Bespoke Maps | One Day Embroidery Course | 23 November 2019

£150.00

One day Embroidery Course

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One Day Embroidery Course – Bespoke Maps 

Course Venue 

Cockpit Arts Holborn, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

Dates Saturday 23 November 2019 11am – 5 pm

Course Fee £150

Places 5 students

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.

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 we 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  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 select galleries and stores the UK, the US and Japan.  Ekta regularly exhibits at national and international events and works from her studio at Cockpit Arts in Bloomsbury, Central London.

What’s included

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

Here’s what Ekta’s 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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