Architectural Embroidery | Saturday 18 January 2020

£150.00

Learn to embroider architectural icons or personal favourites using free motion embroidery.

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Architectural Embroidery | Hand Embroidery Course 

Course Venue 

Cockpit Arts Holborn, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

Dates Saturday 18 January 11am – 5 pm

Course Fee £150

Places 6 students

What will we do

Love architecture ? Me too. It is so satisfying to translate the lines, angles and planes of buildings we love into stitch. Or make one for a loved one. My love of architecture translates into stitched maps sprinkled with personally significant buildings. The image here shows a detail of the storymap I was commissioned to make for London’s iconic store Liberty’s by Liberty Oriental Carpets. Join me for this 1 day course where I will teach how to use hand embroidery in a creative way and will share techniques I use within my work.

The course is suitable for beginners and experienced embroiderers. You will learn to use a variety of stitches to translate your favourite buildings into stitch.

Where will the course take place

Right here at my studio in Bloomsbury, Central London. The studio building is buzzing with creative energy with over 70 artists and makers from jewellers, potters to milliners working here. At my studio, you can enjoy an intimate behind the scenes look at my works in progress, tools and equipments I use daily and browse through my collection of design and art books.

What you need to bring along

All materials are included. You can stitch a single building or an entire skyline, it is entirely up to you.  You can choose to use original design templates I have developed for the course or alternatively, bring your own architectural drawings/tracings to use as starting points for your embroidery. I will be in touch with you well in advance of the course to help you with choice of buildings.

Want to know more about me, your tutor 

I am an award winning textile artist and an experienced educator. I set up her studio practice 10 years ago after winning the Craft Council’s business set up award Next Move. My work is held in several private collections and can be seen at select galleries and stores the UK, the US and Japan.  I regularly exhibit at national and international events and work from her studio in Bloomsbury, Central London.

Here’s what my happy students say

“Ekta was amazing! She helped me to make a wonderful and unique keepsake from my trip to the UK. She is so warm and welcoming and her studio is beautiful. Thank you so much Ekta for this experience…. I will always treasure my creative handmade map!!”
Amy, Florida
“What a wonderful experience- to share stories of place and belonging while learning from Ekta. It was a fantastic day! Your work is inspirational.”

Susy Stirling, Sheffield

“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 embroidery. You are a very talented artist and a great communicator. Thank you.”

Carol Larkin, London

“What a lovely day spent in the beautiful studio of Ekta Kaul learning to embroidery under her encouraging guidance. Privileged to spend time under the tutelage of an experienced and passionate artist.”

Sumi Chandrasekharan, Bengaluru
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