The kutch work border samples which are based on this week’s cross stitch edges on randje per week  2015 challenge are here. the # 19 border has a variation too. The step by step instructions, patterns are also given for these borders.


I have posted the working of this medium motif here.



There are instructions for working  this kutchwork medium sized motif on this page.

motif-7 sample

This same motif can be done with interlacing stitch also. If anyone interested in that interlacing version of this motif , those instructions  can also be worked out.

happy stitching1

I have posted a kutch work tutorial of a motif on this page

I have posted a new kutch work tutorial of this small motif here

small kutch motif

The tutorial for woven square is posted here.

This time I was smart enough not to loose the pictures.

some  extra patterns are also posted for  working.

 Enjoy! Your feedback will help me to improve.


The kutch work tutorial is posted here.

some pictures are hiding I don’t know why!


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.