Kamal kadai embroidery method

Let's learn embroidery: Kamal kadai, which originated in India, and which involves lines and weaving. An interesting technique for your next hand embroidery project.

This flower's spokes are not just made from straight stitches, but long chain stitches. Once the whipping is done, the sides of each chain are pulled together to form the diamonds at the top. This is from Jane Nicholas' book Stumpwork Embroidery.

whipped spiderweb The cool thing about this flower is that each spoke is not just a straight stitch, it is a long and skinny chain stitch. Once the whipping is done, the sides of each chain are pulled together to form the diamonds at the top.

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