Memory Maps | Weekend Embroidery Course | 2-3 November 2019


Learn to  make a commemorative memory maps that celebrates memories of a place of personal significance under the expert guidance of Ekta Kaul.

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Memory Maps | Weekend Course

Course Venue 

Cockpit Arts Holborn, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

Dates Sunday Saturday 2- Sunday 3 November 2019 11am – 5 pm

Course Fee £250  including all materials and refreshments

Places 5 students

What will we do

We will make a commemorative memory maps to celebrate memories of a place of personal significance for instance the place where you grew up or travelled to on holidays. Taking inspiration from objects, photographs, maps and ephemera we will create visual compositions to translate into stitched patterns and textures. This course is suitable for those of you who wish to develop your creative skills further.

The first day will be about developing a visual through mark making, drawing and playing with scale. The second day would begin with demonstrations of embroidery techniques. Each student will get individual feedback on how to translate their artwork into embroidery and finish the piece. You will then continue to make your individual memory maps.

What you need to bring

All materials, use of tools and equipment are provided. You will need to bring images/objects/souvenirs for reference.

About your tutor

Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist and an experienced tutor. 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 some of the best galleries in the UK and the US.  Ekta regularly exhibits at national and international events and works from her studio in Bloomsbury, Central London.

What’s included

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

Here’s what our happy students say

“Beautiful workshop 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 Memory Maps was a winner. Her ideas for scaling and transferring the image to fabric were very helpful. I made great progress during the 2 days and picked up tips for completing my piece soon.”

Linda Bassett, Bovey Tracey, Devon

“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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