2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Kantha Stitch Embroidery

Come along to this free workshop and meet our Kantha specialists, graduates from UCLan who have drawn upon their heritage to create modern interpretations of this age-old technique.

This traditional technique is perfect for eco-conscious consumers who would rather re-purpose their old garments and fabrics than throw them away.  The art of Kantha originated in rural India and literally means ‘rags’. It’s a traditional method used to make new fabric from worn saris but can be applied to any item of clothing. Threadbare cloths are layered and stitched together using a simple running or ‘Kantha’ stitch, bonding the layers together and creating a brand new fabric.

Suitable for ages 12+, all equipment is supplied. 

Kantha Stitch Embroidery is supported by UCLAN



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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