Kantha ~ Outlining and Quilting an on-line pilot course

Kantha ~ Outlining and Quilting an on-line pilot course

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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
1:Mon19 Oct 2020
2:Mon26 Oct 2020
3:Mon2 Nov 2020
4:Mon9 Nov 2020
5:Mon16 Nov 2020
6:Mon23 Nov 2020
7:Mon30 Nov 2020
Cost: £65 to include some materials and introductory session

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