Saturday, 9 February 2013

WIP saree...


Hi !
I’d like to share images of my WIP maybe I should say WISP saree with y’all.

                                                  
I've finished the border of the saree and blouse (approximately 10 mts length) and started motifs only recently. To embroider a saree is really difficult sometimes because of the repetition of the pattern with same colour scheme.

                                        


                                         
It’s a silk saree and the embroidery is with silk threads. Lots more to stitch, so I guess I need some encouraging words right now to complete this saree J.
Have a happy weekend where ever you are!

Happy stitching!
Anita.

21 comments:

Suztats said...

Oh, my! So much work on that pretty border! It'll be stunning when it's finished.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

The border is stunning! You are going to have such a beautiful piece of art when it is completed. Keep it up!!!

deanna7trees said...

it's lovely, Anita. i love the way silk thread looks but i find it very difficult to stitch with.

Hannah said...

Oh that is so beautiful!

l'alternativa said...

Anita cara, quanto lavori????????
Questo è un lavoro molto impegnativo ma tu puoi farcela benissimo perchè sei proprio in gamba, quindi forza e coraggio amica mia. Buona domenica
Emi

Anita said...

Thank you all :) .

margaret said...

this is certainly a big project but so worth doing, it is looking lovely,
every stitch you make means there is one less to do!

RajiSaj said...

ohhh amazing.....
sooo eager to see finished saree.
the problem with sari is the repetition sometimes it is too tiring....

Deepa said...

Anita, it is beautiful..and OMG!!! something I would never attempt.. Keep it up,girl,slow and steady wins the race

nsangheetha said...

I wish you all the best. I started Kutch embroidery on saree long time back & never got it completed.It was also with silk thread.
http://nsangheetha.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/kutch-embroidery-in-pure-silk-saree/
The saree border is the most tiring thing. And I was adding beads on every center diamond.
I finished the saree end(pallu) first & the motifs on the body. But the border I could not complete at all. later I handpainted maroon color on the rest.
But it is not wearable now, it is a pure silk saree without zari.For all the effort, time & money, it is blissfully sleeping in my cupboard.
Then I decided, embroidery on dress material(especially saree is impossible for me)

Kasuti must be lot more tougher with the usage of net.
I appreciate your perseverance in completing the border first.
Wishing you luck.

Wendy said...

wow Anita, this is looking beautiful! Silk on silk, it's going to be incredible...

Shami Immanuel said...

Hi Anita,
Georgoeus one. I admire your patience. Are u doing with Kasuti net or just transferring the design using carbon? How many strands of silk thread r u using for this project. What type of silk material u r using?

I am also doing a kasuti project in saree which has a border. I am doing some big and small motifs. will show u once it is completed.

www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

C'est un trés joli travail mais qui est long, aussi je pense qu'il faut beaucoup de patience et l'imaginer lorsqu'il sera terminé;
Bon courage
cordialement Chantal

Anita said...

Thank you all.
@ Shammi - I'm using 2 strands and am stitching by just counting the threads.
@ Shangeetha - Have you ever thought of making the saree into a dress? I think your effort won't be a waste then...

magpiestitcher said...

Oh, my, that is lovely so far!
And just to think, even 150 years ago ALL embroidered clothing was done by hand, and up to I think 100 years ago the only embroidery machine was one that would do aari.
@ Shangeetha - If you embroidered half the sari and painted the other half, you might even have fabric for 2 different kameez! (Kameezes? Is there a plural form of this word?)

Anonymous said...

Hi Anita - this is so gorgeous!
I can't believe you count the threads to do your stitching, though. Of course it explains the precision of your stitching - but sari fabric has threads that are sooo thin - I would never be able to do that! Don't you get headaches?

You're such an inspiration!

Isabelle

Anita said...

Thanks Isabelle. I do get headaches:) This is a light weight and transparent saree and I work on this saree only in daylight so it was easy to count the threads .

crazyQstitcher said...

Anita your work and dedication are both amazing. 10 metres...WOW!! Are you using a frame to hold the fabric firmly?
The design is so delicate and will be fabulous when completed.

It is already beautiful.
Maureen

Anita said...

Thanks Maureen.I'm not using a frame....

Sangheetha said...

Great Work Actually :-)
yes I did try to stitch into a Top, but It is too pretty to be cut( In tamil, we say kakkaiku than kunjum pon kunju - any child is too dear for mother)

Some day I'm thinking of carefully cutting the pallu & framing it or give backing cloth & make it into a wall hanging kinds.

The fabric paint I used on saree is not a neat work. So I'm not using.

nsangheetha said...

Thanks Anita for the suggestions & pushing me to do something about the saree. Now I have framed the pallu & made it as wall hanging.
http://nsangheetha.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/an-adorable-project-after-all/