Recycle fabrics using Kantha Stitch is a two day course led by textile artist, Amarjeet Nandhra.
16 & 23 June
10.30am – 3pm
Course Fee: Full Price £140 : Retiree Price £125 : Concession Price £110
Limited to eight people.
Do you have a collection of fabrics that have memories or stories associated with them? You don’t want to discard them, but you have never quite known what to do with them. This is the perfect course for you. Come and take inspiration from kantha quilting and recycle your old, favourite fabric.
Kantha is a style of stitching found in Indian embroidery. Traditionally Bengali women layered together old discarded clothing with the simple kantha style stitching to make a bedspread or bed cushion. They repurposed the old into something useful and protective.
You use kantha inspired stitches and patterns to create your own unique piece. You’ll investigate the decorative or narrative language of stitch and blend old and new materials. By the end of the course you’ll have created several exploratory samples, or a small resolved piece. And, all by using the simple running stitch.
No matter your level of experience, everyone is welcome to join this course and recycle fabrics using kantha stitch.
We provide light refreshments throughout the day, but please bring your lunch. Or you could visit our neighbouring cafes in Dickens Yard – there are lots to choose from.