Kantha is a type of embroidery on fabric that is hand sewn with hundreds of “running stitches.” Vintage cotton fabrics from India are layered together to create the most amazing “quilted” texture…and I am absolutely obsessed! I have been collecting them for a few months now and I am finally starting to do something with them. I started with a few pillows and cushions for a bench, but I have some chairs at my upholsterer’s shop ready for a complete makeover.
I cut a few of them up into a variety of sizes to patch onto linen for pillows….
I love that when they got worn out or torn, a patch or another layer of fabric was sewn over the hole. The time and detail put into each and every one is out of control!
The tiniest little variance in fabric adds so much!
The most amazing thing is that there are no two the same. Original, each and every one….just the way I like it!
I’m so lucky to be married to one of the most amazing wedding photographers ever…who never says “no” when I say, “honey, can you take some pictures for me?”
More to come soon :)
If you haven’t yet seen the Sew in Love feature in Utterly Engaged’s latest issue, you should. We’re excited to share the inspiration that we found as we collaborated on this wedding dress-centric project.
When the UE girls said “sew”, Jeni’s mind immediately started reeling with mannequins, vintage sewing tables, and notions galore. She loves anything having to do with fabric (that’s probably why she’s constantly reupholstering things) and this photo shoot was right up her alley. Bolts of fabric, dollies, vintage spools, clothespins, and a glamorous vanity vignette resulted.
The white ladders and sewing machine tables provided a crisp clean backdrop for this fashion-focused photo shoot. The gold touches in the chandeliers and King Louis chairs added the chic accents this Vanity Fair-inspired shoot required.
Don’t miss the full feature in Utterly Engaged.
Photography by Paula Luna
Floral Design by JL Designs
Cake & Desserts by Sweet & Saucy Shop
Prop & Furniture from Found Vintage Rentals
Environment Styling by Jeni Maus of Found Vintage Rentals
Painted Paper Bouquets by Monumental Designs
Art Direction by Lucia of Dl/sh Design
Art Direction & Stylist by Sugar & Fluff
Feature Written by Alison Zamora
Makeup and Hair by Fiore Beauty