KAWANDI, THE SIDDI WAY
Slow Stitching: Kawandi the Siddi Way – Aleathia Chisolm, Teacher
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Place: Southwest Arts Center
Has life made you frazzled and stressed out? Slow down with some slow stitching, a cup of soothing tea and aromatherapy. It is good for your health.
The word for quilt in India is “Kawandi”. Join the Atlanta Quilt Festival on Friday, August 26th for a demonstration on how to create your own Siddi inspired quilt.
Discover the history of the Siddi people and their unique method of creating these one of a kind works of art.
You will receive live instruction on how to create your very own “Kawandi”. Aleathia will have fabric to share.
Backing Fabric: 22”x 22” square
Batting (thin): 21” x 21” square; can also use flannel or cotton fabric)
Embroidery Needles: Size 7
Quilting Thread: 12 weight in white or Ecru or Pearl Cotton 8 or 12 wt.
Basting thread: basic thread in neutral color.
Fabrics: light weight colorful cottons scraps. Caution: Batiks can be used, however, Batiks are much more difficult to hand quilt due to its tight weave.
Bring your lunch.