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Learn a new craft
Porcelain painting, patchwork, embroidery, applique, quiliting... all at Kanthie's new school Craft lovers can look forward to the opening of an International Craft School in Colombo when Kanthie Jayasekera of patchwork fame, after many years of travelling and seeing many crafts around the world shares her knowledge.

Kanthie will introduce the beautiful art of porcelain painting, and one brush stroke painting. In February 2002, her painted porcelain items were displayed at the Frankfurt Fair by Dankotuwa Porcelain.

"The advantage of designing and painting your own china is not only the thrill of creating something unique but the possibilities it opens up in interior design," she says. "When painting your own china, you are no longer restricted to the endless searching through shops and markets for the 'perfect' accessory to match your decor, but you yourself can create a piece of art that exactly meets your requirements. The very latest painting on porcelain are with one-brush strokes," she adds.

The other courses she offers at her craft school are patchwork, applique, quilting, designing fabric with hand dyed techniques, colour schemes, hand embroidery, cross stitch, Brazilian embroidery shadow work, shadow applique, 3D flower applique, silk ribbon embroidery, stitches and bead work, household decor, fabric painting, silk painting etc.

Crafts will be available for kids and sewing for teenagers. Special times can be arranged for individual or group classes, and also for working ladies. "Crafts bring patience, love and also working together," says Kanthie.

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