Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Lesson 8 - Chikan embroidery sal


Hi !

This is the last lesson of our chikan embroidery sal.
Let’s learn eyelet and wave stitch filling today.
1.The three small black circles which are marked as ‘L’ in the design (refer stitch guide) has to be completed with eyelet stitch.                                                                                                     2. The heart shaped center which is marked as ‘O’ in the design (refer stitch guide) has to be completed with wave stitch filling.

EYELET

To practice this stitch transfer design no. 15 from the practice designs onto your doodle cloth, follow the instructions below and stitch.

                                            
Step 1: Work tiny running stitches on the outline as shown in the image above.

    

                                                                               
Step 2: With a sharp or crewel needle punch the center of the circle, pass the needle up and down a couple of times so that a hole is formed in the center.

                                         
Step 3: Work small overcast/satin stitches by going down into the hole and coming up outside the running stitch outline and complete the circle.

                                         
Complete the three small black circles which are marked as ‘L’ in the design (refer stitch guide) with eyelet stitch.
Complete the small stems with stem stitch.

WAVE STITCH FILLING

To practice this stitch draw a square grid ( 1cm squares),follow the instructions below and stitch. Once you understand the rhythm of the stitch then practice on design no 16a and 16b from your practice designs where the grid is smaller in size.
Note: When you bring the needle and thread up always pull the thread little tighter so that a hole is formed.

                                                  
Row 1:  Bring the needle and thread up at ‘a’, go back down at 1, come up at 2, go back down at 3, come up at 1, go back down at 4, come up at 3, go back down at 5, come up at 4, go back down at 6, come up at 5, go back down at 7, come up at 6, go back down at 8, come up at 7, go back down at 9, come up at 8, go back down at 10, come up at 9, go back down at 11, come up at 10, go back down at 12, come up at 11, go back down at 13, come up at 12, go back down at 14, come up at 13, go back down at 15, come up at 14, go back down at b.
Now we’ve finished row 1 stitching from top to bottom. The 2nd row has to be worked from bottom to top.
Row 2: To start the second row, make a tiny stab stitch close to ‘b’ and come up at ‘b’ again, go back down at 14, come up at 15 (marked between ‘b’ and ‘d’), go back down at 16, come up at 14, go back down at 12, come up at 16, go back down at 17, come up at 12, go back down at 10, come up at 17, go back down at 18, come up at 10, go back down at 8, come up at 18, go back down at 19, come up at 8, go back down at 6, come up at 19, go back down at 20, come up at 6, go back down at 4, come up at 20, go back down at 21, come up at 4, go back down at 1, come up at 21, go back down at 22, come up at 1, go back down at a.
Now we’ve finished 2nd row stitching from bottom to top. The 3rd row has to be worked from top to bottom.
Row 3: Make 2-3 tiny stab stitches and then come up at c, go back down at 23, come up at 22, go back down at 21, come up at 23, go back down at 24, come up at 21, go back down at 20, come up at 24, go back down at 25, come up at 20, go back down at 19, come up at 25, go back down at 26, come up at 19, go back down at 18, come up at 26, go back down at 27, come up at 18, go back down at 17, come up at 27, go back down at 28, come up at 17, go back down at 16, come up at 28, go back down at 29, come up at 16, go back down at 15 which is marked between ‘b’ and ‘d’, come up at 29, go back down at ‘d’.
We’ve finished the 3rd row stitching from top to bottom. The 4th row has to be worked from bottom to top.
Row 4: To start the fourth row, make a tiny stab stitch close to ‘d’ and come up at ‘d’ again, go back down at 29, come up at 30, go back down at 31, come up at 29, go back down at 28, come up at 31, go back down at 32, come up at 28, go back down at 27, come up at 32, go back down at 33, come up at 27, go back down at 26, come up at 33, go back down at 34, come up at 26, go back down at 25, come up at 34, go back down at 35, come up at 25, go back down at 24, come up at 35, go back down at 36, come up at 24, go back down at 23, come up at 36, go back down at 37, come up at 23, go back down at ‘c’.
We’ve finished the 4th row stitching from bottom to top. The 5th row has to be worked from top to bottom.
Row 5: Make 2-3 tiny stab stitches and then come up at ‘e’, go back down at 38, come up at 37, go back down at 36, come up at 38, go back down at 39, come up at 36, go back down at 35, come up at 39, go back down at 40, come up at 35, go back down at 34, come up at 40, go back down at 41, come up at 34, go back down at 33, come up at 41, go back down at 42, come up at 33, go back down at 32, come up at 42, go back down at 43, come up at 32, go back down at 31, come up at 43, go back down at 44, come up at 31, go back down at 30, come up at 44, go back down at ‘f’.
We’ve finished the 5th row stitching from top to bottom. The 6th row has to be worked from bottom to top.
Row 6: To start the fourth row, make a tiny stab stitch close to ‘f’ and come up at ‘f’ again, go back down at 44, come up at 45, go back down at 46, come up at 44, go back down at 43, come up at 46, go back down at 47, come up at 43, go back down at 42, come up at 47, go back down at 48, come up at 42, go back down at 41, come up at 48, go back down at 49, come up at 41, go back down at 40, come up at 49, go back down at 50, come up at 40, go back down at 39, come up at 50, go back down at 51, come up at 39, go back down at 38, come up at 51, go back down at 52, come up at 38, go back down at ‘e’.
We’ve finished the 6th row stitching from bottom to top. The 7th row has to be worked from top to bottom.
Row 7: Make 2-3 tiny stab stitches and then come up at ‘g’, go back down at 53, come up at 52, go back down at 51, come up at 53, go back down at 54, come up at 51, go back down at 50, come up at 54, go back down at 55, come up at 50, go back down at 49, come up at 55, go back down at 56, come up at 49, go back down at 48, come up at 56, go back down at 57, come up at 48, go back down at 47, come up at 57, go back down at 58, come up at 47, go back down at 46, come up at 58, go back down at 59, come up at 46, go back down at 45, come up at 59, go back down at ‘h’.
We’ve finished the 7th row stitching from top to bottom.

