For 12 Days of Christmas 2019, Stitch by Stitch offers Selvedge readers the chance to win a curated selection of three different handmade cushions showcasing a variety of handiwork from its stable of artisans.
Stitch by Stitch creates handmade textiles for the home, working with artisan weavers, embroiderers and quilt makers in Gujarat in India and the Himalayas of Nepal. The textiles are hand woven, hand spun, made with natural fibres, traditional techniques and often with natural dyes, made into cushions, quilts, blankets, and rugs, all of which have a certain quality of weight and tactility. They are designed in the UK, and ethically produced, partnering the ancient skills of the artisan workers with a modern aesthetic.
The collections comprise kantha stitched pieces made by a master quilt maker in Gujarat in kala cotton, desi wool cushions hand woven in Kutch, and Radhi feltedfloor coverings from Nepal, alongside special commissions and one offs.
The artisans who produce the collections are all self-employed, and many are home based workers who are given structure through local organisations, such as the respected SABAH in Nepal. Passionate about preserving skills and traditions, Stitch by Stitch are proud to support and empower home workers, who are paid a fair price for their work.
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