Based on the previous format, shown in my last post, we can draw squares, chains and other designs.
Drawing Kutch Chains:
Chain 1: The Chain 1 of Kutch Embroidery is really easy. As you can see the first chain is nothing but drawing the squares side by side.
2. Chain 2: The second chain of Kutch Work is drawn in the following way…
- Draw the chain 1.
- Then draw a small square on the second square of the chain.
- After that, draw the pattern I showed in my previous post on the fourth square of the chain. Thus, follow the process for rest of the chain.
3. Chain 3: For chain 3, we have to follow the following process to draw the diagram.
1. Draw the first chain.
2. In second line, skip one square of the chain and draw three consecutive squares on previously drawn chain.
3. Again skip one square, and draw three consecutive squares.
4. In the third line, draw one square on the middle square of each three squares drawn in the second line.
Drawing the Kutch Squares/ Diamond diagrams:
This can be drawn in two ways. Here I’m discussing the techniques. Start from the small five squared pattern.
1. Draw the basic Kutch pattern; shown in my last post.
2. Start drawing the same pattern using the outer four squares of the drawn pattern.
3. Thus, the first pattern will be surrounded by four similar patterns.
1. Draw seven squared Chain 1.
2. Follow the last two steps of Chain 2 in both sides of Chain 1.
By increasing the number of small squares in Chain 1, bigger square/ diamond shapes can be created. If the diagram is not drawn properly, you’ll get stuck in some point while embroidering. The bigger square/ diamond shapes can also be made following Method 1. But to me, Method 2 is easier to understand if the diagram is being drawn in the proper way to be embroidered.
Here is how I draw it….
Draw fifteen squared Chain 1(four blocks for each square; horizontal-2, vertical-2) and follow the last two steps of Chain 2 for the first seven squares in both sides of Chain 1.
On the 8th square of Chain 1, draw two intertwined basic patterns of Kutch embroidery in both the sides.
After that, using the free squares of the upper pattern, draw three more entwined basic patterns in the three corners. Draw it in both the sides of the Chain 1.
From the 10th square, follow the last two steps of Chain 2 in both sides of Chain 1 till the end.
There are mainly two ways to understand if the diagram is perfect to be embroidered.