Wednesday 3rd April - This is a technique from India where the local women use sari scraps to make quilts or larger quilts with small stitched patterns.
Kantha Quilting with Gilli Salmons (www.tastytextiles.blogspot.com)
An introduction to kantha quilting. This is a technique from India where the local women use sari scraps to make quilts or larger quilts with small stitched patterns. It is suitable for all abilities and uses a running stitch done by hand. The tutor can provide small templates and equipment for those who wish to stitch patterns. A piece can be started to make into an A5 book cover – further information can be taken away for completion after the class. This is a relaxing technique which gives very individual results.
Date: Wednesday 3rd April
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Dorset Centre for Creative Arts (Middle Farm Way, Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 3AR)
Workshop Fee: £20
What does the student need to bring?
A sewing needle, scissors, threads such as perle cotton or stranded cottons and a base fabric 20 x 10 inches of lightweight calico or cotton (this will make a book cover size).