Saturday, 24 February 2018

My Experiments with Kutch Work / Kutch Embroidery

Kutch is a traditional embroidery form of Gujarat, a state in India.
Kutch Work or Kutchi work as known among the locals involves the lots of mirrors and cotton or silk thread and is worked on cotton or silk fabric.

There are different kinds of Kutch Work depending on the materials used and the type of stitches or even patterns used.

The six types of Kutch Embroidery are:

Soof Embroidery
Kharek
Paako
Rabari
Garasia Jat
Mutava
(source wkipedia)

Each type of embroidery is a distinct form involving various stitches and/ or mirror work.

When I started learning Kutch Work few days back, I had thought that it involves only interlacing stitches and mirror work.

After much research, now I know that there is more to it. Other stitches that are done in Kutch Work are- Satin stitch, Buttonhole, chain stitch etc.

Finally, after some trial and error I succeeded in working  few motifs.


The perfect single diamond among the lot.


This has become my favourite.I love the way it looks.


This would make an elegant border for any embroidery project.


Kutch work is a type of interlacing stitch where in, interlacing is dome on foundation stitches. These foundation stitch are similar to either herringbone stitch or cretan stitch.

Lot more to learn.....