The Art of Kantha Hand Stitching

Crafts

Needlework

Day course

Paula Simpson

10 May 2023

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

£80 includes some materials

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Description

Kantha is a Bangladeshi word for rags. It is also the name given to a form of stitching used to make quilts and covers from the good parts of old worn saris.

In this workshop you will learn about the relaxing and therapeutic nature of hand stitching through creating small designs, using the Kantha technique which is a traditional hand-stitching technique from Bangladesh. The designs can be combined to make a small, stitched book or a small, framed piece.

All levels welcome.  Come and learn about the traditional Indian Kantha technique, ideal for anyone with a desire to learn how to hand stitch and develop the use of hand stitch in a more creative way.

Some fabrics and threads will be provided.

Tutor information

Paula worked as a textile’s teacher for many years in secondary education.  Her recent move to Somerset has allowed her to share ideas, teach and help adults to develop their creative skills. She takes inspiration from nature and traditional hand stitching techniques from around the world and has recently been inspired by the ‘Slow Stitch’ movement.

Her current work reflects her enjoyment of creating hand stitched, textile pieces with natural and recycled fabrics and thread.

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