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 full size pattern of a moon gazing hare on a white background.
There is a colour choice of a brown hare or a blue hare. The pattern needs to be transferred onto the white fabric and then two layers of cotton muslin is provided to place under the marked cotton fabric. These layers will then be tacked together. There are full stitch instructions which can be followed when starting to use a running stitch. The design has a finished stitch size of 9cm diameter. Please note that the circular frame is NOT included.
- A4 double sided instruction sheet with written instructions and stitch diagrams
- A5 full size pattern
- A5 colour photo front cover
- John James size 7 embroidery needle
- 2 x pieces of cotton muslin in each kit, which is 15cm X 15cm, fabric originating in India
- 1 x piece Makower spectrum in white which is 15cm x 15cm, fabric originating in South Korea
- Aurifil perle 12 cotton thread, brown or dark blue 3m, mid blue 1.5m, light blue 1.5m, pale yellow 3.5m