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French knot

French knot, most of us know how to work french knot. Yet i am sharing this post with some tips and tricks to get a perfect knot. French knot can be worked firmly i.e, getting firm knots and also bit free ( loose) knots also. Observe below picture, center circle worked with red color and also two heart shapes are firm knots, where as to its right and left side triangles are freely worked knots. Both knots has its own charm and can be worked according to one's requirement or pattern requirement.



                      Simple method to work french knot, observe below collage. Here i have worked with two strands of thread. Bring thread out, place needle below thread as shown in picture, wrap thread firmly (not too tight) two or three times as shown, holding thread firmly with left hand pierce needle close to the point where you started, and positioning of needle should be 90 degree (vertical) while pulling back thread. By holding needle vertically, you get perfect …

Couching, Couching Simple Couching

I think all of  us know couching !!!!!. There are various way to couch, some use herringbone stitch to couch a thread, some buttonhole stitch .... so on.

                 Basic couching, have a look at below picture, lay a thread or cord, then run simple stitch to hold thread at regular intervals as shown in picture.


             Here i have used 6 strands of thread for laying and 2 strands of thread for couching.
                    Simple exercise, i have taken a circle to work couching.

                 Observe above and below picture, to start couching, come out and while ending go down the fabric. 


                   Like this geometrical motifs can be worked to create interesting patterns. Below is the example how couching can be used to create beautiful texture following a pattern.



                Happy Couching !!!!!!!

Pachis Work Pattern

Pachis work pattern. Hope you all enjoy it.



Pachis Work

"Pachis work", Its very simple and gives rich effect. So in this post let me talk on Pachis embroidery. It is same as, base stitched worked in kutch work using herringbone method. Here instead of filling base stitch, cross stitch is worked. Observe below picture.



                     Start at point 1 then go on 2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8, as shown in above picture. Once herringbone stitch is worked, later work cross stitch on herringbone stitch as shown in above picture starting at point 1, then go on 2,3 and 4.

                One tip to remember is, while working continuously, each tip should match exactly to each other as shown in below picture.


                Earlier in my post i had worked " Mantap" kutch design. With same design with little alteration, i have worked pachis embroidery.




                     Now bit comparison, same design but different work. Kutch work and Pachis work.



                  Even backside of worked fabric has beautiful …

Advanced Kutch Design

One more kutch design, again inspired by "Karnatak Kashida". You can get this pattern here.
       Hope you enjoy working this pattern. I call this pattern as "Mantap" kutch design.



Kutch Basic Design

Earlier in my post, i talked about kutch embroidery basics, lesson 1lesson 2lesson 3 and lesson 4. Today i am providing its designs "basic design ". And also two practice designs. Hope you all enjoy it !!!!