Note: If there are more than 7 rows required in a design please follow the same pattern and fill the design.

Wave stitch filling worked on design 16a is shown in the images below.

                                             
                                                       Front side of the fabric

                                           
                                                         Back side of the fabric

                                              

                                         
We might run out of thread while stitching. Do not end and start the thread in the middle of a row. Always start and end either at the top or at the bottom line. The black arrows indicate the starting and ending of threads and you can see the tails clearly in the image.

Wave stitch filling worked on design 16b is shown in the images below.

                                          

                                          

                                          
Note: When you are filling a shape other than square start at the center, complete one side, come up again at the center and complete the other side.
The tiny dots which you see on the outline are stab stitches.

                                         
When you work on the paisley design make sure that you place these stab stitches under the double back stitch which we had worked already.
 Draw a grid and complete the heart shaped center which is marked as ‘O’ in the design (refer stitch guide) with wave stitch filling.

FLOWER STITCH


                                              
We had finished this stitch in the previous lessons where we learnt roman stitch and detached chain variation.
Complete the tiny stem of the flower stitch with stem stitch.

Also complete the two tiny stems of the double back stitched tear drop with back stitch (see image below)

                                                       
 Thank you all once again for participating in the chikan embroidery sal .Hope this class was useful and interesting to everyone.

                                         

Correction : Sorry about the two points marked as no.15 in wave stitch.Thanks Mary for pointing it out.

Now I’ll sit back and would like to watch your progress and completed projects.  Feel free to leave your opinion, suggestions, criticism….either in the comments form or send an e-mail to me.  I hope you’ll come and say hi to me whenever you have time…
Happy stitching!
Anita.

31 comments:

crazyQstitcher said...

Thank you Anita for the last lesson.
I will begin tomorrow and let you know when I have completed the course.

Anonymous said...

Anitha,

Mixed feeling of accomplishment and nostalgia.
Thanks for taking us through the intricacies of Chikankari. Thanks for your time and God Bless.

Prashanti

letslearnembroidery said...

This class is indeed useful.I'd learnt alot.Unfortunately, I'd just finished lesson 3.Will post it soon on my blog.

Mary Sawyer said...

Thank you so much for these lessons. I am only on lesson 3, but plan on finishing in the next few weeks.

Mary

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Thank you Anita. I just finished and posted my photos at http://ceoriginals.blogspot.com/2012/04/chikan-embroidery-sal-completed.html

I really enjoyed learning from you. Your instructions were very clear and complete. It has also been a pleasure corresponding with you. Keep in touch! I'll be checking in on you both on your blog and on Stitchin Fingers.

deanna7trees said...

thank you, Anita, for this wonderful experience. I have learned some new stitches that I know I will use in the future. I'm working on the last lesson and will post it when it is finished.

vaheeda said...

thanks anitha for the effort u have taken..done the last lesson ..posted in my blog..pls check ..

Sandy said...

Something I found useful in learning the wave-stitch: work a sample counting threads, instead of having the grid drawn on your fabric. Thus, if your "grid" is 6x6 threads (must be an even number), come up thru the fabric, stitch straight up (or down) over 6 threads, down thru fabric, stitch over 6 threads to the side by 3 up (or down), come up thru fabric, repeat. This helped me with the offset-by-half diagonal part of the stitch; I'll post a couple pictures when I post my work.

http://magpiestitcher.wordpress.com

Suztats said...

