Bespoke Maps | In Person Masterclass | 7 November 2020


Enjoy a day of slowing down, mindful embroidery and exploring a sense of place through stitch. Learn to make a bespoke map of a personally meaningful place in this one day hand embroidery course.

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Bespoke Maps In Person Masterclass

Course Venue 

Cockpit Arts Holborn, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

Dates Saturday 7 November 2020 11am – 5 pm

Course Fee £150

What will we do

The day is designed for slowing down, enhancing wellbeing through hand stitching, a quiet and calming craft and enjoying creative conversations with like minded people. We will begin the day with a demonstration of embroidery stitches and learning about Ekta’s creative process. You will then learn to embroider a custom map of a place that is special to you. Working with a map of your choice, you will learn to develop a drawing of the map, transfer your drawing on to fabric, use a variety of embroidery stitches & leave with skills and confidence to complete a beautiful piece of art that you can frame. The small group size means you will get lots of one-on-one feedback. All health and safety regulations will be followed to keep all of us safe.

What you need to bring

All materials, use of tools and equipment are included. The only thing you need to bring along is a printout of your map. If you don’t have access to a printer simply email us the image of the map and I will be happy to print it for you.

About your tutor

Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist and an experienced educator. She set up her studio practice 12 years ago after winning the Craft Council’s business set up award Next Move. Ekta’s 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.

What’s included

  • Fabrics, sewing supplies
  • Use of specialist tools and equipment
  • List of suppliers

Lovely things students have shared about their experience

“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

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