Kutch Embroidery Tutorial 3 (Border Motif)

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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.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

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.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Stitching the grid first.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Don’t forget to pass needle under thread when going up.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Closeup look below. This will be repeated throughout.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

When the end is reached, turn around. Treat the last square just like you would a single square.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Pass needle under to exit the square.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Now we will make the grid for the square that is stacked on top of the row.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Take needle under and over.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

This is how the grid will look at this stage.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Repeat the steps shown above.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

 

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

 

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Grid completed.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Bring interlacing thread up near 1. Interlace as shown below.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

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.

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

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Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

Kutch Embroidery tutorial-border motif-Step by step photos

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