Procrastination

So I have lots of uni deadlines looming and instead of buckling down to get the work done  (as I really must do some time soon!) I’ve gone back to the calming stitch of Kantha. My understanding of Kantha’s origins (and please correct me if I am wrong!) is that it originated in Bangladesh where old saris would be stacked upon one another and hand stitched  (mainly with a running stitch) to create quilted blankets. I love the idea that something so beautiful can be made from old, often worn through, cloth.
So on this cold, wet Sunday morning I am going back to the calming, repetitive motion of using running stitch to create the kantha ripples with old scraps of fabric that I can’t quite bear to part with!! Hopefully the motivation to return to essay writing for uni will reappear soon…..

image
The front of my blue and white kantha piece

image

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Procrastination

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s