This is the third tutorial in this Kutch embroidery tutorial series. This is a border motif. It has squares (/ diamonds) in a row and single squares are stacked on alternate squares. You can make this design as long as you want. So this is ideal for adding borders to sarees, kurti tops, bed sheets, table cloths etc.
Here is the pattern for the base. If you are new to kutch embroidery, draw this on a piece of paper and keep it handy when reading the tutorial so you wont have to scroll up and down a lot.
Stitching the grid first.
Don’t forget to pass needle under thread when going up.
Closeup look below. This will be repeated throughout.
When the end is reached, turn around. Treat the last square just like you would a single square.
Pass needle under to exit the square.
Now we will make the grid for the square that is stacked on top of the row.
Take needle under and over.
This is how the grid will look at this stage.
Repeat the steps shown above.
Bring interlacing thread up near 1. Interlace as shown below.
When you reach the corner of a square, loop around it. When you are at an intersection, weave through to go to the next square.