Inspiration Kantha: Creative Stitchery and Quilting with Asias Ancient Technique

Inspiration Kantha: Creative Stitchery and Quilting with Asias Ancient Technique

By: Anna Hergert (author)Hardback

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Kanthas, embroidered fabrics traditionally created by the women of northern India and Bangladesh, capture culture, history, and stitching creativity in their layers of repurposed old cloth. This book reveals the beauty in kanthas simplicity -- it is based on simple running stitch -- and offers step-by-step instructions that enable todays textile artists to enjoy it. Kanthas were originally created from threadbare clothing to rejuvenate it. The used fabrics were layered, then embellished with motifs and themes from nature, everyday life, and spirituality. This guide leads you through the layering of fabrics, transfer of imagery, and the stitching itself. There are handy motif patterns, instructions on how to begin a personal kantha reference library, and more. Both simple and complex projects, appealing to beginners and expert stitchers, get you started, and a colourful gallery of kantha work is included to inspire you.

About Author

Anna Hergert is a full time professional artist specializing in stitched textiles. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780764353574
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9780764353574
  • weight: 662
  • ISBN10: 0764353578

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