Dorothy Tucker

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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

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 is also the name given to a form of stitching used to make quilts and covers 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 work with the simplest of stitches to outline shapes and to fill spaces we will become intrigued by the subtle changes which begin to take place in the soft surfaces of the cloth, and then we will be drawn into stitching a personal design in which the meaning and textile qualities evolve as we work.

A jug or mug and one or two small objects which have a connection them will provide the starting points for personal designs. Information and inspiration for hand sewing will come from seeing and handling some old traditional and contemporary examples of Kantha.

Kantha can be addictive and soothing. Once started you may choose to stitch on and on and on……!

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