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 ).
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 .