Thursday, May 19, 2016

Slow Stitching - Kantha inspired

I have been busy doing paper and stitch and now cloth and stitch.  I am inspired by a vintage kantha purse I purchased several years ago.  I have dyed my own cloth a flour sack cloth for the diamond shape and kona cotton for the back - all in the same dye lot.

The piece is around 15in by 15in and I used the valdani thread cotton 12 to do the kantha stitching.  I was trying to capture the shadows and waves created by the stitching.

And a close up.

cheers Rebecca