Thursday, July 28, 2016
here for another example) They take several years to complete and are used in wedding ceremonies.
phulkari traditional work is here.
Anne Morrell says:
Darning stitch in phulkari is usually started with a small knot or back stitch and finished with a little back stitch. The embroidery is worked with the reverse side of the cloth facing the worker. The stitches change direction, and this, combined with the use of an untwisted, soft floss silk thread, reflects the light, giving the surface a shiny appearance. The traditional colours of thread include white, gold, orange, green and crimson.