It is a Banjara embroidery. There are around 30 to 40 stitches in this type of embroidery. But Most of the stitches are surface embroidery stitches with a different name.For instance: 1.Vele - Chain stitch 2.Maalikanth - Herringbone stitch 3.Bakhiya -Back stitch
It originated from AndraPradesh and is used by Lambadis or Tribals. They use mirrors,shells,beads etc., They use the primary colours like red ,blue ,yellow etc, You can see the full details of this embroidery here.
I have taken this project from Needle and Thread magazine. After a lot of confusion with respect to type of cloth and color of thread I have zeroed in this blue color crepe silk saree which is a light weight saree. I have used pearl cotton thread. The design is border design. Will post the completed one very soon.
When I learned Tailoring , I had to stitch the dress in a miniature form. These were given as assignments for me. Most of them are stitched by hand. This work dates back to 1990. In order to preserve this I have filed them.
I used crochet cotton varigated thread and the design has ruffles in it. I didnt blocked because I dont know the correct procedure.For crochet I normally use wool,first time I used light weight thread,can you tell me the tension of the doily is correct?