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Bespoke Map Quilts | 24, 25, 26 Feb 2023

£270.00

This expanded course brings together a distillation of Ekta’s knowledge in creating bespoke embroidered maps. She believes maps are a potent tool for storytelling and can be a conduit to personal narratives held in memory. In this masterclass, Ekta invites you to celebrate your own life journey through maps or celebrate your family’s connection to place. This live Masterclass will be held virtually in a small intimate group. A carefully curated material pack with fabrics, needles, threads and wadding will be sent to you.

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Venue Live Virtual Masterclass on Zoom, Recording available for 4 weeks after the course.

Dates Friday 24, Sat 25, Sun 26 Feb 2023

Timing 5 pm – 7.30 pm GMT (London UK), 12pm-2.30pm ET (New York). 9am -11.30am PST (California)

Fee £270 (includes a curated material kit)

What will we do

This expanded course brings together a distillation of Ekta’s knowledge in creating bespoke embroidered maps. She believes maps are a potent tool for storytelling and can be a conduit to personal narratives held in memory. In this masterclass, Ekta invites you to celebrate your own life journey through maps or celebrate your family’s connection to place.

Learn to hand embroider and quilt a custom map of a place that is personally meaningful to you. This masterclass is an opportunity to celebrate places where we find ourselves the happiest at- whether the place you live or a place that you love travelling to or one that exists in only memory. 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  stitches to embroider your map. Taking inspiration from objects, photographs, maps and ephemera we will add motifs and patterns to the map. You will also learn to quilt and finish your map ready for hanging.

This course is suitable for beginners and those who wish to develop their creative skills further.

Ekta will demonstrate all stitches & processes and offer individual help and feedback to guide you. The emphasis will be on developing your personal ideas.  By the end of the masterclass you will have the skills and confidence to develop your map project further.

Materials

A materials pack including fabric, threads, needles and wadding will be sent to you. Shipping will be calculated at checkout.

What you need to bring

Please bring a printout of your map (in A4 or A3 size) and images/objects/souvenirs for reference. Ekta will be in touch in advance of the masterclass to help you select a suitable map.  You will need access to a laptop/tablet with a camera and speaker.

About your tutor

Ekta is an established textile artist  known for her narrative embroidered maps that explore place, history and belonging through stitch.  Ekta is also a highly experienced educator and is regularly invited to teach embroidery Masterclasses at museums including Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Kettles Yard (Cambridge), Leighton House Museum amongst others. Her work is held in several public and private collections including the Crafts Council’s , Liberty London’s and Gunnersbury Museum’s permanent collections.  Ekta loves to help spark your creativity and share the wealth of insights she has gained over the past 14 years as a practicing artist.

Kind words from students 

“Beautiful masterclass with Ekta creating stitched maps of treasured base points in turbulent lives plus restorative conversation on significance of place, landscape and borders”

Bethany Skuce, London

“I have always been attracted to maps, so Ekta’s Maps masterclass was a winner. Her ideas for scaling and transferring the image to fabric were very helpful. I made great progress during the course and picked up tips for completing my piece soon.”

Linda Bassett, Bovey Tracey, Devon

“What a lovely day spent with 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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Weight 0.1 kg
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