Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | May 20, 2014

Kantha Sal

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I had not said lately that this Sal is by Anita here and is almost finished.  Thanks Anita for the chance to learn kantha.

 

The hand traced version is on left of the printed one.

This week we filled the triangular border around the edges with Kantha stitches, filled dots with kantha filling  and flower centre.

It was suggested we might like to fill the bottom of the ‘eye’ with more Dharneer sheesh.

Oops!  I meant to fill both but you can see the difference between them.  I’ll complete the other one before the final post.

 

 

I said I would do a third and use colour so here it is.  For the 3rd embroidery I used Freezer paper to transfer the design.  I followed Queenie’sinstructions and it worked very well.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am wondering if I should change the kantha at the base to paichano- (whipped).  It does not seem to have the same thread weight as the rest.

Any suggestion is welcome.

 

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Responses

  1. Love the third one in softer colours! I have no idea about the stitches (never tried kantha), but I think the design needs something erxtra in the arms at the bottom.

  2. I am glad the freezer paper method work well.
    When I see these three pieces of embroidery I feel you have embroidered jewellery!
    My advice is to add more ‘weight’ to the arms at the bottom – either with stronger colour or thicker thread.

    • Annet and Queenie, your comments are much appreciated. thank you both for your support.

  3. So pretty! Love the third design with softer colors. My suggestion would be to wait until you finish the last lesson and then decide if you want to change it to paichano/add more weight/ change the color…

    • Thank you Anita. I keep looking at the kantha and am not really happy with it but will leave it as you suggest and then decide on either colour change or paichano which would give more weight.

  4. Your finished Kantha SALs are lovely. It always amazes me how using different colours changes the look of embroidery. Anita is a great tutor.

  5. Thank you Erica for your kind comment. I agree Anita is a great teacher – her lessons are so easy to follow.


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