Architectural Embroidery | Saturday 26 September 2020

£150.00

Learn to embroider architectural icons or personally meaningful buildings.

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Architectural Embroidery | Hand Embroidery Course 

Course Venue 

Cockpit Arts Holborn, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

Dates Saturday 26 September 11am – 5 pm

Course Fee £150

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

The workshop will be help 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. This is a unique opportunity to take an intimate behind the scenes 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 at Cockpit Arts London, Bloomsbury, Central London.

Here’s what my happy students say

“Thank you for an absolutely wonderful class!  It was truly inspiring. You made us all feel, not only welcome, but immediately filled with confidence – so that we could  get on and stitch.  And by the end of the class I felt that I had really learned and achieved so much in such a short space of time.”

Teresa Borsuk, AJ Woman Architect of the Year. London

“An inspiring and soothing day sewing and learning stitches. Ekta made us all very welcome and relaxed and it was wonderful to talk embroidery and architecture with such an interesting group of people. She is a great teacher and host. “
Lucy Baron Thomson, London
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