This medium sized motif does not have many steps, but a few long ones, the weaving and the interlacing are done in two steps, this aspect takes this motif to intermediary level. The motif-
The pattern on cloth-
The instructions are given in three stages.
stage1.the basic stitch or the anchoring stitch.
Stage2- the working of the corner part of the motif.
Stage3- the working of the complete motif.
The requirement of stage 2 will be understood, during it’s working. We had a similar motif here.
After drawing the design on the cloth, the needle threaded with violet perle cotton is brought out .
Make the first basic stitch on the next point.
Repeat this again at the next point and cross over to next corner.
Complete this corner with basic stitch and move over to the next corner.
Work as before, and cross over to the starting corner
Completing this step, move over to the next point as shown in the picture-
This step is also continuous , without any breaks. Cross over to the opposite corner, continuing with the stitches, the needle moves under or over the other anchoring lines, as shown in the picture.
Remember, when the thread moves over at one junction, it should move under in the next one. This keeps the interlacing and the weaving intact.
The centre is left blank in the pattern, so a stitch is made to turn at right angle.
Turn and move under and over the previous lines as shown
After working the basic stitches , moving under and over the previous worked lines cross over to the other side.
Repeat the last three steps on this side of the pattern
After repeating these steps another time, on the adjacent side, move over to the last side.
The last side is also worked in the same way,
The basic stitches are completed and the needle and thread are taken to the other side of the fabric to complete the basic stitch
Completed basic stitch of this motif, with the weaving thread.
Before going to the working of the corner part, we will fill the corner squares.
The weaving –
This being the first line of weaving thread, it is quite simple.
Start at any corner, insert the needle through the anchoring stitches and work down and up to fill the square.
After filling the first square , turn at right angle and cross over to the next corner square weaving through the basic stitch rows
Work the square filling and turn at right angle, the needle shows the up and down movement of the thread.
After completing all the corners in the same way entering the first square once again, pass the needle and thread through the fabric.
Part of the motif
I have worked one part of the corner separately to show the path of the weaving thread.
The part looks like this after the weaving.
The basic stitch.
Start at the corner square-
Complete the basic stitch on the square as shown in the picture and cross over to the other end. Notice the thread moves over the previous thread here.
This square being adjacent, the thread moves under the previous thread. This is another rule of kutch work, if in one square the thread moves over the previous thread, in the next square it moves underneath the previous thread. This can easily be seen on single square borders .
cross over to the other side.
This square is similar to the first square and is worked in the same way. Now, cross over to the other side.
This corner is also similar to the first and third squares, and thus worked accordingly. Check B9 picture, it is the same point.
This square being the same as first and third squares, the thread moves over the previous thread . cross over again.
This square is similar to the second square, so the thread moves under the previous thread.
Moving to the starting point, the thread is secured at the back.
The completed part of the motif with basic stitch.
Start at the first square,
Filling the square-
Weave through to the other side, go around the corners as shown, weave back through the same route and turn at right angle
Turn at right angle again at the next corner
Turn again. The thread moves around the inner squares to form the extra fourth line for each of the outer squares. The inner squares get filled by the weaving.
The corner gets filled by the weaving thread. Weaving the thread through the squares-
Go around the corner and weave through to the other square.
Time to around the next second inner square
After weaving through, work the last square and weave back.
Go back to the first square and insert the needle into the fabric to finish .
The part of the motif- completed.
This working is shown here for a purpose. The main motif is worked in the same way- square fillings, weaving through the lines, and going around the inner squares. By this method the motif gets completed in one long journey. Coming back to the main motif.
Restart at the next square. And weave through
Going around the inner square-
Start weaving through to reach the other end.
Going around the next inner square.
moving to the square filling.
Square filled and weaving once again
Turn at the corner, weave through and start to fill the square
Fill the square, weave back again, start to go around the next inner square,
After going around the inner square, weave over to the other side of the motif
Starting with this side of the motif-
The same steps are followed to complete this side also. Weaving through to the next side.
The filling in progress on the next side.
Completing the last side, moving back to the starting side
Finish of the working on this side and insert the needle in to the fabric to fasten off.
Another view of the motif
This a very interesting motif to work . I did not realize when I drew the pattern, the complexity of the working. Later added the working of the part of the motif. Which I hope proves useful for the working of this motif. I want to post another similar motif which will be motif 10a.
Any doubts can be clarified through comments.
Enjoy stitching this motif.