Cow Parsley Kantha Kit


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Kantha is a hand stitching technique that originated in India. It was used to join several layers of sari silk together to make bedding. A running stitch was used to create representational and abstract images. This hand sewing kit uses the same techniques used hundreds of years ago. The kit contains a detailed pattern of three cow parsley plants on a blue background. This is a plant commonly seen in British towns and villages. The pattern needs to be transferred onto the blue Makower Spraytime fabric and then two layers of cotton muslin is provided to place under the marked blue fabric. These layers will then be tacked together (thread not supplied). There are full stitch instructions which can be followed when starting to use a running stitch. The design has a finished stitch size of 29cm x 21cm


  • A4 double sided instruction sheet with written instructions and stitch diagrams
  • A4 full size pattern for each kit
  • John James size 7 embroidery needle
  • 2 x pieces of cotton muslin in each kit, which is 24.5cm x 33cm, fabric originating in South Korea
  • 1 x piece Makower spraytime in blue which is 24.5cm x 33cm, fabric originating in South Korea
  • Aurifil perle 12 threads, dark blue 15m, mid blue 11m, 2710 light blue 4m


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