Fabric, wool and haberdashery
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.
Duration and Price
3 Hours – £25 plus material cost