Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kantha and Sheesha embroidery

Life has been throwing its large rocks again this last week but it seems things have returned to normal. We had a lovely day yesterday as it was DS's birthday, he was 30 - how did that creep up? the years seem to have flown. We celebrated with family and friends with a lovely lunch at our local restaurant and a very enjoyable evening.

I was asked by Sheila, my new found fellow stitcher, what was Kantha embroidery so I thought I would put up a couple of pics. The basis of Kantha is a running stitch, rather like Sashico but usually using finer threads, especially silk. I love the rhythm of doing this kind of embroidery as you can get lost in its simplicity, the stitches seemed to flow and go where they want, they certainly did on this one as I just made it up as I went along. I incorporated the sheesha glass which gave it more interest.

A Bushkiri Bag

Sheesha glass pouch

I also wanted to thank everyone who has left such nice comments.


  1. Thanks for this Chrissie - I hadn't known about Kansha and Sheesha...... I keep being amazed at the differences in needlework.....
    Happy Birthday to DS and hope the rocks stop...

  2. That is so beautiful - I really love the look of these pieces. Thanks for the lesson, and happy birthday to your dh!

  3. Thanks for sharing this Chrissie. I didn't know what it was either.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne