Today I joined a lovely group of ladies in Cranwell Village Hall to learn the basics of Kantha stitching. Our tutor, Gilli Theokritoff, is an active member of Region 10 of the Quilters Guild, running workshops both locally and around the country. Gilli brought along several beautiful examples of her Kantha work and provided the group with a choice of designs and threads to work with during the day.
Kantha is a simple embroidery technique consisting of running stitch often worked in parallel lines and in various directions. The photo below shows two beautiful examples of Gilli’s Kantha work using her “Little Bird” design.
I am sure I speak for everyone when I say what a great day we had and you can see from the following images the variety of designs and colours that were worked on during the day.