Inspiration kantha

Inspiration kantha

: Creative stitchery and quilting with Asia's ancient technique

by Anna Hergert
28th August, 2017

£22.99 £22.99 Save 0% | Hardback


Kanthas, embroidered fabrics traditionally created by the women of northern India and Bangladesh, capture culture, history, and stitching creativity in their layers of repurposed old cloth. This book reveals the beauty in kantha's simplicity--it is based on simple running stitch--and offers step-by-step instructions that enable today's textile artists to enjoy it. Kanthas were originally created from threadbare clothing to rejuvenate it. The used fabrics were layered, then embellished with motifs and themes from nature, everyday life, and spirituality. This guide leads you through the layering of fabrics, transfer of imagery, and the stitching itself. There are handy motif patterns, instructions on how to begin a personal kantha reference library, and more. Both simple and complex projects, appealing to beginners and expert stitchers, get you started, and a colorful gallery of kantha work is included to inspire you.

Details & Specs

Author: Anna Hergert

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780764353574

Publication Date: 28th August, 2017

Pages: 111

Dimensions: 177 x 254 x 19 mm

Notes: illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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