Machine Embroidery One day course
Explore Journeys in Stitch
Cockpit Arts Holborn, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP
Dates Saturday, 13 November 2018 | 10:30 am – 4pm
Course Fee £150
Places 4 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.
Here’s what Ekta’s happy students say
“Spending the afternoon designing a bespoke map with Ekta was the highlight of my trip to London! Her creativity, patience and compassion helping me document a journey I’ve been on are unrivalled. Starting with the unique venue… her studio at Cockpit Yards which is buzzing with creativity one couldn’t help but be inspired. Ekta listened to my story and using her artistic skills was able to capture the essence of my journey. She also makes beautiful and oh such creative scarves! I walked away with 2 Beautiful keepsakes…. the scarf which when I wear I will remember this great experience and a very personal bespoke map which I will cherish. I highly recommend this course. I’ll be back for sure!”
Robin Schweitzer, New York City