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GBCW..... Creeper

               We have almost reached finishing point, earlier we worked Butterfly 1 and 2,  Tulip,  Grapes. We shall move on work ' Creeper '.

                  Whole creeper is worked with ' chain stitch '.  Start working chain stitch from right side of creeper as shown in below picture. First line of chain stitch is worked with brown color with single strand, shade no 357. Second line of chain stitch is worked with 2 strands of thread, shade no 281 ( green ). With shade no 281 upper part of creeper curve  ( whole circle ) is worked using chain stitch. 


                  Third line of chain stitch is worked with 2 strands of thread, shade no 267. Each line of chain stitch is worked very closely.


                Fourth line of chain stitch is worked with 2 strands of thread, shade no 262. Observe below two pictures, fourth line of chain stitch, i stopped working fourth line of chain stitch at certain point as creeper tapers. Below two pictures shows where to stop and start again.


                   Fifth line is worked with 2 strands of thread, shade no 393. Fifth line of chain stitch starts from left side of creeper.


                Work two lines of chain stitch to the left side of creeper with shade no 393 as shown in below picture.


            Work empty center area, left side area is filled with shade no 393 and right side area with shade no 262. Same way upper part of creeper also worked.


                 Stem of Tulip is worked with 'stem stitch'. Start from center of tulip stem, center portion is worked with 2 strands of thread, shade no 355. Two lines of stem stitch is worked with shade no 355. Next with 2 strands of thread, shade no 358 work stem stitch on either side of first two stem stitch ( worked with shade no 355 ). Lastly with 2 strands of thread, shade no 380 work stem stitch on either side of previous stem stitch. If you want a little bit more broader tulip stem, then work one more stem stitch with shade no 380.

Tulip Stem

                 Next post we shall add finishing touch, final touch..... keep watching .


  1. Beautiful Work Preethi. I missed your posts. only today i came to know about this stitch along. Saved the pattern. I was dreaming of doing crewel work whenever i come across such beautiful pieces. You have given me an opportunity to do one. thanks a ton.
    Are you the one whose kutch work is featured in Anchor needle n thread magazine?

  2. Thank you Shami, thats ok, u can try now. Yes its my work featured in last two issue in Anchor Needle & Thread Magazine.


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