Kutch Work | Drawing Diagram

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 […]

standard Kutch work | Kutch Embroidery | Gujarati sample and diagram

Till now I have been learning stitches. Straight stitch and running stitch families. I’ll embroider a dress now. I’m use Kutch work in it. It is basically an Indian embroidery. I learned this few years back. I just didn’t know this name. I knew this embroidery as Gujarati. It involves mainly straight stitches with threads weaving around […]

Algerian Eye Stitch

Algerian Eye stitch gives a star effect. The basic pattern is created with eight stitches. More stitches can be used but the increase of spokes will have to be from both sides of the center point. It is almost same as the Diamond eyelet stitch. The difference is- it is done in a square shape not […]

Diamond Eyelet Stitch

Diamond Eyelet Stitch is created by working a number of Satin stitches. Unlike Algerian Eye Stitch,  diamond shaped diagram is drawn. Diamond eyelet stitches are done around a central hole. A single hole should be used in all the stitches. And to have a better effect, pull the thread more so that the hole gets bigger.   […]

Arrowhead Stitch

Arrowhead stitch is created with two diagonal straight stitches.   The end points of the diagonal straight stitches meet in the middle. It can be used for the filling effects. It can be used for creating decorative borders of fabrics too. It seemed to be easy to do.  But, like all other stitches, finishing does matter in […]

Seed Stitch

Today, I’ll work on a filling stitch called Seed Stitch. There are several stitches which can be created based on these straight stitches. For example, Basket stitch, Diamond eyelet stitch, Fern stitch, Arrowhead stitch, Seed stitch, Algerian eye stitch etc.   With the combinations of several straight stitches; running stitch, darning stitch, holbein stitch- all these […]

Japanese Darning Stitch

Japanese Darning Stitch: Japanese darning stitch creates a nice geometric pattern. The pattern looks like a bunch of pi sings are joined together. For this embroidery the running stitches need to be done in brick pattern. These stitches look good as borders or as fillings. Before starting the embroidering, its better to do the outline on the fabric. […]

Stepped Running Stitch

It is about playing the thread in two or three lines of running stitch. The run stitches need to be of same length and the run stitches should have same distance between them. It helps to create several embroidery patterns by just moving the threads through the running stitches. Unlike Parallel Running Stitch, in Stepped Running Stitch […]

Parallel | Laced | Interlaced | Whipped Running Stitches

Parallel Running stitch For embroidering decorative borders, Parallel Running stitch can be used. It involves simple run stitches.With loops or waves weaved with different colored or same colored thread, it gives a lacy look. These stitches are variation to the ordinary running stitch. The process: 1. Stitch two or more rows or running stitch. 2. Take different […]

Holbein Stitch

Holbein Stitch This is an old embroidery stitch style, mainly used in Blackwork or Assisi embroidery. This stitch is also known as double running stitch, line stitch, Spanish stitch or two-sided line stitch. It can be worked in straight lines, diagonally or in zigzag lines. This stitch gives an identical look on both sides of […]