The Basic Chain:
Creating a Kutch basic chain is a bit different than the structures. Because, in some cases in basic chains one of the basic rules is not followed. For example, here you’ll see one of the working thread is pulled over the other thread in the corner. But generally in cases of the structures, the working thread always runs under the other thread in the corners. So the process is a bit different. As I mentioned earlier, there are many ways of doing this embroidery. I feel comfortable and precise in this method. That is why I’m explaining this here.
So, now lets start the embroidery.
The process and picture diagram:
Start the embroidery from your left. At first we are just doing the structure of the structure. After that, we will fill it up. So, while doing the structure from left to right, we will work on every alternative corner of the next square. What I mean by this is, when we are embroidering the lower corner of any square, we won’t do the upper corner of that particular square at that time. After embroidering the lower part, we will poke in and out the needle in the upper corner of the next square.
At the point of completing the Kutch chain’s structure, we will eventually return to the point where we started the embroidery from. In our way back, if we turn the work upside down, then we will have to do the same- In the upper corners the working thread should be run over the other thread and will run under the first crossing thread.
The process of filling up the Kutch Basic Chain will be same. The working thread has to be run through the corners to be inserted in the squares. Just like the Basic Structure, the filling up will have to be done in two phases.
In the first phase, maximum is completed. In the second phase, the working thread just runs through the lower corner and crosses four threads in front of it in a up-down-up-down or vice versa manner depending on position of threads laying in front.
Following the working thread’s direction makes the filling up easier.
Just like other basic structures, once we have four threads in the squares from both the sides (horizontally and vertically) the embroidery is completed.