Winter Stag Kantha Kit


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Kantha is a form of hand stitching dating back hundreds of years that has its roots in India where several layers of sari silk were sewn together. Using a simple running stitch images were formed, some representing familiar objects, whilst other images were more abstract.

This kit uses these very same techniques to form a picture of a stag standing majestically in snowy winter landscape.

It is stitched in brown thread against a pale background with three tree outlines stitched in the foreground. The full-size pattern needs to be transferred onto white cotton fabric and then two layers of white cotton muslin is provided to place under the marked white fabric. These layers will then be tacked together. There are full stitch instructions which can be followed when starting to use a running stitch. Threads within the kit are cut into 50cm lengths, a John James embroidery needle is also included within the kit. There are also suggestions as to what the finished kit could be turned into once completed. 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
  • John James size 7 embroidery needle
  • Two pieces of cotton muslin 24.5 X 33 cm, fabric originating in South Korea
  • One piece Makower Spectrum white fabric 24.5 X 33 cm, fabric originating in South Korea
  • Aurifil Perle 12 threads, 2372 dark brown perle 12 thread 13m (26 strands) , 2630 dark grey perle 12 thread 8m (16 strands), 6730 light brown 8m (16 strands), 2021 white perle 12 thread 5m (10 strands), 2110 yellow 4m (8 strands). All thread measured into 50cm lengths and placed into plastic self seal bags of dimension 4cm X 7cm


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