Wednesday, 19 March 2014

SAL Kantha - spirals,scrolls and kantha booti.

I have finished the spirals and scrolls with kantha stitch using 2 strands of black stranded cotton thread.

Then I have filled the center motif with a stitch called 'kantha booti' using 2 strands of black floss.
Booti means motif. Please don't fill the motif with very closely placed stitches like satin stitch filling.
Did you notice that this kantha booti in our pattern is not symmetrical ?Asymmetrical are part of many kantha quilts.

I thought some of you would like to have a tutorial for 'kantha booti' so here it is..
Kantha booti is always worked from the outer line towards the center.
Step 1 : Bring the needle and thread up at 'a', go down at 'b', come up at 'c', go down at 'd' , come up at 'e', go down at 'f', come up at 'g', g down at 'h', come up at 'i' and go down at 'j'

Step 2 : Bring the needle and thread up near 'a', go down near 'b', come up near 'c' and continue working in circle until the entire motif is filled.
                                         This is how the completed motif should look.

Hint: In case if all the petals but one is filled then you could add a couple of stitches only in that petal to complete this motif.

I will be back next wednesday with an update.
Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or suggestions.

Happy stitching!


nsangheetha said...

Thanks for the next stitch. will do and post the update.Btw, I hope I can change the color for the Kantha Butti.

Emmy said...

I just found this kantha Sal how can I join I hope I am not to late

regards Emmy

Emmy said...

I lookt a bit and found I only have to send you my mail adres
hope I am not to late

regrads Emmy

Anita said...

@ Sangheetha - It's your piece so you can change the colors/stitches for sure. Have fun! Looking forward to see a different version.

Emmy said...

thank you so much Anita for including me in the sal and for the pattern

regards Emmy

Gembirdie said...

Ok, done. I find that I'm getting faster at judging the stitch length and where to come out of the fabric.
The bhutti was strange - some of the petals were easier to stitch than others. Maybe because of the angle on the evenweave fabric?


Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Muito bom!
Obrigada pelo tutorial!
Um abraço!

Very good!
Thanks for the tutorial!

Anita said...

@ Isabelle - you are correct. It would be slightly difficult to place the stitches at an angle when your ground fabric is even-weave.Please try to pierce the warp/weft threads wherever needed while placing the angular stitches to get the job done easily.Hope this helps!

Leelagovind said...

i have updated my SAL here..