Monday, 29 September 2014

Kantha Workshop with Dorothy Tucker

Saturday saw 18 of us turning up for the Kantha workshop.We spent some time arranging the room so it was conducive to the task. Groups of women sitting together chatting, laughing and stitching. Dorothy took us through the day step by step and managed to enable all of us to have some time with her.
The initial task was to layer up our fabrics making sure they were fine and soft enough to stitch and adding splashes of colour under the top layer

Dot happy in her work!

Lots of lovely colours being cut up.

We then had to put our 'map'  on paper and trace it onto the fabric.

The photo above and below show Dot and Dina using the source material we were given and adapting it to our own designs. Dorothy had photcopied a quilt and given us a part of the quilt to use as a starting point.

Elaine head down and hard at work!! tracing her design.

Mandy and Denise concentrating hard

Dot and Jean chatting!! but Dot's layers are ready for stitching

Dorothy suggesting ideas for Louise

Beautiful work by Dorothy's friend Surjeet Husain

A beautiful example by Dorothy's friend Jenny Bullen

more samples for us to admire

Dorothy was so helpful and inspiring

Here and below is the  work we produced on Saturday. Still lots to do but we all went home knowing what to do next. Considering they were all based on parts of an initial piece they are all so different

A lovely lovely day was had by all. And there was plenty of chatting and laughter  but also lots of learning . Its a very portable piece that can be carried around and worked anywhere.
Thank you Dorothy for a lovely day and thank you girls for making it fun. 

1 comment:

jude26 said...

Lovely start girls! Well done all