Back in November when I stitched my first Kamal Kadai flower, I had also traced this pattern with the intention of stitching it right away.
I kept procrastinating and the little traced flower sat there waiting to be stitched... until now!
(Link to pattern if you are interested - there are a couple patterns posted there)
For a more detailed tutorial on how to stitch - check out my previous post.
I followed the same technique to stitch this blue flower.
Now this pattern has an additional straight stitch on each petal - for a total of seven, instead of six.
Honestly, after I finished this first petal, I think that middle straight stitch was supposed to be the same length as the two stitches directly on each side. I did not know how to weave all the way to the tip of that stitch.
But, I kind of like how it turned out, because it gives the petal more of a pointed look.
All done with the petals.
Since I could still see some of my pattern lines, it was a good thing I traced it with a water soluble pen!
Here is my finished flower all cleaned up with the pattern lines gone.
I thought I would share some links of other Kamal Kadai work I found while searching online:
- Beaded Kamal Kadai Tutorial (I may have to try this sometime!)
- These beautiful Kamal Kadai flowers (using two colors for the petals)
- Here is another amazing Kamal Kadai stitch tutorial