Monday, 2 January 2012

kamal Kadai work tutorial

I have given a brief explanation on basics of kamal kadai work in previous post. Now let us move on to the tutorial part…



Step 1 : Trace the pattern to the fabric. The pattern has a step like structure, this is the peculiarity of kamal work. Here in this pattern there are 3 levels for the petal , you can add or less the levels as you wish.




Step 2 : Make 6 straight stitches by joining  points at the bottom of the petal(make these bottom points little close), and the outer edge (the edges which I have numbered) of each step. The straight stitches made to the points (1 , 6), (2 ,5), and (3 ,4 ) should be of same length. This is the basement stitch of kamal kadai work. Don’t make the stitches too tight or too loose.




Step 3 : The technique of kamal kadai work is simple needle weaving technique.After making the straight stitches, take the needle out through a point at the bottom right or left corner of the petal. Then without pricking the fabric, pass the needle above the first thread, then below the second thread, again above the third, below the fourth like that.




Step 4 : Turn around the needle and repeat the Step 3 process.




Step 5 : Repeat Step 3 and 4 till the first level, that is the (1,6) pair gets filled. Now only four straight stitches that is (2,5) and (3,4) are involved in the weaving.




Step 6 : Fill (2,5), then weave (3,4), after finishing (3,4) that is the upper level insert the needle and fasten the thread.




Step 7 : Finish all the petals by repeating the above steps.

Keep in mind :

  • Make sure that the thread is long enough to complete one petal.
  • Don’t make the thread too tight or too loose.
  • Prick the fabric at the starting and finishing points only. Do not prick in between the straight stitches.


Hope you got an idea of kamal kadai work.

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Kamal Kadai worked kurtha

happy stitching….

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Ninu said...

I like this stitch, but never gave an attempt..

sushma said...

thank u for this wonderful tutorial. i have got a bed sheet printed with this design i am eager to get started

Ramya said...

this stitch is new to me...looks so beautiful.thanks for the tutorial...

isseelan said...

Thanks raji for giving such a wonderful tutorial. Learned this technique and gave a try. It came out so beautifully and started a project on kurti. Show you the completed piece as soon as possible. Now have a look on my trial.

Shami Immanuel.

Resmi... said...

Hey Raji, loved this one. Probably I ll also try it out :-) Thanks for sharing.

Jill and Paul's Wedding said...

This is really pretty. I found your link on the Hand Embroidery Network. What a wonderful stitch. I can't wait to add it to my works.

RajiSaj said...

Thanku Jill, i cant access ur profile...:-(

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This reminds me of the Whipped Spider Wheel except of course it isn't shaped like a wheel.

Sangeeta said...

Thanks for this excellent tutorial. what strands of thread does work best for Kamla Kadai? Is it 3 or 6?

RajiSaj said...

Sangeetha, a special thread called cone thread is used for kamal kadai work, plz see the basics section i have given a pic of the thread.

Anonymous said...

Rajiji could I use pearl cotton thread?

RajiSaj said...

@Anony, ofcourse u can use pearl cotton thread dear..

Mahi said...

Hi Raji, I was looking for this stitch in Google, and landed in your blog! Nice tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

I am learning lot of new stitches from your blog! Thank you! Glad to be your follower! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this tutorial.
I wanna start it now in my plain Kurtis.

Anonymous said...

thank you for this tutorial.

madhu said...

Thanks for sharing this stitch its new to me .

shalu bansal said...

plz specify which thread u r using

fatema azad said...

perfectly explained.. Thanxs

uma muthusamy said...

Where we can get this thread

Taran Tula said...

Any craft store in the knitting crochet section

asha sasi said...

Thanks a lot for the perfect explanation. :)

ayam jago said...

sabung ayam filipina

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