Kawandi Inspired Quilt Course
What are Kawandi quilts?
Found in western India, Kawandi quilts are made by Indians of African decent the technique having been brought to the region via enslavement. Siddi is the African name for the tradition. These quilts have a layer of wadding, are traditionally made from fabric scraps usually old clothing/saris, and are hand-stitched/quilted from the outside in, the opposite to traditional English or American quilting. The quilts are quilt-as-you-go projects so finished once the last stitch is made.
What to expect:
You make a small quilt over a number of weeks and you will have time to work on your project at home if you wish.
Week 1 – ‘Getting started’ creating the backing, add the wadding and the first layer of scraps, social sewing.
Week 2 – Adding more scraps, social sewing for a couple of hours.
Week 3 – Moving towards a finished quilt, a couple of hours social sewing.
This a hand-sewing project for adults
Spaces are very limited so book early to avoid disappointment