Monday, November 25, 2013

Free Online Course - Basic Kasuti

Teacher: Bhavani Harikrishnan

Title: Fundamentals of Kasuti

Subject: Basic Kasuti Course

Objectives: To understand the composition of any Kasuti Pattern. Learn to analyze complex designs and to break them down into easily workable units.

Materials Needed: Embroidery frame, fabric, yarn, needles, tracing paper, yellow or white carbon.

Course Format:
This course is divided into 5 sessions

Session 1: Will take you through the Basic concepts of Kasuti
3.    Closed Motif 

Assignment 1: The Serpent Coil Border

Session 2: Introduction to side trips
1. A Simple Motif

Session 3:  Side-trips continued
      4. Border 4

Assignment 3: 2 borders

Session 4: More about side trips 
1. Square Border 1
2. Square Border 2

Assignment 4: 
1. 2 motifs
2. Convert the following two sided corner designs into a square one and work it on a sample. Each side should have at least 4 repetitions of the basic design elements.

Session 5: Introduction to complex patterns
1. Motif 1

Assignment 5: 3 complex motifs

Assessment: Students can post pictures of their work on their blogs and send me the link. 
Commencement: 25th Nov 2013
Duration: 16-20 weeks
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