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Kawandi



The traditional Kawandi is a hand-stitched quilt, made from scrap fabric, which traditionally has included old saris. One unique aspect is that it is assembled from the outside in. The edges are turned under and stitched together, and batting is laid inside. Then quilting proceeds in a spiraling line, about a finger width apart.  It's super fun and a great way to use scrap fabric!  

Kawandi are made by the Siddi people of India from sari scraps and used clothing.  Siddi are an ethnic group inhabiting India and Pakistan.  Members are mostly descended from the Bantu peoples of Southeast Africa, along with Hebesha immigrants.  Some were merchants, sailors, indentured servants, slaves and mercenaries.  Today they struggle financially and socially as a lower ethnic caste.  

Supplies you will need:
- variety of scraps, traditionally saris and light cotton scraps, solid & print cotton fabric, non cotton, silks, polyesters work too. We don't recommend batik since they are harder to needle 
- 18" x 24" cotton back fabric
- thimble
- scissors (fabrics are traditionally hand cut with scissors no need for mats & razor cutters)
- needle nose pliers
- optional Japanese pressing tool




Purchase fabric & supplies for class in the shop at a 20% discount.  

Minimum Class Size:  There must be at least two students signed up for the class for it to proceed.  We will let you know 24 hours in advance if we do not have enough students and will give you an opportunity to sign up for an alternative class.  

The safety of our students & instructors remains our top priority.  We require that all instructors and students wear masks - either in our outdoor classroom tent or inside.  If you are feeling ill, please stay home!  Students must bring their own sewing machines (no rentals will be provided).  

You may cancel class up to 24 hrs in advance of your class start time; after which you will forfeit your class fee unless we can fill your spot from the waiting list, or you can send a friend.  We appreciate your understanding on this - as a small business, we are fortunate enough to have only the best instructors and they need to be paid  All cancellations must be received in writing, info@santacruzvacnsew.com.  Sorry, no exceptions.  


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Lyn Sandberg
Instructor Bio: Lyn Peare Sandberg is a local quilter, in fabric retail and member of PVQA for forty years. She's been quilting since she was 8yrs old, taught by her hillbilly aunts, piecing hand and machine quilting. Her quilts have been showcased at national shows, placed in awards and in the AQS museum in Paducah, Kentucky. She has been teaching, loving, dreaming, quilting for as long as she can remember.
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Includes batting kit: batting piece, embroidery needles, 12 weight thread and needle threader

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