Learn hand embroidery in a relaxed, creative environment at my studio, and make a keepsake London map. You will start by learning basic embroidery stitches, and practice these on the provided fabric before moving on to embroidering the London map which is based on my original drawing. You can embroider this with your favourite spots or routes, and create something truly personal. The class is suitable for all levels, and beginners are welcome. You will get lots of one-on-one help, top tips, and a list of London fabric shops and haberdasheries to take away and explore.
Duration 2.5 Hours
Cockpit Arts Holborn, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP
Choose Your Course Date from the following
Monday 20 August 11am-1:30 pm
Thursday 23 August 3:30pm-5pm
Thursday 6 Sept 4pm-6:30pm
Thursday 27 Sept 10:30am-1 pm
Thursday 4 Oct 10:30 am-1 pm
Thursday 25 Oct 10:30 am-1 pm
Tuesday 6 Nov 10:30 am-1 pm
Thursday 29 Nov 10:30 am-1 pm
Thursday 14 Dec 10:30 am -1 pm
Tuesday 18 Dec 10:30 am-1pm
Course Fee £75
Places 5 spots available
About your tutor
Ekta an award-winning textile artist and designer. She creates characterful textiles for people who love simple, timeless style. Her special love is maps, and she make large-scale embroidered wall hangings of city maps. Ekta’s work is held in several private collections and is stocked at some of the best galleries in the UK and the US. Working from her studio in Central London, she finds inspiration from the energy and moods of the city, but also from the unforgettable colours and textures of her childhood in India.
If you’d like to take the course on a day not advertised, email us at email@example.com to see if Ekta can make room.
"If you want a day of pure escape, creativity and yummy food, make this the one! Ekta was so welcoming and I walked away feeling that I’d learned absolutely loads and loads! I love my map and can’t wait to have it framed."
"What a wonderful experience- to share stories of place and belonging while learning from Ekta. It was a fantastic day! Thank you for the delicious lunch. Your work is inspirational."
"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)! You are a very talented artist and a great communicator. Thank you."
"What a lovely day spent in the beautiful studio of Ekta Kaul, learning to embroider maps under her encouraging guidance. Privileged to spend time under the tutelage of an experienced and passionate artist."
"I have wanted to learn more about free machine embroidery for a while. When I saw the workshop advertised on Ekta’s website I decided that I should have a go! Ekta’s work is very creative and of a very high standard (I bought one of her scarves last year!) I had seen some of her quilts at Art in Action and thought I could learn a lot from her. I wasn’t disappointed! Ekta is a very encouraging, enabling and skilful teacher. She is very patient and has a real sense of fun. I enjoyed the workshop tremendously, learnt lots of new skills and came away having started a piece of work that I now have the confidence and skills to complete!"
"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!"
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