My friend, Shirl, was up for a visit, saw my Chikan Embroidery, and fell in love with it's pattern and stitches!
I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, and I have loved learning new stitch techniques, and finding how relaxing it is to embroider.
Thank you so very much for sharing your knowledge with us, and bringing the beauty of Chikan Embroidery to everyone!
Although I have fallen a little behind, I hope to complete the lesson in the next few days.

Suztats said...

http://suztats.blogspot.ca/2012/05/chikan-catch-up.html

Hi Anita, just posting the link to my blog post completing lesson 7. I'm looking forward to lesson 8 (I'm catching up) and plan to stitch it tonight.
I've so enjoyed learning some Chikan Embroidery techniques. Thank you so much for sharing your skills and knowledge!

crazyQstitcher said...

Hi Anita, my work is completed and posted at
http://crazyqstitcher.wordpress.com/

I will most likely frame the work.

I'm so pleased you offered the SAL and appreciate the time and effort taken to organize it.
The lessons were clear and easy to follow.
I have enjoyed seeing work by others through the comments.

I will be dropping in to enjoy what you are doing and hope we may keep in touch.
Maureen

chantal said...

Thanks Anita for these lessons;
I just finished;
I enjoyed learning from you these new stitches.

RajiSaj said...

Dear Anita,
Here s my completed motif, http://threadwithme.blogspot.in/2012/05/chickan-embroidery-sal-last-lesson.html
Plz hav a look at it wen time allows.
Thank u
Raji.

magpiestitcher said...

My completed motif is at:
http://magpiestitcher.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/chikankari-sampler-the-finish/
I'll add links to the stitches to each post later, but for now - for now, I'm going to run 'round the web looking at everyone else's stitchery!
This was a very good class, Anita, thank you, and I'll be looking forward to anything else you teach!

Magia dos bordados said...

Anita, Amei seu Blog. Seus trabalhos são lindos. Vou começar a bordar e depois lhe apresento o resultado.
Se tiver um tempinho me visite.
http://alcastrosantos.blogspot.com
Abraços, Algecira

Anita said...

Algecira-Muito obrigado por visitar o meu blog e comentários agradáveis​​.vai visitar o seu blog em breve.

Diane said...

Just finished and posted a photo on my blog. Thank you Anita for a great experience. Your lessons were very clear well paced. I hope at some point you will will create another stitch-along.

Diane in Ontario
http://dianesdecoratingdiary.blogspot.com

uma srinivasan said...

Just one minute before I finished,Thank u Anita .I will take a photo and post it as soon as possible.

Silke said...

Thank u Anita, I enjoyed the course,
the embroidery looks very beauty, i am a beginner :-)(sorry i don`t have a blog, for a photo)

Leelagovind said...

iam new in blogging..so really missed your chikenkari tute :((..now on i will often visit here to learn more from you..

Leelagovind said...

once i thought i was unlucky but lucky..thank you anita for sharing the knowledge with me..iam also posting my link for everybody's view..
http://leelashobbies.blogspot.in/2012/08/chikan-embroidery-sal.html

isseelan said...

Hi Anita
I am back with my chikan work. here is the link:
http://shamiatcraft.blogspot.in/2012/09/chikankari-embroidery-kurti.html
please tell me which color lining should I use for this pink color to show the shadow work.
Waiting for your comments and suggestions.

nancie said...

Hi Anita,
Thanks for ur wonderful opportunity to learn chikan work....this was indeed a wonderful experience...pls do visit my blog..because ur comments are valuable for me...
nancie

Shami Immanuel said...

Anita I am here to show you the chikan embroidered neck portion of my kurti. Here it is:
http://www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.in/2012/11/chikankari-neck-design.html
Have a look.

Anonymous said...

un lucky me missed your registration time. any will try my best to do this. just one Q. what material do you sue to do this work?

Anita said...

@ Anonymous- You can use any transparent light weight cotton or synthetic fabric.

Shami Immanuel said...

Anita
Once again I am here to show u my new chikan embroidered swan.
The link is:
http://www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.in/2013/07/chikankari-swan.html
Thanks for the tutorials. Waiting for more SAL.

www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi I am Samira, loved ur work. I want to ask you that the wave filling stitch which u have shown in lesson no 8 is also called as jaali work in chikankari?

Anita said...

@ Samira - Yes,it is...

swathy said...

hey Anita,liked the detailed teaching of this stitch:would like to learn all of it. Will you be able to mail the list of materials and the links for all your sessions now?

Anita said...

@ Swathy - all the lessons are poster under label - chikan embroidery . You will need sheer cotton like muslin ,organdy etc or synthetic fabric, embroidery floss ,hoop and needles.