LEVEL- Intermediate
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-
Motif10
The drawing-

motif-10 pattern

motif-10 pattern

The pattern on cloth-

motif-10pattern on cloth

motif-10pattern 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.
Stage1-
After drawing the design on the cloth, the needle threaded with violet perle cotton is brought out .

motif-10b2

motif-10b2

Make the first basic stitch on the next point.

motif-10b3

motif-10b3

Repeat this again at the next point and cross over to next corner.

motif-10b4

motif-10b4

Complete this corner with basic stitch and move over to the next corner.

motif-10b5

motif-10b5

Work as before, and cross over to the starting corner

motif-10b6

motif-10b6

Completing this step, move over to the next point as shown in the picture-

motif-10b7

motif-10b7

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.

motif-10b8

motif-10b8

The centre is left blank in the pattern, so a stitch is made to turn at right angle.

motif-10b9

motif-10b9

Turn and move under and over the previous lines as shown

motif-10b10

motif-10b10

After working the basic stitches , moving under and over the previous worked lines cross over to the other side.

motif-10b11

motif-10b11

Repeat the last three steps on this side of the pattern

motif-10b12

motif-10b12

After repeating these steps another time, on the adjacent side, move over to the last side.

motid-10b13

motid-10b13

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

motif 10b14

motif 10b14

Completed basic stitch of this motif, with the weaving thread.

motif-10b15

motif-10b15

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.

motif-10w2a

motif-10w2a

After filling the first square , turn at right angle and cross over to the next corner square weaving through the basic stitch rows

motif10-w3a

motif10-w3a

Work the square filling and turn at right angle, the needle shows the up and down movement of the thread.

motif10-w4a

motif10-w4a

After completing all the corners in the same way entering the first square once again, pass the needle and thread through the fabric.

motif10-w5a

motif10-w5a

Stage 2-
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.

motif10p-sample

motif10p-sample

The pattern

motif10-p pattern

motif10-p pattern

The basic stitch.
Start at the corner square-

motif10-p1

motif10-p1

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.

motif10-p2

motif10-p2

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.

motif10-p3

motif10-p3

This square is similar to the first square and is worked in the same way. Now, cross over to the other side.

motif10-p4

motif10-p4

This corner is also similar to the first and third squares, and thus worked accordingly. Check B9 picture, it is the same point.

motif10-p5

motif10-p5

This square being the same as first and third squares, the thread moves over the previous thread . cross over again.

motif10-p6

motif10-p6

This square is similar to the second square, so the thread moves under the previous thread.

motif10-p7

motif10-p7

Moving to the starting point, the thread is secured at the back.

motif10-p8

motif10-p8

The completed part of the motif with basic stitch.

motif10-p9

motif10-p9

Weaving
Start at the first square,

motif10-pw1

motif10-pw1

Filling the square-

motif10-pw2

motif10-pw2

Weave through to the other side, go around the corners as shown, weave back through the same route and turn at right angle

motif10-pw3

motif10-pw3

Turn at right angle again at the next corner

motif10-pw4

motif10-pw4

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.

motif10-pw5

motif10-pw5

The corner gets filled by the weaving thread. Weaving the thread through the squares-

motfi10-pw6

motfi10-pw6

Go around the corner and weave through to the other square.

motif10-pw7

motif10-pw7

Time to around the next second inner square

motif10-pw8

motif10-pw8

After weaving through, work the last square and weave back.

motif10-pw9

motif10-pw9

Go back to the first square and insert the needle into the fabric to finish .

motif10-pw10

motif10-pw10

The part of the motif- completed.

motif10-pcompleted

motif10-pcompleted

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

motif10-w6a

motif10-w6a

Going around the inner square-

motif10-w7a

motif10-w7a

Start weaving through to reach the other end.

motif10-w8a

motif10-w8a

Going around the next inner square.

motif10-w9a

motif10-w9a

moving to the square filling.

motif10-w10a

motif10-w10a

Square filled and weaving once again

motif10-w11a

motif10-w11a

Turn at the corner, weave through and start to fill the square

motif10-w12a

motif10-w12a

Fill the square, weave back again, start to go around the next inner square,

motif10-w13a

motif10-w13a

After going around the inner square, weave over to the other side of the motif

motif10-w14a

motif10-w14a

Starting with this side of the motif-

motif10-w15a

motif10-w15a

The same steps are followed to complete this side also. Weaving through to the next side.

motif10-w16a

motif10-w16a

The filling in progress on the next side.

motif10-w17a

motif10-w17a

Completing the last side, moving back to the starting side

motif10-w18a

motif10-w18a

Finish of the working on this side and insert the needle in to the fabric to fasten off.

motif10-completed

motif10-completed

Another view of the motif

motfi10-another view

motfi10-another view

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.
Chitra

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4 Responses to “kutchwork tutorial- medium motif 10”

    1. Bharati Chimmad Says:

      A beautiful illustration but becomes difficult at second stage because of lack of contrast in thread color. I have completed the motif but doing it second time because it hasnt come neat like yours.

      1. jizee6687 Says:

        next time I will keep this in mind, Thank you. do you have a picture of your work? this weaving needs to practice.


  1. This is great, thank you! Your instructions are clear, and that “partial” motif I think would be useful as a scatter-motif, too.

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