Chikankari class: Part 3

I am still embroidering away on Anita’s chikan work class, though I am falling a little behind since I’m busy with work. I’m very happy with how it is turning out. The fabric is very transparent. It looks ivory in the photo because I folded the fabric over several times behind the embroidered area.

Here is a closer view of the double back stitch embroidery.

From the back it looks like herringbone stitch. There are a lot of tails showing since I haven’t trimmed them all yet.

Here is one more photo from the front.

I think if I worked a long narrow design and then backed it with silk it would make a truly gorgeous scarf.

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16 Responses to Chikankari class: Part 3

  1. If you finish it neatly enough, you won’t need to back it…!

  2. Marie says:

    That’s looking beautiful. Very ethereal.

  3. Elmsley Rose says:

    How on earth do you *not* catch up those long tails? I guess you can see where they are through the chiffon, but I’m curious why you haven’t trimmed them yet. I always get nests of knots if I don’t trim them.

  4. Monique says:

    Hannah–it is so beautiful!!! it must be difficult. I could never do this type of embroidery.

  5. Wendy says:

    This is looking absolutely stunning

  6. Connie says:

    Your stitching is nice. Interesting use of color. I think that was the hardest decision for me. I look forward to seeing your completed piece.

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