The Methods and Tools Used in Lucknow Chikankari Embroidery

Welcome to Naurah Chikan! We are here to share with you the incredible art of Chikankari embroidery, delicately and artistically done on a variety of fabric types. Nowadays, you can find Chikankari on cotton, chiffon, georgette, silk, organza, muslin, and more. It is a highly elaborate handwork that uses simple tools and a range of techniques to create beautiful designs on plain fabrics.

Let’s talk about the essentials—the raw materials. We use different fabrics such as cotton (voile, cambric, malmal, rubiya, PC, etc.), silk, chiffon, crepe, georgette, organza, and more to create our embroidery. Traditional cotton thread is used to bring the design patterns to life on the fabric. We also use threads like golden zari, silver zari, and resham for Chikankari embroidery. In the block printing process, we use indigo color by hand, followed by washing the clothes with river water to remove the printing marks. Starch is applied to give the washed clothes stiffness and a better finish. The Chikankari process involves designing, engraving, block-printing, embroidery, and washing. As manufacturers, we go through each of these steps to bring you the final masterpiece. Take a look at our Product Collection to explore our offerings.

Now, let’s talk about the tools that are a Chikankari artist’s best friends. The Sui-needle is an essential tool used in Chikankari work. Circular frames, usually made of plastic or cloth, are used to hold the fabric taut. Wooden blocks are used for printing the designs onto the fabric, and a rectangular wooden table provides support during the printing process. Containers are used for washing the cloth once the stitching work is complete. Scissors and cutters are used for thread cutting and final finishing touches. These tools assist the artists in creating their wonderful masterpieces.

In recent times, Lucknow Chikankari has evolved and embraced different looks by incorporating additional embellishments like Mukaish, Kamdani, Badla, Sequins, Aari-Zari, Gotapatti, beads, and mirror work. These additions add richness and majesty to Chikankari, making each item unique and standout in the fashion market. We take pride in using these various tools and techniques to create beautiful pieces that capture the essence of Chikankari.

At Naurah Chikan, we celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of Lucknow Chikankari. Explore our collection and experience the beauty of our uniquely crafted pieces.

Let’s talk about the essentials—the raw materials. We use different fabrics such as cotton (voile, cambric, malmal, rubiya, PC, etc.), silk, chiffon, crepe, georgette, organza, and more to create our embroidery. Traditional cotton thread is used to bring the design patterns to life on the fabric. We also use threads like golden zari, silver zari, and resham for Chikankari embroidery. In the block printing process, we use indigo color by hand, followed by washing the clothes with river water to remove the printing marks. Starch is applied to give the washed clothes stiffness and a better finish. The Chikankari process involves designing, engraving, block-printing, embroidery, and washing. As manufacturers, we go through each of these steps to bring you the final masterpiece. Take a look at our Product Collection to explore our offerings.

Now, let’s talk about the tools that are a Chikankari artist’s best friends. The Sui-needle is an essential tool used in Chikankari work. Circular frames, usually made of plastic or cloth, are used to hold the fabric taut. Wooden blocks are used for printing the designs onto the fabric, and a rectangular wooden table provides support during the printing process. Containers are used for washing the cloth once the stitching work is complete. Scissors and cutters are used for thread cutting and final finishing touches. These tools assist the artists in creating their wonderful masterpieces.

In recent times, Lucknow Chikankari has evolved and embraced different looks by incorporating additional embellishments like Mukaish, Kamdani, Badla, Sequins, Aari-Zari, Gotapatti, beads, and mirror work. These additions add richness and majesty to Chikankari, making each item unique and standout in the fashion market. We take pride in using these various tools and techniques to create beautiful pieces that capture the essence of Chikankari.

At Naurah Chikan, we celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of Lucknow Chikankari. Explore our collection and experience the beauty of our uniquely crafted pieces.

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