Kantha Embroidery Workshop

Learn kantha stitching techniques


Manjari Singh

Manjari Singh

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Work-Shop

Work-Shop

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3.5 hours Class size 12 to 40     label $70


For as many as 50,000 years, rural Bengali women have been upcycling their cloth scraps and old saris into much-needed blankets. This is the practice of Kantha (pronounced KAHN-taa), meaning “patched cloth”.

Initially passed down as a generational skill, Kantha has developed into a coveted and intricate craft that imparts story, desire, and well-wishes. Elaborate Kantha are made as wedding or baby gifts with stories and wishes interweaved, allowing illiterate women the chance to leave a lasting mark.

Using hand-printed block fabric, you will learn to use a running stitch in the traditional Kanthan style to make your very own purse. Under the direction of experienced Kantha embroidery instructor Manjari, you’ll learn the history and best techniques of this ancient Indian textile art.

Our culture is trending away from single-use and towards meaningful, well-crafted goods with a low environmental impact, and Kantha perfectly fits the bill. You’ll leave with a greater understanding of this age-old Bengali practice, its history and methods, and an upcycled, sustainable purse to take home.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



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What you'll get

    • All materials supplied
    • Chai tea
    • Handmade purse made by you!
What to bring

    • Just yourself
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
Manjari Singh

Manjari Singh

30k
19k+

Manjari Singh’s first love is Indian textiles. She runs a handmade children’s clothing business, Bubbles for Poppet, using hand printed fabrics from India sourced directly from the maker. With a background in fashion design and fashion business, Manjari has also travelled extensively through India studying textile practices. She marries her training and passion for traditional Indian arts and crafts in her creations and in her classes.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (1442)
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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


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Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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