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Kantha Stitching

Lowena

Kantha Stitching
« on: November 29, 2018, 11:20:47 AM »
I have started my Kantha stitched, "moongazing hare " I love the look of kantha and have seen it many times in West Bengal and Bangladesh, so I thought I'd have a go. If it turns out ok I'll post a pic..... not too sure at the moment  -< :| :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Renegade Sewist

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 23:42:41 PM »
We want a pic no matter how well you think it turns out. Think of it as a public service.  :devil:

Iminei

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 07:15:18 AM »
my birthday present last year was a gorgeous handstitched Sashimo cushion from Lowena and hand quilting is her forte, the Moongazing Hare (a kit I coveted at FOQ) will be beautiful!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Renegade Sewist

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 07:54:10 AM »
my birthday present last year was a gorgeous handstitched Sashimo cushion from Lowena and hand quilting is her forte, the Moongazing Hare (a kit I coveted at FOQ) will be beautiful!

Precisely my point! And even if Low doesn't think it turned out well (rubbish) we still want to see it. She can hand stitch! More than I can say about myself...

Lowena

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 09:50:53 AM »
Thank you @Iminei  I am enjoying doing it, however it turns out  :)
@Renegade Sewist  I'm more rubbish at taking pictures than I am at stitching......but...we'll see  :devil:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Lowena

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 15:51:56 PM »
This is the first front of a set of placemats I'm making as a present. You can't see the moon clearly, but there will be many more pics as we go along  :D :D  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Ellabella

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2019, 17:08:01 PM »
Is that green I see @Lowena?

Seriously it’s absolutely lovely and they will be very upmarket place mats. Far too nice to put plates on.

Lowena

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 19:28:44 PM »
Yes @Ellabella your eyes do not deceive you... but they are for my d.i.l and her dining room is dark  :x ( she has a very high Georgian room )
Thank you for your kind words :)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Celia

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 12:42:44 PM »
These are lovely I really must get back to some hand embroidery, I have tried quite a lot but never this stitch.
You are inspiring

Lowena

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2019, 13:08:23 PM »
Thanks  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Kenora

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2019, 17:49:07 PM »
Lovely bunnies and lovely stitching. <3 They have such character.  :)
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Lowena

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2019, 19:41:01 PM »
2nd placemat finished
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Roger

Re: Kantha Stitching
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2019, 22:06:05 PM »
Wow! They’re great!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132