kutchwork


I am taking a break from blue/green crepe tunic to work on the pink crepe tunic. zardosi tubes are worked into the petals. These beads are bought from India. Better choice of colour of zardosi tube was not available. So started with the same colour tube. I picked up the idea of cutting the tubes with nail cutter, from a Thai embroiderer at Muscat festival. The detail of the front panel. This is the first time attention is given to the varying length of the tubes. Earlier they were all cut together and worked into the project without much care. Another step in the right direction.

wipw41-pinkcrepet-4

wipw41-pinkcrepet-4

Just to get a breather in between, the kutchwork/ mirror work pattern was traced on to maroon cotton fabric for the brown linen tunic. I started with the kutchwork inside the mirror pattern in brown thread.

wipw41-redbrownt-2

wipw41-redbrownt-2

After completing the Randje per week 2015 edges this week, kutchwork samples inspired by these edges were also worked during this week. The details are here and here.

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

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

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.

These week’s edges are interesting. We have the second colour. I used cream polyester thread as the second colour. The free graph for these edges are here.

rpw2015-11.12

rpw2015-11.12

Inspired by these edges, 2 kutchwork borders were drawn on paper. Working the samples and posting the details are the next step.

rpw2015-kw-pattern

rpw2015-kw-pattern

Time just flew away today. Yesterday we visited the heritage pavilion on Muscat festival. Some embroidered pieces were there, the details of which will be shared soon here.

Added later-

The two kutchwork borders. the instructions are here.

Kutch work borders- 11,12

Kutch work borders- 11,12

Working on these randjes has been different this year. Whenever these graph patterns are posted, I see the potential for kutchwork.
Designing kutchwork patterns started long time ago. The enjoyment in drawing these kutchwork patterns are surpassed by the working the same patterns. Each and every pattern seems to have its own unique path of anchoring stitches and interlacing.
Coming back to the randjes, this week’s free graph pattern is posted here. The completed 7th and 8th randjes.

rpw2015-7,8

rpw2015-7,8

The kutchwork borders inspired by these randjes.

rpw2015-7,8-kutchwork

rpw2015-7,8-kutchwork

The pattern  for these borders and some steps are posted here.

I wanted to make simple yoke in kutchwork. My new niece [Charanya] mentioned she liked black and red combination. I thought this combination would look good on white ikat fabric.

redykonwhikat-fabric

redykonwhikat-fabric

Simple yoke had small kutchwork elements.

redykonwhikat-pattern

redykonwhikat-pattern

The outline in chain stitch with silver metallic thread.

redykonwhikat-outline

redykonwhikat-outline

After working the kutchwork in black thread.

redykonwhikat-emb

redykonwhikat-emb

The yoke placed on the ikat fabric. She was surprised by this gift, when she visited me the first time.

redykonwhikat-set

redykonwhikat-set

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