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Creative Stitchery and Quilting with Asia’s Ancient Technique
Anna Hergert
• A guide to the vivid art of kantha embroidery/quilting, featuring projects
for beginner and expert stitchers
• 230+ photos bring to life the colorful roots of this stitching art
from India and Bangladesh
• Includes instructions for building your own personal kantha reference
library of stitches
Kanthas, embroidered fabrics traditionally created by the women of
northern India and Bangladesh, capture culture, history, and stitching
creativity in their layers of repurposed old cloth. This book reveals the
beauty in kantha’s simplicity—it is based on simple running stitch—and
offers step-by-step instructions that enable today’s textile artists to enjoy
it. Kanthas were originally created from threadbare clothing to rejuvenate
it. The used fabrics were layered, then embellished with motifs and themes
from nature, everyday life, and spirituality. This guide leads you through
the layering of fabrics, transfer of imagery, and the stitching itself. There
are handy motif patterns, instructions on how to begin a personal kantha
reference library, and more. Both simple and complex projects, appealing
to beginners and expert stitchers, get you started, and a colorful gallery of
kantha work is included to inspire you.
Anna Hergert
is a full time professional artist specializing in stitched
textiles. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Asia,
Europe, and North America.
Size: 10" × 7" • 239 color & b/w images • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5357-4 • hard cover • $24.99
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