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Gopur Variation, one more Kutch Work Pattern

Hi, here comes one more kutch work pattern, its a variation of " Gopur Kutch Pattern ". Quite big motif, looks complex at first sight, but serious its very simple and covers large area. You can the pattern here " Gopur Variation Kutch Pattern ".
           Below picture shows first step of foundation stitch. Observe small squares (yet to be worked ), these 26 squares are worked in next step of foundation stitch. 


                    Second part of foundation stitch .



                      Same way filling ( interlacing foundation stitch ) worked in two steps. Below picture shows first step.


                   Here comes finished " Gopur Kutch Pattern ", again each 26 squares has to be interlaced individually for second step of filling.



               Hope you all enjoy working this pattern also. For any queries do leave a word. Happy Stitching !!!

Kutch Work Pattern

Hi, here comes two more Kutch work patterns, again its inspired by " Karnatak Kasuthi " patterns, its called kutch square and border. Hope you all enjoy these patterns too. You can get these patterns Kutch Square and Kutch Border.


                Happy Stitching !!!!!!

Gota Patti ( Lappe ka kaam )

Gota Patti work also known as " Lappe Ka Kaam ", the most famous work of  "Rajasthan" and origin of this craft. Gotapatti traditionally worked on temple idols, cloths on offering prayer, on royal outfits ( Mughal Era ). These outfits especially worn on auspicious days, weddings.


                  Earlier these Gota ( ribbons ) were made with pure gold and sliver, now a substitute Gota ribbons woven on power loom with cotton (warp) and metal (weft) threads. These Gota are cut into different shapes like circle, leaf ( sometimes small ribbons directly hemmed to enhance borders ) to create a pattern. Gota's  are also folded into shapes like rhomboid to create a border.


                 Gota are first stuck with fabric glue on fabric and then  appliqued using couching, back stitch, chain stitch, hem or running stitch. Gota  has tape at its backside for stiffness and also holds ribbon threads from fraying after cutting into shapes.























GBCW...... Final touch

Hurray its final post on GBCW,  earlier we did butterfly 1 & 2tulipgrapes and creeper. Lets add some final touch to complete this project.
                Now for upper part of grapes ( half circle ), work ' Bullion knots' with 3 strands of thread, shade no 267.  And for stem of grapes, work two line of  ' chain stitch ' with 2 strands of thread, shade no 262.

                      For tiny creepers on big creeper work ' Stem stitch ' with 3 strands of thread, shade no 267.


                  Work ' French knots ' around tiny creepers with single strand and two warps, shade no 307.


                   Work ' French knots ' for the circle on grapes leaf with 2 strands of thread, shade no 269.


            Vow, we are done !!!!!  Are you ready to have a glance .......... Here you go...........



                     This project is intermediate, not too tough. That doesn't mean beginners can't try !!!!, even you can try o…

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…

GBCW........ Grapes

Hi, we are almost getting there..... previous posts we worked on worked ' Butterfly 1 and 2, flower Tulip '. Now to move on, lets start working Grapes.
                     Grapes, each grape is worked with ' Ribbed spider web stitch and satin stitch '. Have a look at below picture, First mark guidelines to work ribbed spider web stitch. In each Grape, keep satin stitch area more than ribbed spider web stitch.
' Ribbed Spider Web stitch '  is worked with 3 strands of thread, shade no 873. 


                      While working ribbed spider stitch, (whipping vertical lines ) always start from left side and end at right side for each line. After ending at right side don't start working next line from right to left because whipping will defer.


               To start working satin stitch, first outline outer area with stem stitch with 3 strands of thread, shade no 871 ( as shown in below picture ).



               Now work satin stitch over s…

GBCW.....Tulip

Last two post GBCW 1 and  2 , we worked on Butterfly. Now we shall work upper flower which i call ' Tulip '.

                   To work two lower leaf of tulip, first add guidelines at the center of  leaf as shown in below picture. Start working ' fly stitch '  with 3 strands of thread and shade no 889 ( olive green )





                  Lets concentrate on center portion of tulip, work ' satin stitch '  horizontally with 3 strands of thread, shade no 10 (peach color).


                Now work ' chain stitch ' on outer part of leaf covering center bud with 2 strands of thread, shade no 246 ( dark green ).


                     Now again work second line of ' chain stitch ' around outer part of leaf with 2 strands of thread, shade no 267.


                 Once again work third line of chain stitch around outer part of leaf with 2 strands of thread shade no 256 ( light green). So first line will be dark green, second line is …