from London, UK

Dorothy Tucker is known for her expertise in Kantha and in exploring how these intriguing quilts can inform contemporary textiles.

Kantha are the embroidered quilts from Bengal, made from the good parts of old worn saris.

They are layered and held together with fascinating variations of the running stitch, giving decorative designs and quilted textures.

born in India, my choice to stitch by hand is informed by my research into kantha.

I like to be out-of-doors working directly from what I see and feel, leading into my contemporary mixed-media textile pieces.

Dorothy has been a tutor for the Opus School of Textile Arts Degree Programme and Education Officer at the Embroiderers’ Guild.

She exhibits her work with the Textile Study Group and with PRISM, a textile inspired art group exhibiting in London. She gives talks and workshops, and devises creative textile projects for community groups with Shared Heritage

  • You like to explore hand stitching and quilting?
  • You would like to include historic stitching styles in your art quilts?

Dorothy is the teacher for you!