Mirror Work (Method 5) – with Kutch Embroidery

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This is a tutorial for both Shisha work (mirror work) and kutch embroidery. This is a beautiful pattern. You can use one big mirror like I have shown below or you can use 4 small mirrors.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

Like in any other kutch embroidery stitch, we will first stitch the grid that will hold the mirror in place and will also be the base for interlacing.

Note: You can also glue the mirror to the fabric if you think it will help.

Draw a circle around the mirror.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

We will be drawing 3 rectangles around the mirror.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

The mirror can be placed when we are stitching the second rectangle.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

Starting next rectangle.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

Note how the vertical line on the left (A) is above the horizontal line. So the next vertical line (B) should pass below the horizontal line.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

Weave the needle again.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

Place mirrorĀ  in position.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

Repeat steps for the third rectangle.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

Base grid is ready now.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

Next we will do the interlacing. Detailed tutorial with step by step pictures for interlacing is given here.

So I am going to show only the progress here. Click the link above for detailed tutorial.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

Finished look.

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

kutch embroidery in shisha or mirror work - tutorial with step by step pictures

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