Working along on this. I'm considering top stitching all the seams with a burgundy thread to add both strength and continuity. I'm not positive if I will be able to though since the machine isn't set up to handle a deep cylindrical shape.
This is an attempt at 4-strand braid in paper. If the paper were wet it would probably work decently, but I'm not sure I like the effect enough compared to the amount of effort involved.
I am starting a visual log of the different embroidery motifs on my kurtis. There is a good chance the originals were stamped onto the fabric and the needleworker knew which stitches to use, but I have to try to show the different stitches, and am finding the herringbone variations difficult to distinguish.