Kantha with Lynn Setterington
25 March, 11-5, £120 including materials and light refreshments
Hosted by Lynn Setterington
This introductory course explores the kantha embroidery of Bengal, uses only hand stitch and is appropriate for all levels.
Lynn Setterington is a British textile artist particularly known for her hand-stitched cloths and Kantha quilts celebrating the ordinary and everyday. Lynn’s work is held in many collections including the V&A Museum. She trained at Goldsmiths College and is an Associate Fellow of the International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska. "Lynn Setterington has changed direction several times. Her preoccupation however remains the same – highlighting the overlooked; be it objects, people, embroidery or folk traditions," - The Souvenir issue of Selvedge.
Students will need, approx ½ metre of soft used 100% cotton fabric, such as a pillowcase or old sheeting, and the same in muslin or a light open weave cotton. They will also need half a metre of cotton or polyester wadding. Neutral colours are the best to work with – white, or cream and no patterned fabric. You will also need a variety of coloured hand embroidery threads, preferably not stranded – cotton perle no 8 is good or coton a broder are ideal, a machine thread for tacking, needles and scissors and a few pins.
The class will have a maximum of 8 participants.
Selvedge Shop, 162 Archway Road, London N6 5BB