Kantha is a Bangladeshi word for cloth, and a particular way of stitching embroidered quilts made from the good parts of old worn out saris. A wealth of kantha designs are eloquently drawn with running stitch. These designs are filled with pattern and colour and then surrounded by quilting. I will show you some traditional and contemporary examples and processes, and you will create your own embroidered quilt by outlining a variety of interesting shapes which will be arranged or shuffled around to create a satisfying composition, then stitched in subtle variations of running stitch, and finally surrounded with the rippling textures unique to kantha.
It is up to you to choose a source of inspiration or an idea or a collection of objects to provide these “interesting shapes” .
Morning Sessions: Join Zoom at 9.15am to start 9.30am
Afternoon Sessions: Join Zoom at 2.15pm to start at 2.30pm
19 October Setting up/practice run, and Introduction (One one-hour session 9.30am to 10.30am)
26 October Fabrics and Threads. Selecting and Sampling
2 November Collecting interesting shapes in search of a composition
9 November Preparing a larger piece (Only one one-hour session 9.30am - 10.30am. This will give you all time to catch up and be ready for the next three days)
16 November Outlining interesting shapes with running stitch
23 November Quilting to create those lovely rippling textures!
30 November And more about outlining and quilting
|Course length:||7 sessions|
|Cost:||£65 to include some materials and introductory session|
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