Explore Journeys in Stitch
Cockpit Arts Holborn, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP
Dates Saturday, 6 October 2018 | 10am – 4pm
Course Fee £150
Places 5 students
Explore and express your journeys in stitch in this course with Ekta. Gather memories of special journeys whether recent or past ones and learn to embroider them into a beautiful keepsake that tells your travel stories. The day would be a lovely mix of storytelling through drawing and stitch. The course theme is deliberately loose so as to encourage interpretation in widest possible ways. For inspiration please bring objects and/or images that evoke your special journey and inspire you. These could include, though not limited to photographs, maps, books, souvenirs.
Ekta will share her personal favourites including artists and designers she loves, books, websites and lots of top tips. She will suggest and suggest stitch techniques most appropriate to interpret your journey. Ekta hopes that will enjoy this creative project in October just as the nights will begin to draw in and continue to build on it through the Autumn and Winter months.
About your tutor
Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist and an experienced tutor. She set up her studio practice after winning the Craft Council’s prestigious business set up award Next Move. Her work is held in several private collections and is stocked at some of the best galleries in the UK and the US. Ekta regularly exhibits at national and international events and works from her studio in Bloomsbury, Central London.
- Some fabrics will be provided, but please bring any special/favourite fabrics and threads to give your piece a personal touch
- Use of machines, specialist tools and equipment
- List of suppliers
Here’s what our happy students say
“I thoroughly enjoyed the course with Ekta, renewing my interest in sewing, yet doing something I had never done before ie machine embroidery. I decided to come to Ekta’s workshop because I so liked what she made for the Christmas Fair and I wanted to learn her techniques. I am close to retirement and am looking to spend time doing something creative, making items that are unique, attractive and useful and can be given as presents. I am so inspired I am now bidding on e-bay for a Bernina sewing machine!”
“I so enjoyed the course – it was really well structured and delivered in a way that was supportive, encouraged confidence and crucially – was hugely inspiring. I went home, my head buzzing with ideas and have already managed to carve out some time to do some hand stitching embellishment (place names) and dust off my sewing machine – just to be check that I could do free embroidery – ( I can)!