After working on the basic woven square, it is time to try another simple woven kutchwork pattern.
In this pattern, I have worked the kutch work squares with pointed corners. The basic pattern is same for both type of kutch work [pointed or curved corners]
The pattern –
The completed pattern, which I had done on my green blouse[ the kucthwork worked in this sample has curved corners]-
Work the bars like this-
Bar-1- Start working the basic lines for working the interlace stitch, in the first bar, just take care about the corners, we don’t[can’t] go over or under any lines now. Insert the needle into the cloth.
Bar-2-Then move to the adjacent bar, and work as the first bar. Insert the needle into the cloth.
Bar-3- Now turn direction, move on to the perpendicular bar. Start as the first bar, while crossing the previously worked bars, the path is-
Go below the first line
Go above the second line,
Go below the third line,
Go above the fourth line.
Work the corners, turn back, the path is-
Go below the fourth line
Go above the third line,
Go below the second line,
Go above the first line.
Insert needle into the cloth.
Bar-4-Move on to the adjacent bar[the last bar] work the same as the third bar.
The basic formation should look like this-
The bars need to be woven, the outline [the squares where all the threads intersect] also needs to be woven.
Step-1 needs to be worked first, because it the basic line on which the interlacing has to be worked.
Step-2 and Step -3 can be worked in any order. I am stating this now because, it is better to read the whole thing and then try it for yourself, which one suits you, and practice accordingly. That is why I have given them as two different steps.
Working first step 2 and then step 3 will produce the same result are working first the step-3 and then step-2.
The following pictures are of the path of the outline-
Start at any[ which is the nearest point where you have inserted the needle into the cloth] of the intersection,
Look at the picture , and follow the path-
Turn at right angles , when you reach the end, turn twice more at right angles. Keep moving, going below and above the threads alternatively.
Repeat the turning and the path till you reach the starting point.insert the needle into the cloth.
In this step the bars are worked [woven ] first. Study the thread going adjacent to your path and work , take cue from that and move above or below accordingly.
Wherever the thread is below , you move above. And wherever the thread is above ,you go below. Complete both the bars on one side like this-
Same path is worked for the side bars too. Additional movements involve going above and below the threads which are worked in the previous picture[ inside the bars].
The threads thus worked look like this-
I have worked step -2 and step-3 on the same two patterns for better understanding of the working, but when they are worked on one pattern, the steps 2 and 3 should go together to form the whole kutch work embroidery.
All the three steps together completes this pattern.