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Kawandi Quilted Needle Case with Liz Smith

Stitch up a beautiful needle case with traditional Kawandi hand-quilting, using fabric scraps & felt for the needle pages.

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Kawandi Quilted Needle Case with Liz Smith

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26 Mar, 14:00 – 16:30

The Good Stitch, 117 George V Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN11 5SA, UK

About the Event

Stitch up a beautiful needle case with traditional Kawandi hand-quilting, using fabric scraps & felt for the needle pages. Kawandi is made with torn strips of scrap fabrics, arranged & stitched from the edge to the middle of the work, so that when the last piece of fabric is stitched in, it is finished. Liz will guide you to select a colour palette to work with & show you all the required techniques so that you’ll know how to make any larger piece that you’d like to.

Kawandi quilting has a long history hailing from the Siddi people of African descent now living in India & quilts are made with waste fabrics & used as mattresses & blankets. Traditionally stitched by women in groups, and as a special Mother’s Day class, we’d love to welcome Mothers & Daughters or Sons to spend time together, stitching together.

All materials & equipment are provided for this workshop. We advocate for using up scraps & upcycling materials into new things & there will be lots of scrap to choose from, but feel free to bring your own too.

No experience of quilting or hand stitching is required, the techniques are quick to pick up. Once you have the principles, you might not be able to stop making these!

Liz Smith is fascinated with the creative power in pulling thread on a needle. Convinced that making something for yourself is a skill & a thrill for everyone to enjoy, she has made a career out of sharing her skills. Liz works as a textile artist, freelance costume maker & runs a variety of workshops. She uses her fabric remnants to make & sell unique textile pieces, raising money for charitable causes at garden events where the cake is as important as the makes.

2.5 hrs

£40

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