Kutchwork shisha tutorial - Part 2 , the interlacing

At last I have managed to take the pictures of interlacing the kutch framework . There are a lot of pictures ,so you may have to wait a while for all of them to get loaded. It is difficult to explain this method verbally, so I've relied more on pictures rather than description.

For those joining in late, we're doing the shisha using Kutchwork.The first part of the tutorial is here. I am not using the mirror for this tutorial ,but once you learn how to stitch this pattern,you can always tack or glue a shisha in the middle and do the weaving on it.

In the last post, we have completed the framework .Here, I'll show how the interlacing is done.

I've used a light colored thread (six strands) for the interlacing .

Step 1. The starting point is between 1 and 8.Come up between the points 1 and 8.

Have a careful look at the pic above. The three white lines correspond to the sequence in which I'll interlace the squares (or diamonds).

The sketch for reference!!

Step 2 : Follow the over ,under sequence. You're going inside the square.

Step 3: Now move out.Check the pictures below.

Your frame will look like this after step 3.

Step 4: Moving back into the square - over and under the purple thread

The kutch base looks like this.

Step 5: The top part of the square is complete. We'll now move to the next square. Once the top section of three squares in the line are interlaced ,on the return journey we'll interlace the bottom half

Repeat the same sequence as in the first square for the next squares in the line.

Step 6 : Start the return journey.
In the picture below, I've shown a common mistake we tend to do. The over,under sequence needs to be followed based on the purple (the base) thread,not the current interlacing thread.

Step 7: Go back into the last square to interlace the second half. Follow the pictures to complete the interlacing of the first line.

Step 8: Once you reach at the starting point,go down and come up at the next line (9 and 16)

Step 9 : Repeat the above steps from 1 to 8 for the second and third line too.

The completed pattern!!

Now you can try the same with big sequins or mirrors or even with four small mirrors,glued in the appropriate open squares. I hope you enjoyed learning something totally new :)

Love,luck and sunshine,