Shibori is the Japanese term for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. This workshop is aimed at textile enthusiasts who wish to learn ways creating pattern using Shibori techniques and dyeing sustainably. Under Ekta’s gentle guidance you will learn ways of creating pattern through exploring a range of stitched shibori techniques
Stitched Shibori Virtual Masterclass
Date Sat 18- Sun 19 Sept 2021
Timing 2pm – 4.30pm BST or 9.30 am-12.00 am EDT or 6 am-8.30 am PDT . Check your local time here
Shibori is the Japanese term for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. This workshop is aimed at textile enthusiasts who wish to learn ways creating pattern using Shibori techniques and dyeing sustainably. Under Ekta’s gentle guidance you will learn ways of creating pattern through exploring a range of stitched shibori techniques. We will dye with a natural dye which does not need a mordant or any specialist equipment.
Materials pack will be sent to the participants. This will include medium weight cotton suitable for hand dyeing, strong thread, needles and a food dye which will not require any specialist equipment to use at home. Participants will need access to a saucepan for boiling shibori cloth bundles, a kettle and a hob/electric plate. Instructions on the shibori techniques and dyeing at home will be provided during the workshop.
Where will the course take place
Stitched Shibori virtual masterclass will be held on Zoom. A link to the class will be sent to you. The number of participants is restricted to a small group to ensure all students have ample time to get individual feedback. You will need access to a laptop/tablet with a camera and microphone.
About your tutor Ekta Kaul
Ekta is an established textile artist and a highly experienced educator. She creates ‘StoryMaps’ – narrative embroidered maps that explore place, history and belonging through stitch. Ekta’s work is held in several public and private collections including the Crafts Council’s , Liberty London’s 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. Ekta loves to share her skills and 20 year’s worth of experience at embroidery Masterclasses at museums including Victoria & Albert Museum, Kettles Yard, Leighton House Museum amongst others.
"If you want a day of pure escape, creativity and yummy food, make this the one! Ekta was so welcoming and I walked away feeling that I’d learned absolutely loads and loads! I love my map and can’t wait to have it framed."
"What a wonderful experience- to share stories of place and belonging while learning from Ekta. It was a fantastic day! Thank you for the delicious lunch. Your work is inspirational."
"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 hand stitching embellishment (place names) and dust off my sewing machine – just to be check that I could do free embroidery – ( I can)! You are a very talented artist and a great communicator. Thank you."
"What a lovely day spent in the beautiful studio of Ekta Kaul, learning to embroider maps under her encouraging guidance. Privileged to spend time under the tutelage of an experienced and passionate artist."
"I have wanted to learn more about free machine embroidery for a while. When I saw the workshop advertised on Ekta’s website I decided that I should have a go! Ekta’s work is very creative and of a very high standard (I bought one of her scarves last year!) I had seen some of her quilts at Art in Action and thought I could learn a lot from her. I wasn’t disappointed! Ekta is a very encouraging, enabling and skilful teacher. She is very patient and has a real sense of fun. I enjoyed the workshop tremendously, learnt lots of new skills and came away having started a piece of work that I now have the confidence and skills to complete!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course with Ekta, renewing my interest in sewing, yet doing something I had never done before ie machine embroidery. I decided to come to Ekta’s workshop because I so liked what she made for the Christmas Fair and I wanted to learn her techniques. I am close to retirement and am looking to spend time doing something creative, making items that are unique, attractive and useful and can be given as presents. I am so inspired I am now bidding on e-bay for a Bernina sewing machine!"
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