Tuesday, September 30, 2008

kutchwork filling lesson 2

we are doing 5 diamond motif
points to remember:
Filling basics(refer to 6 basic points in outline lesson 1)
STEP 1&2 start from left, count in filling is (D,U,D) so pic 1 pass orange outline,pic2work on the outline.
STEP3&4 pass under orange turn and pass in center diamond
STEP5 &6 from center to top,fill the top diamond working on outline in anticlokwise way
STEP 7&8
under orange
over green
STEP 9 &10 in pic 10... needle goes,counting D,U,D,U and enters center diamond.
STEP 11&12 in the same way work the Right diamond and enter center diamond to go to Lower diamond
STEP 13&14 after working Lower diamond,pass the center diamond counting D,U,D,U & enter Left one
STEP 15&16 Last 2 steps before finishing

Monday, September 29, 2008

outline lesson 2

we are doing 5 diamond motif.
points to remember: the basic 6 steps
STEP 5 &6: pic 5 .. pass the needle.Remember outline basic U,D,U.
step 7 &8
step 9 & 10 pic 10 pass under (U,D,U)

STEP 11 & 12
STEP14&15 pic 14.. pass under (U,D,U)
STEP 16 pass under to finish.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

kutchwork filling lesson no 2

this is continuation of lesson 1 outline.
you learn filling of a single diamond.
Two important points to remember,
1 filling always starts from left on the outline running anticlockwise.
2 in filling the count is down,up,down(needle passes down ,up,down at intersection of threads).
one point to cross check is.............
outline never touches fabric except at the beginning and end points. It is worked on the outline or skeleton .or else ... your outline work has gone somewhere.
STEP 1 & 2:
start from left as in pic..1
first count in filling is D,U,D... so needle is passed under the first intersection.

step 3: down i.sec 1, up i.sec. 2 and work in the outline to turn.

the first line... u see 3 intersection of threads... and might go under the 3rd i.sec...

but wait... ..... just follow the step in picture 5 . work on the outline .
STEP 6 & 7:needle under the 1st intersection and work on outline to turn

STEP 8 & 9:
pic 8 u see 4 intersections... count D,U,D,U.
pic 9 work on out line to turn.

Step 10: end at the starting point...remember...it did not touch the fabric :-)

Friday, September 26, 2008

kutch work( sindhi taka)LESSON ONE

I am hoping that this is going to help people who want to learn the kutch work ( sindhi taka) by themselves.
Coming straight way to the point,
Following are the very important things to keep in mind.Remember these and you are already half way left in learning.

  1. there are 2 parts. one is outline or skeleton second is the FILLING
  2. OUTLINE always starts from the LEFTand goes toRIGHT .RUNS CLOKCWISE
  3. FILLING always starts from left on the outline running ANTICLICKWISE.
  4. keep counting ' UP... DOWN.. in mind at every intersection of the thread.
  5. in outline count is up, down ,up(needle passes U,D,U)
  6. in filling the count is down, up, down.( needle passes D,U,D)

try to rememberlast 4 points.. now pick the needle n thread .. we are good to go.


STEP 1: start from left going to top.

STEP 2& 3:Running clockwise ....

STEP4 &5: running clickwise... needle is down at intersection no 2.Last pic is finished out line.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

some of my collections, not my work

.I like to collect hand embroidery pictures and I am really very lucky and thankful to her ,that my friend from Hyderabad shared her sarees and dress materials and let me take the pictures for my reference

this is a french knot stitch on a saree.
below are stem stitch,feather stitch with sequences n beads

this beautiful and delicate hand embroidery is done by my friend herself.