In response to comments received through the E.G. survey, the East Midlands Region E.G. are very happy to offer a one day workshop on Saturday 13th June 2015. We hope that members will support this new initiative.
SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2015
THE RUBY HUNT CENTRE, CHURCH STREET, DONINGTON, PE11 4UA
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9.30AM – 4PM
Angela Daymond – Kantha Work on Woad Fabric
Denise Priestley – Strawberry Keepsake Box
Heather Wright – Oriental Inspiration
Further details for each workshop regarding the materials can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
£30 - includes a buffet lunch and tea, coffee and cake throughout the day.
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE A CHARGE OF £10, PAYABLE TO THE TUTOR ON THE DAY, FOR THE MATERIALS THEY ARE SUPPLYING.
A downloadable Booking Form is attached at the bottom of this page.
Details of our next workshop day to be held in October will be announced at Regional Day - click on the link to see the workshops
Kantha Work on Woad Fabric
Kantha is a traditional hand sewing technique which originated in Indian about 500 years ago. In this relaxing workshop you will be combining kantha stitching with heritage woad dyed fabric. Woad is one of the oldest blue plant dyes in the world and was grown extensively across Lincolnshire in the 1800’s.
Kantha designs are traditionally taken from nature and the fabric covered with various styles of running stitch. You will be shown how to transfer a hare or heron onto fabric before stitching within the outlines using different thickness of thread. A background will be stitched focusing on texture and technique. This stitching can be mounted into a frame or form a centre piece of a bag.