Felt and fibre art, old linens and musings from the East coast
Sunday, 12 July 2015
Cherry red and Cherry pink
wild cherries growing near Bradwell beach
So naturally we picked some
my pink cherry blossom cushion
with Laura Ashley fabric backing, found at our local charity shop
Kantha is a type of stitch used by Indian women to make exquisite quilts from old saris. Two or three pieces of material are sandwiched together then stitched with a running thread, usually in a contrasting colour to the fabric, thus achieving the quilted effect. Old saris make up the outer pieces and little fabric scraps are used as the inner filler so nothing is wasted. The fabrics used on the front of my cushion cover are vintage scraps bought from the Selvedge Spring fair and stitched in a similar way to Kantha. The beautiful rose material was a real 'find' and just enough to make the backing. A large feather pillow is inside. Its really comfy and squishy to snuggle up to.