‘Kantha & Boro stitched Journal Book Covers’

‘Kantha & Boro stitched Journal Book Covers’


In this introduction to the hand embroidery of the Kantha and Boro stitch, spend half a day in the relaxing atmosphere of Threads Studio making simple yet decorative stitches to patch and layer fabrics in the traditional repair methods of the Japanese and the decorative embellishment approaches of India.

Guided by your tutor you will assemble these patched fabrics to form a simple book cover which would make for an interesting journal for yourself or as a gift.

Level of Experience

This class is suitable for the absolute beginner to intermediate

Materials / Equipment required by Attendees


  • Consider your patched fabric choices – natural colours and fabrics work best.
  • A selection of linens in neutral tones or tones of indigo and perhaps brightly coloured prints mixed could also make for a pleasant combination.
  • Cream or white Pearle thread for stitches.
  • 0.25 metre of light-weight calico or similar for backing.
  • 0.25 metre of polyester wadding or Bump for interlining your book cover.
  • 0.50 metre of 1cm /2cm wide coloured cotton tape or ribbon for making a tie to secure the covers of the book
  • Either some fabric glue or a small number of off-cuts of bonda web to help secure your layers before you stitch.
  • A5 sketch book or journal


  • Sewing Box with fabric scissors, snips and hand sewing needles, pins, disappearing fabric marker and a ruler.
  • Sewing Machine for construction of your book cover, although you can stitch this by hand if you prefer.

If you do not have a Sewing Machine, or don’t want to bring your own, you can use one of our latest Brother demonstration machines for the nominal fee of £3.00 per session.


Gary Mills

Duration and Price

3 Hours – £25 plus material cost

The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 8

Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.

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