The work in progress of these kutchwork border samples based on randje per week 2015 cross stitch edges are posted here.

kutchwork borders- 17,18

kutchwork borders- 17,18

This week’s cross stitch edges are interesting to work with. The free graph for these edges are in this blog.

rpw2015-17,18

rpw2015-17,18

These past few weeks, I have been drawing some kutchwork borders based on these edges. This kutchwork embroidery is very common in Indian Gujarati ethnic embroidery. I enjoy trying new ways to design this embroidery work. These days books are available for these. Earlier, the people [tribal] who did these combined with other embroidery stitches filled the whole cloth [wall hangings, box covers, blouses, bed sheets to name a few] continuously, the placement of the patterns depended on creative mind of the worker. Their inspirations were from nature and the works done previously. The kutchwork borders sample pattern inspired by this week’s edges.

rpw2015-kw-17,18-pattern

rpw2015-kw-17,18-pattern

The work done during this week-
This week’s edges on Randje per week challenge2015 were completed.

rpw2015-15,16

rpw2015-15,16

Based on these cross stitch patterns two kutchwork samples were also worked during this week.

kutchwork borders-15,16

kutchwork borders-15,16

I started chain stitch with golden brown cotton skein on blue/green crepe. This is in progress.

wipw40-blugrencrepet-

wipw40-blugrencrepet-

The pink crepe tunic needs to be worked on, and takes much more time than I anticipated. The flowers were outlined with stem stitches in cotton skein. Now the parallel lines need to be couched.

wipw40-pinkcrepet-3

wipw40-pinkcrepet-3

After drawing some kutchwork samples for the past few weeks, an idea of triangular kutchwork pattern came to mind, which was then made into a square. I have been thinking of alternating  this with a mirror pattern to form a border. There is idea of using it for a  brown linen tunic.

wipw40-redbrownt-1

wipw40-redbrownt-1

These border samples are inspired by cross stitch edges on randje per week challenge 2015. For pattern, instructions, hints visit this page.

kutchwork borders-15,16

kutchwork borders-15,16

This week’s randjes are simple and easy to work on. I found it easy to work the kutchwork borders based on these edges. The free graph for these edges are here.

rpw2015-15,16

rpw2015-15,16

The pattern for the kutch work borders.

rpw-kw-15,16-pattern

rpw-kw-15,16-pattern

Most of this week I was working on the kutch work borders. The samples were small, but taking pictures of and posting the work in progress took three days. For more details see here.

wipw39-rpw-kw-13,14

wipw39-rpw-kw-13,14

I did the couching of polyester thread on blue/green crepe tunic.actually this could have been tried after working the pink crepe too, still I wanted to see whether the thread would go well with the whole embroidery, which it did!

wipw39-blugrencrepet-4

wipw39-blugrencrepet-4

The embroidery on pink crepe is progressing very slowly. The pattern is for the front and sleeves. Some stem stitches were worked in the same green thread and some straight stitches in fine silk variegated thread are started on flowers.

wipw39-pinkcrepe-2

wipw39-pinkcrepe-2

We visited the Muscat festival again this weekend. I also took some pictures of embroidery from Uzbekistan and Thailand, which I will share as soon as possible.

while working on the Randje per week challenge this year, I have this idea of  trying some kutch work borders based on these cross stitch edges. This week’s

borders  –

rpw-kw-13,14

rpw-kw-13,14

The instructions and pattern are here.

In the border # 14 the motifs are tried in three different ways.

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