CAROL ANNE GROTRIAN Back to Workshops
KANTHA WORKSHOP (1-2 DAYS)
A variety of fabrics can be used but remember we’ll be hand stitching layers.
—scraps for the “top”
—light weight batting or flannel or just a layer of a cotton fabric for the middle
—fabric for a backing, again needle-able.
(Small projects are probably best for experimenting. Perhaps 10 x 14 to 18 x 24 inches.)
Thimble (optional but quite advisable; my favorite-Clover Protect and Grip)
Safety Pins (to “baste” layers OR spray baste OR fabric glue OR baste with needle & thread)
Tracing Paper (helpful in transferring designs) or paper to cut out designs
I'll provide sashiko thread and needles. The materials fee will be $3.
Prior to Class:
—Bring a design idea. If using appliquéd shapes, bring patterns drawn on paper for figures you’ve chosen. —Optional: baste a sandwich (top of patches, middle layer and backing), so you’re ready to stitch.