Chikankari class

Remember my post about chikankari, which is an Indian form of shadow work? Anita is teaching an online class and I signed up for it! I picked out some ivory chiffon and some very pale variegated thread. It might be too pale for me, so perhaps I will mix it up with some colored threads too. This week we are working the double back stitch portion of the motif. I am having some difficulty photographing it – the light is bad because it’s pouring down rain, and the sheer fabric is messing with the camera focus. I will try again another day for better photos! In the meantime, these should give you some idea of what it looks like (though I do need to tuck the ends in). I am so excited! Thank you Anita!!!!

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7 Responses to Chikankari class

  1. Rachel says:

    I can see it would have been horribly difficult to photograph, but it is already looking good!

  2. Anita says:

    Hi Hannah!
    You are welcome.It’s looking good.Your image looks better than mine…You already know my great photography skills….:)

  3. Lyn says:

    The shadow work looks so delicate and beautiful! I do fine Dresden Lace type embroidery and tack the design onto the cotton muslin which is tedious, so I wondered what sort of marker you used and whether it washes out.

    • Hannah says:

      I used a pencil. Whether it’ll wash out remains to be seen. It may be one of those lessons I learn the hard way.

      • Lyn says:

        Thanks Hannah. I’ve used pencil too and found it worked well so long as I embroidered over the lines. I can’t wait to see the rest of the Chikan project.

  4. Monique says:

    this type of embroidery is amazing!! so beautiful and delicate.
    I cannot wait to see the end result.

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