After writing a tutorial on woven kutch work , I got inspired to do a yoke for tunic with small woven kutch work motifs. These woven motifs are worked with pointed corners.
The first motif is here.
This tutorial is another small motif.
I am not writing the basic kutchwork tutorial here, because they are already available on the net. This is just a detailing of this particular type of woven kutchwork motifs.
I forgot take a picture of the pattern on graph paper, It’ll a take some more time if I have to upload that picture, so here is the pattern on the fabric-
In this first step, the centre square shape is worked with the anchoring basic stitch.
The second step is to stitch the anchoring bars around the central square. These two steps are done separately, no connecting thread , after finishing each and every bar/square, we just go to the back of the fabric, and start again for the next bar. Remember to work these bars / square correctly. This is the starting point.
This anchoring base stitch is a continuous one. This gives the shape to the pattern. This stitch is easier if the bars/ square are worked in a precise manner.
The inter lacing starts at this step. I have left the weaving for the last step. We are securing all the corners in this step .
Notice the journey of the thread – the thread goes around at the pointed corners, and the same thread just turns at right angles at the inside corners.
This step the thread interlaces each and every bar individually.
Till this step, the working is the same for a normal kutchwork motif and a kutchwork woven motif.
The weaving starts in the step,
All the perpendicular bars are woven first- picture with the woven bars.
Just a step 3 this thread journey is also a continuous one. Take out the thread at the starting point, start weaving, just move up and down the already worked threads to get the woven effect.
I have not given a thorough explanation of each and every step. For two reasons-
This tutorial is just a guide, to be used for reference.
I was working on the yoke as a part of the tunic and not as tuitorial steps.
Still I ‘ll be happy to elaborate, if any one wants. If some one wants a tuitorial for this motif also, give me some time I ‘ll work on it.
Your feedback would help me to learn.