Kantha by Manjari provides mindfulness through slow stitching in their workshops using traditional Indian embroidery techniques. Manjari is a trained fashion designer with vast experience in Indian embroideries and textile. Our workshop explore creativity, freedom of expression and versatility in basic stitching techniques. These workshops are for all skill levels.
Kantha Embroidery Workshop
Discover the joy of slow stitching in Melbourne as you create your own reusable linen journal cover.
In this class, you will learn the beautiful art of Kantha, this traditional embroidery technique that originates from eastern India and Bangladesh....Learn more
The Story of Bubbles For Poppet
For the love of bubbles and of poppets.
I’m Manjari, a fashion designer by trade, lover of textiles, embroidery, craft and a mum of an eight year old gorgeous girl. BFP is a result of hard work of all three of us as a family! My husband makes the wooden toys, my displays and helps setup at the markets every weekend along with our daughter! Together we’ve been creating this beautiful brand with love, sweat and tears ( oh yes!)
We believe in creating beautiful and healthy play environment for the little ones with our wooden toys made from reclaimed wood, using natural dyes and oils. Our clothing is made from all natural materials, cotton, linen and wool. Styling natural clothing in tune with the current fashion trends but with a bit of retro streak! All our materials are sourced locally and products are handmade in Melbourne.
We are working at creating a zero waste brand. So far not even a single scrap has ended up in landfill ( woohoo!!) that said I do have two bags full of offcuts which are hiding under my work table! I use my offcuts to create patterned skirts, coin purses, children’s toys as well as I run sewing workshops creating brooches with these offcuts! Want to know more? My daughter has started using these off cuts in her craft projects which she creates to sell through her market stall ( along with her BFF) there are still endless possibilities and ways where I can completely consume the waste and I’m going to achieve it (read determination!)
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