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Fun Stitch !!!! Basket Weave with Open Cretan

           Hi, i am back. Schools started and its time for me to start blogging.  All these days although i couldn't  do much of work, but .............but still kept doing my homework, in the sense, i came across few different types of embroidery which i had not heard much about them. Well its embroideries of Gujarat, apart from Kutch work, many other types of embroidery like Jat, Soof, Karaek, Rabari, Ahir, Pakko, Mutawa ..., etc. list goes so on. I will soon talk one by one on these types.

              Today's post " fun stitch" is influenced by Gujarat. Its very simple like basket weaving. Have a look at below picture!!!!!!

Basket weave using open cretan

               Simple embellishment on a tunic and teamed up with kutch work.

Basket weave with kutch work

            To begin, i simply draw guidelines as below        

Guidelines to Basket Weave
                    Come out at point 1 and start working open cretan stitch on inside square ( same as base stitch in kutch daimond ).

Basket Weave

             While ending first square at point 1, pass needle under the thread. Next begin second square, here worked with green color thread. After working cretan stitch at point 2, pass needle under pink thread, same thing is worked again at point 4. While ending second square, pass needle under green thread at starting point of second square. In the same way try to finish rest of 3 squares, following weaving  pattern as shown in below collage.

Basket weave with open cretan

First part of weaving

First part of basket weave

                  Now start with second part of weaving in same way as first part. Click on below image for better view.

Second part of weaving

       This type of work is usually done on " Dowry Bag " at the time of marriage in parts of (tribal )Gujarat and is teamed with kutch work, mirror work and other simple stitches.

Basket weave with open cretan on tunic

               Sit back, relax and enjoy this very simple and fun filled stitch .


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