Anna Hergert, Art & Design

A little bit of house keeping…

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…before the second session of Advanced Design begins. I am sharing the finished Kantha Bag today because I am so pleased with the final outcome. I always say I don’t have UFO (UnFinished Objects) but this one was well over two years in the making. The bag is not very big (6″ high appr.). It is densely stitched, mostly with a single strand of cotton floss and variegated machine quilting thread. I have taken detailed photos of its progress and will include them with the Kantha Primer revision in iBook form.

This week has been very productive, and I am excited to present the Advanced Design handouts to the group tomorrow. All content is brand new and filled with classroom and homework exercises that will surely stretch everyone’s design muscle. Make sure to check back early next week. I plan to capture a few photos of the progress in class.

Only one more day and we will reveal the first CDAs for 2014. With January’s theme of “In the Bleak Mid-Winter” we make way for February and a new topic. Are you ready? February’s topic is “Fever”. I am releasing the theme a little early to provide everyone with the opportunity for sorting through supply cupboards and to organize ideas.

Remember: Incorporate what you have on hand and don’t use this as an excuse to spend money and fill up the empty spaces created with January’s challenge. You may work in any medium and make marks with pen, needle, stylus or anything that you deem suitable. Most of all: Stretch your imagination, have fun and do what you can as you create your small pieces.

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8 thoughts on “A little bit of house keeping…

  1. Great job. I dug out my Kantha stuff after your first post and have done a bit. Now I am thinking I should incorporate it into my everyday embroidery tools. Thanks for your inspiration. BTW, just completed January CDA. Not Worthy of the Group of Seven, but qualifies for a Group of One.


  2. Dianne Firth on said:

    Your bag is wonderful, and what a feeling of accomplishment we all get when finishing an ongoing project.


  3. Ditto! Your design and stitches are beautiful. I am going to have to learn more about Kantha. Happy February!


  4. Marie McEachern on said:

    Hi Anna,
    Your kantha stitches are beautiful, love the bag. You are very inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing.


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