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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Lesson I Part I: The Basic Diamond : Skeleton

Use a frame for the embroidery. The fabric should not be stretched tightly - it will lead to pluckering of embroidery when the frame is removed. The fabric should not sag within the frame either.

Mastering the Basic Diamond - Foundation

Lines A, B, C and D form the basic square or diamond depending on how it is drawn.



Points 1 and 2 are extensions of the line A at the two ends of line A.
Points 3 and 4 are extensions of the line A at the two ends of line B.
Points 5 and 6 are extensions of the line A at the two ends of line C.
Points 7 and 8 are extensions of the line A at the two ends of line D.

Bring the needle up at 1
Take it down at 2

Bring it up at 3
Take it down at 4



Up at 5
Down at 6

Up at 7
At this point, pass the needle under line A and down at 8.

The skeleton or the foundation for the basic diamond is now complete.



PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS AN ERROR IN THE FIG ABOVE - 6 AND 7 SHOULD BE INTERCHANGED Thank you Manjeri for pointing it out.


The pictures show pictorial representation and the Basic Diamondworked on fabric.

Did you notice that…

One end of A is over D and the other under B
One end of B is over A and the other under C
One end of C is over B and the other under D
One end of D is over C and the other under A

Understanding this alternating sequence of overs and unders is the secret behind successful working of Kutchwork.

It is essential to understand and master this concept before proceeding to the next step.
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