On my earlier post, on kasouti embroidery, Nafisa wanted a information on how to draw kasouti pattern on fabric.
As I mentioned this particular pattern was taken from a pattern book.
It was not perfect, so I couldn’t use it as it is.With the basic pattern in mind I drew the pattern on graph , and made adjustments there to my satisfaction.
Then the whole pattern was carbon copied on fabric[ the carbon colour varies according to the colour of the cloth]. the placement of the pattern on the cloth was also very important. measuring , calculating,marking, everything should be done before the tracing of the design.
The most important thing is that,the original pattern should be as perfect as possible, just tracing from a book ,will not help here, cheap pattern books do not care for attention to detail. I use the books for general inspiration and work on customising the patterns.
Nafisa,hope, this answered your enquiry.
note- the patterns are drawn on inch graph paper, and not on small centimetre graph paper. the squares on inch graph are more condusive for drawing patterns.