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Kantha workshops

Currently I am offering workshops on Kantha

Kantha: A special way of sewing with Dorothy Tucker

Kantha is a Bangladeshi word for cloth. It also describes the way running stitch is used to create embroidered quilts traditionally made in Bengal from the good parts of old worn saris.

By folding and stitching together layers of washed and worn fabrics we will make a cloth which is lovely to handle. As we outline shapes with running stitch and fill these with pattern and colour we become intrigued by the subtle changes which take place in the soft surfaces of the cloth, and drawn into creating our own kantha.

In the summer months I regularly teach live kantha workshops at Moor Hall in Shropshire.  Come the winter, Bobby Britnell and I have been offering an online course which runs one day each week during November.

For more information


Textile Study Group Summer School

“Travelling Lines”

15 July – 18 July 2024

I will be one of the three tutors leading a workshop for the 2024 Textile Study Group Summer School.


2016/2017 workshops

Kantha: Colour, Shapes and Spaces

A two day course: 27th and 28th June 2016
At Moor Hall Farmhouse , Bettws-y-Crwyn, Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire SY7 8PH

For more information contact: Bobby Britnell email:

Kantha: Flowers and Foliage

One day workshop on 26th November 2016
For North Herts & Beds Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild

The Settlement, Nevells Road, Letchworth, Herts SG6 4UB
For more information contact North Herts & Beds Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild

Kantha: Flowers and Foliage

A one day workshop Saturday 17th June 2017 10am – 4.00pm
For The Oswestry and District Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild

The Memorial Hall, Festival Square, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2EG
For more information contact Oswestry and District Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild

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