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Introducing Kabir

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Meet Kabir, our little bundle of joy. He arrived on a cold sunny morning in February and is now a delightful 5 month old. I’m loving being a mum, it’s like seeing the world in a completely new way. I’m easing back into work slowly and will be doing the first show of the year with Art in Action from July 18-21, demonstrating & exhibiting my map quilts, scarves & cushions in bold joyful colours.

Hope to see you there!

Kabir 

Come & Say hello at Made London

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Here’s the invite for my next show – Made LondonI will be showing a new collection of handwoven cashmere scarves, block printed silk scarves in joyous bold colours and embroidered quilts at this exciting new show. It will take place at One Marylebone, using all 3 floors of this beautiful converted Sir John Soane Church in central London. The show aims to showcase the very best and most original makers in the UK and beyond exhibiting the highest quality contemporary craft and design. I am really excited to be showing there. Come and say hello at Stand 48!

Stand 48
Made London
1 Marylebone,
London NW1 4AQ


26-28 October 2012


Friday 26th October 12am – 5.00pm

Saturday 27th October 10am – 6.00pm
Sunday 28th October 10am – 5.00pm

Embroidery Workshop- Exploring Maps

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                                               London Map Quilt


Explore maps in a new way through embroidery with Textile Designer Ekta Kaul

Date- Saturday 3 November 2012

Time- 10:30 am-3pm

Venue- Craft Central Gallery

Price- £50

Materials/Tools to bring in for embroidery

  • 1.     Sewing machine that you can do free hand embroidery with
  • 2.     Free motion foot/embroidery foot fitted to your machine
  • 3.     A selection fabrics you want to work with
  • 4.     A selection of threads for free hand machine embroidery
  • 5.     A pair of scissors
  • 6.     Bobbin and bobbin case
  • 7.     A selection of thicker coloured threads like anchor hand embroidery thread-2-3 colours
  • 8.     Wadding (optional)
  • 9.     Embroidery frame
  • 10.  Tracing wheel
  • 11. Tear away fusing

For the Artwork

  • 1.     Pencil & eraser
  • 2.     A4 or A3 size map of your chosen place for the artwork. You can bring a printout or a paper map.
  • 3.     A3 size Tracing paper
  • 4.     Dressmaker’s tracing paper – 1 sheet
  • 5.     Masking tape

Tea/coffee will be provided. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch for yourself or get something from the nearby cafes. There are lots of options within 5 minutes walk of Craft Central.

Booking & Payment

Book your place by contacting me on info@ektakaul.com or ringing at 07770415496. You need to pay in full when booking. Payment can be made either by cheque made out in the name of Ekta Kaul or by BACS (Please ring me for account details). The minimum number of people required for the workshop to go ahead is 4. If there are not enough people booked, participants will be offered a choice of booking an alternative date or receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued if you cancel your booking one week before the workshop.

Featured in Absolutely City & Angel magazine

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The lovely people at Absolutely City & Angel have featured my London Taxi cushion in their August’12 issue.  Thank you guys!!! 

Here are the details- The taxi is embroidered on ivory silk in a stitch that has a hand-drawn line quality. There are ochre silk baubles at the corners. Size 45x45cms and price £70 including delivery. For buying this cushion please go to www.miratis.com

Art In Action 2012

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Art in Action 2012- I exhibited and demonstrated my textiles at this lovely show at Waterperry House, Oxford. 






All kitted out in my wellies for the show. The grounds were sodden, but everyone remained undeterred and in high spirits. Almost felt like being at a music festival.


So on day 1, I was kitted out in my wellies.

I invited people to tag the place they travelled from to Art in Action on the British Map quilt. What a wonderful variety of visitors- we had someone all the way from Orkney Islands, from Glasgow, from York, North Wales, Dorset. FAB!





                                  
The Textiles Tent


The organisers put a wonderful show of music and dance performances together for the exhibiting artists. It felt so special!
There was Flamenco, performed by Spanish artists for us

All exhibiting artists were treated to a lovely sit-down dinner by the organisers. Here are my fellow Textile artists.


There were food stalls serving all sorts of yumminess and 400 artists demonstrating everything from glass blowing to painting

My London Map Quilt displayed in the ‘Best of the Best’ section 
My London Map Quilt displayed in the ‘Best of the Best’ section 
A big thanks to the organisers, the volunteers, exhibitors and visitors! 

Come and say hello at Art in Action

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I would like to invite you to Art in Action, where I would be demonstrating map quilts & exhibiting handwoven cashmere and silk scarves in bold joyful colours from 19-22 July at the Textiles Tent. 


Inspired by the simple principle that people are fascinated when artists and craftsmen openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work, Art in Action was born 35 years ago. Today Art in Action welcomes approximately 25,000 people over four days. Visitors come to learn, buy and enjoy the exhibitions, classes and performances of 400 demonstrating artists, designer makers, teachers, musicians and performers.” 
Here’s the link for more info www.artinaction.org.uk

Please come and say hello.www.artinaction.org.uk

The Weekend Culture Edit

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Saw two of my favourite artists today- Anita Klein and Alighero Boetti. Anita Klein’s new linocuts are on show at the Menier gallery.

‘Poppies’ by Anita Klein

Anita spoke of the inspiration behind her work and how she strives to achieve a sense of harmony in her compositions, something akin to placing the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together till they all fit and feel right, she said.

The audience was entranced. Me included. :)
I bought the catalogue, which Anita very kindly signed for me. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am!

Then we strolled over the Tate Modern and saw Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan

The embroidered maps are phenomenal! 

The sheer scale of the work is awe-inspiring. This piece covers the whole wall and is intricately embroidered in tiny stitches. I wish I had better pictures. 

These maps were embroidered at Boetti’s commission by Afghani embroiderers and have text in Italian, English and Arabic.

Cross stitch map


These mathematical, grid inspired rugs were so beautiful.


And finally finished the day with coffee and cake and the best view in town.

Summer Exhibition 2012

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I’d like to invite you to my Summer Exhibition on the 27th May 2012 at my studio where I will be showing new bespoke map quilts, handwriting quilts and handmade scarves in bold colours. Come and discover stories behind each work- from maps I collect to letters I have found in flea markets. And there will be tea and cake, of course! :) 
I look forward to seeing you on the 27th.

Directions Livingstone Studio | 36 New End Square | Hampstead | London NW3 1LS
We are a few minutes walk from the Hampstead tube station and about 10 min walk from Hampstead Heath Overground. If you are driving, you may be able to find some parking nearby though there is none outside the studio.


Important Please note we can accept cheques and cash only. 



















Featured in The Independent

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Hello All. I am very happy to share that The Independent has featured my Love Letter Quilt in their 50 Best Homewares!! The 50 products in the list have been hand-picked by Kate Watson-Smyth, well known for her impeccable taste and eye for detail. For those of you who are not familiar with her writing yet, follow her interiors blog Mad About The House


BIG thanks Kate and The Independent!


PS I will be showing the Love Letter Quilt at my Summer Exhibition at my studio on Sunday 27th May. Come and see it in person. :) The address is


Livingstone Studios
36 New End Square
Hampstead 
London NW3 1LS
Open 11am-6pm