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Kutch Embroidery Tutorial 2 (Squares in a row)

In the previous tutorial, we learnt how to stitch the single square in Kutch embroidery.

This is the second tutorial in the Kutch embroidery tutorial series. A request for this tutorial was made many months ago. I finally got around to adding it. :mrgreen:  Hopefully I am not too late.

In this kutch embroidery line motif, we will learn how to weave through a row of squares / diamonds. Knowing how to stitch the single square kutch embroidery motif and interlaced / double herringbone stitch will be very helpful. So if you are new to embroidery, you might want to check those two out before continuing this tutorial

(Video tutorial can be found at the end of this page)

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Let us get started with the base grid first. It is very similar to herringbone stitch.

Draw the motif on the fabric. In this, the grid is made in two journeys (onward journey is shown with red arrows and reverse journey is shown with green arrows)

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To stitch the grid, we pick up a few strands of the fabric at the corners of the squares. We will be repeating two steps till the end of the row.

Step 1 (for onward journey)

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Step 2 (for onward journey)

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Important: As shown below, during onward journey when the sharp tip of the needle is pointing up, it has to pass under the thread.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

After this, we repeat step 1 again.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Continue till the end of the line.

Now we have reached the end of the line and we have to turn around and make the return journey.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Step 1 (for return journey)

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

The needle is passed under the thread when the needle is exiting the square.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Step 2 (for return journey)

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Important- As shown below, during the return journey, when the sharp tip of the needle is pointing down, it will always pass under the thread. (opposite of onward journey).

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Complete the last square like shown below.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

This is how the woven grid should look. This stitch can be very unforgiving so please double check the grid carefully before starting the next step which is interlacing / weaving.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Interlacing is usually done with the same colored thread. Again this is also done in two journeys.

Bring needle up near the left corner of the first square. The next few pictures will show how to loop around the top corner of the squares.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

See how the purple thread has been looped around the top corner of the square? Now we have to repeat this for all squares.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Continue like shown below.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Weave and fill the last square. Step by step pictures included below.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Note how the needle weaves over and under the purple thread also.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

First square is done now. Continue to the next square.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

And repeat the steps.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

The interlacing thread will end where it began.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Finished look.

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

Kutch embroidery tutorial - squares in a line - indian embroidery tutorials

There are more kutch embroidery tutorials in this series – You can find all of them here Kutch embroidery tutorial series

Video Tutorial

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