Anita of artisticfingers.blogspot.com has graciously shared a tutorial of chikan embroidery. I have completed lessons 1 and 2. My eyes don't see too well to do such small stitching but I managed to make it through it all. My stitching definitely improved as I went along. The teardrop shapes are like shadow work. I have a book on shadow work I'm going to have to find. I'm not so intimidated by it now. Image is worked on poly/cotton blend of batiste.