Whenever someone asked for a kutchwork tutorial, I was putting it off for a future date.

 If anyone is new to this embroidery , please visit this site which has dealt with this embroidery eloborately-

kutchwork tutorial

I ‘ll also start from the basics,but I feel Bhavani has done a woderful job. So if you have some doubts , you can check and compare with Bhavani’s tutorial.

Deepa has also done  a tutorial  on this with a variation, how to do kutchwork over a shisha[mirror]?

 I haven’t tried her version of working this stitch.

As far as I know , there are three methods of working this stitch.

1.In this type , the edges  are blunt or curved- this is the most popular variety.Bhavani has given tutorial for this type.

type 1curved edge

2. In this type, the edges are pointed- the final effect  looks different. I learn’t this type  and later progressed to do both types.

type2 pointed edge

3. In this type, the squares are filled like weave.

type 3 woven square

All kutch work patterns can be worked in type1 or type 2 methods. type 3 being a filling method can be used  only for appropriate patterns.

From my next post , I ‘ll start with the  most basic  square and move on to small motifs, border,and finish with the working of the geometrical motifs posted on my blog.