Angela learnt about Kantha twenty years ago during a City and Guilds course. Since then she’s fallen in love with the simplicity of this technique and the fact that it doesn’t need huge resources and is so very relaxing.
In this video Angela teaches you about how Kantha uses just one stitch, the running stitch, to create lots of different things.
You’ll pick up tips about transferring designs and how to use and blend two threads for extra effect.
This technique is suitable for everyone, even if you have not picked up a needle before. Relax and let your needle work its magic.
You can watch this video as many times as you like, pause and replay so that you can really get to grips with this relaxing, and dare we say, addictive, form of hand stitching.
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About the tutor
Angela is an experienced tutor and has a passion for teaching and sharing her skills with others. She has taught for over twenty years and finds that her students keep coming back for more. Angela has been featured in many leading patchwork and quilting magazines. As part of her passion for passing on her knowledge, Angela has just self-published her sixth book, Kantha Country Flowers. She is both proud and astonished to have sent her books to over thirty countries worldwide. Angela teaches at all the premier stitching shows in the UK and also teaches regular workshops at her studio in Lincolnshire. Angela also travels round the country to visit groups to give talks and workshops. You might have also seen Angela appear on Hochanda with her range of kantha stitching kits and books.
Angela is a textile artist and teacher specialising in kantha stitching and natural dyeing. She has designed a range of kantha stitching kits, written several books and filmed a natural dyeing DVD. She is also available to groups for workshops and talks and runs workshops at her studio.