Kantha on Tweed & Giveaway

By Judith on November 9, 2019
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If you read my last post, you will know that I’ve been making gifts for my #Threads Across the Sea quilting friends.


Here’s what I made:


Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches


I love the organic nature of kantha stitching, an ancient form of Indian embroidery.  Originally used on saris, kantha now makes appearances on apparel, home furnishings and quilts.


Photo source: SewGuide.com


Combined with my love of tweed and woollen textiles, I thought wouldn’t it be radical fun to try a little tweed/kantha combo!


And so 3 Kantha/tweed drawstring bags were formed!


Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches


Most of the fabrics in the exteriors of these bags are from free sample books (love a bit of recycling).


I pieced the exteriors, then bedded down the seams with a little top stitching onto heavy sew-in vilene.


And then the kantha fun began!


Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches


Aurifil 12wt wool threads are perfect for this type of naive embroidery.  I choose saturated colours to compliment the soft tones of the tweed and wool.


Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches


Now I sized these bags for a particular purpose.  Inside where funny mugs the girls could take along to their respective Modern Quilt Groups!


Kantha Tweed Drawstring Pouches


Aren’t they funny! You can find a great selection of craft, sewing and knitting slogan mugs here.



And now onto my giveaway!


Kantha Bag Giveaway


How would you like to win one of my Kantha Tweed bags?




Not only that, you will also get a copy of Hoop Art by Christin Morgan (20 hand embroidery projects) and 4 spools of Aurifil 12wt cotton floss.




To enter please …..

1  follow me on Instagram @justjudebelfast and tag a friend

2  like my Facebook Page

3  and leave a comment here or on FB or IG telling me what’s your favourite textile to work with.

You have until Monday 18th November to enter, when I will announce the winner (international entries welcome).  (Please ensure you leave your email address with your comment if you are a ‘no reply blogger’.)

Good luck everyone!


Happy sewing!

6 thoughts on “Kantha on Tweed & Giveaway”

  1. I am already following you on IG. Since I quilt, I love cotton fabrics, especially Tawna Lawn… so silky and soft.

  2. I am a follower of yours on both IG and FB! My favorite textile to work with is 100% cotton…there is such a wide variety of designs and colors to choose from!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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