’ in the design (refer stitch guide) .

Trace design 4b from the practice designs onto your doodle cloth and follow the instructions below.

  
                                                                                     
Bring up the needle and thread at ‘a’ , go back down at ‘b’ , come up at ‘c’ , go back down at ‘d’ , come up at ‘e’, go back down at ‘a’ ,come up at ‘f’ , go back at ‘c’ and continue like this to complete this leaf.
Complete the small stems which is marked as 'P' with back stitch and the leaf which is marked as ‘H’ in the design with double back stitch (refer stitch guide).

Did you notice that the starting point is in the inner line for all the 3 shapes? If not the please make a note of this tip.
NOTE : When we work double back stitch in any of the shapes  above other than the tear-drop we should adjust the length of the stitches slightly  to get it right. Remember this – the length of the stitches in the inner line should be smaller than the stitches in the outer line.

Lots of stitching to be done this week, so our lesson 4 is easy and area to be stitched will be very little so that you girls will have 2 weeks to complete lesson 3 and 4. Is it o.k? If you need more time please let me know so that I can post an easy lesson 5 too.

Happy stitching! 
Anita.   

22 comments:

jayashree venkat said...

Thank you Ms.Anita for all the 3 steps.looking forward to learn the other stitches too in Chikan Work.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Is the backstitch marked 'P' on the design?

Anita said...

@ Connie - Yes,it is marked as 'P'.
Sorry I forgot to mention that.Will add that to the instructions now. Thank you Connie.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anita,

Need the same clarification as Connie. I find stems at D1, P and E. Should backstitch be used.

It really helps to do the doodles first and then work on the main design, especially, deciding the stitch lengths on two parallel lines for Double back stitch.

And yes my homework on all the three parts can be viewed at www.flickr/photos/waytosee.com

Prashanti

Anita said...

@ Prashanti - We've finished 'E' with chain stitch in lesson 2.
Only the line marked as 'P' is back stitch.D1 is not back stitch .

nancie said...

Anita,
Thanks for ur third lesson..i enjoy doing each stitch..i posted those pics on my blog...pls have a look.
nancie

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Thanks Anita.

Lyn Warner said...

So glad I could join your SAL, thanks Anita! I have traced the outline which you can see on my blog http://needlecase.blogspot.com/ and I'm ready to stitch...

deanna7trees said...

stopped at the thrift store this afternoon and found this lovely blouse done in Chikan Embroidery for $2. It's posted on my blog:
http://eclectic-meanderings.blogspot.com/2012/03/nice-thrift-store-find.html
Can't wait to get started on this lesson.

letslearnembroidery said...

The tips are really useful, Anita.

KMK said...

I need to clarify - are all the H sections (H, H1, H2) in double backstitch and all the P sections (P, P1) done in backstitch ?

Anita said...

@KMK - Only 'P' is back stitch.'P1' is not back stitch.
Double back stitch to be worked on-
'H' - leaf ,'H1' - heart ,
'H2'- Paisley.

Hobby Sewer said...

I have completed Lesson 3 and posted the pictures here.

www.hobbysewing.blogspot.com.

RajiSaj said...

Anita,

In lesson 3 v r doing
P - back stitch
H, H1, H2 - double back stitch

is this correct Anita, iam lil confused.....

it ll be nice if u give a summarization of the stitches to be used in the design at the end of each lessons
like, u explained for KMK in the comments section,

Anita said...

@ Raji- You are correct.
I'll include the summary from the next lesson onwards or do you want it for the previous lessons too?

RajiSaj said...

Thank u Anita,
Previous lessons are ok , ur posts are clear, for a better clarity i think it ll be nice to have summary sections in future posts.

Diane said...

Not finished lesson three yet, but I have posted what I've done so far.
http://dianesdecoratingdiary.blogspot.com

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Completed lesson 3. Here is the link Anita.
http://ceoriginals.blogspot.com/2012/03/chikan-embroidery-and-tast.html

Thank you.

Mamabill said...

I just found you yesterday. Such beautiful embroidery. Will you be teaching this class ?

Anita said...

@ Mamabill - Thanks for your visit.Yes,I am teaching this chikan embroidery class.If you are interested please send an e-mail to me.

Manna Singh said...

Hey Anita u ve got magical hands..I just found your lessons yesterday..

Anita said...

Thanks Manna.