Art and Stitch Weekend Celebrating Mother’s Day | 21-22 March 2020

£175.00

Join Ekta Kaul for an uplifting and creative Mother’s Day weekend of art, stitch and wholesome food. Included is a private visit to acclaimed artist Anita Klein’s studio (21 March, afternoon), a full day embroidery workshop with Ekta at her central London studio and a nourishing home cooked Indian lunch (22 March 2020, 11am-5pm). This event is not just for mothers but is open to everyone.

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Join Ekta Kaul for an uplifting and creative Mother’s Day weekend of art, stitch and wholesome food. This event is not just for mothers but is open to everyone.

Saturday 21 March 2020 3pm-4:30pm | Private visit to artist Anita Klein’s Studio 

  • Commence the weekend immersing yourself in the beautiful work of acclaimed artist Anita Klein in the intimate setting of her studio in Bermondsey. Anita will show her paintings and prints and talk about motherhood and how it has shaped her work.

Sunday 22 March 2020 11am-5pm | Embroidery Workshop & Homemade Lunch

  • Enjoy a full day embroidery workshop with Ekta Kaul making stitched art inspired by Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures at Ekta’s studio in Bloomsbury.
  • Savour a home cooked Indian lunch. (Not spicy, but flavourful and nourishing. )

Donating Money for Cancer Research

5% of all ticket sales will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

Details of Embroidery Workshop | Sunday 22 March 2020 

The workshop is an opportunity to slow down, make a meaningful stitched piece, enjoy exchanging stories with like minded people and savour food that Ekta’s mother taught her to cook.

Barbara Hepworth was an internationally acclaimed a British sculptor.  Though concerned with form and abstraction, Hepworth’s art was primarily about relationships. She kept returning to the motif of Mother & Child in her work, especially in 1920s-30s. (Text courtesy Tate.org.uk).  Her work and life are a huge inspiration to Ekta.

Taking inspiration from Hepworth’s sculptures, you will learn to embroider your own interpretation. You will learn a variety of hand embroidery stitches including Running Stitch, French Knots, Seeding, Stem Stitch, Whipped Running Stitch and Appliqué. A specially designed template will also be available to use.

All materials including fabric, threads, hoop needles will be provided. Instructions are included so you can continue to work on your embroidery at home. The workshop is suitable for absolute beginners as well as improvers.

Please note travel to venues and accommodation is not included.

About your tutor Ekta Kaul 

Ekta is an award winning textile artist and an experienced educator. She creates ‘StoryMaps’ – narrative embroidered maps that explore place, history and belonging through stitch. Her textiles are imbued with character, they speak of exquisite craftsmanship, careful attention to detail and a sensitive use of colour and materials. Ekta’s work is held in several public and private collections including bespoke StoryMaps for Liberty’s London and Gunnersbury Museum’s permanent collections.  You can see her work at a select group of galleries in the UK and internationally including The New Craftsmen, Contemporary Applied Arts, Museum of Art and Design NYC, Conran Shop Tokyo among others. She has received awards from the Crafts Council, the Arts Council and was the finalist in Jerwood Makers Open 2019. Ekta works from her studio at Cockpit Arts, in Bloomsbury Holborn.

Image Credits

Images of paintings courtesy Anita Klein.

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