The Artful Stitch Journey

26-29th Oct 2021

An invitation to rekindle your creativity over
4 art-filled days
with

Ekta Kaul

Artist and Founder of Soothing Stitch Circle

What is it?

An invitation to go on a journey with me to rekindle your creativity. If you are feeling unsure of how to find the path to joyful creativity or have lost that path as life took over, join me on this 4-day voyage, designed to help you reconnect with your creative self.

 

Through simple mindful stitch practices, you will be invited to explore self-awareness, self inquiry and self-compassion, paying attention to that which fills you up.

 

Together, we will travel this creative journey towards finding a more joyful and creative you. 

Who is it for?

 

 

Are you feeling any of this?

 

-  Lost and directionless

-  Stuck in a rut

-  Burdened by the need to make things 'perfect'

-  Battling with inner critics

-  Scared to take the next step 

-  Struggling to find time for creativity

-  Overwhelmed by the busy-ness of life

 

If you are, this is for you! This is a journey towards finding your mojo through being immersed in playful explorations without judgement, experimenting in a safe space and supported by a warm & loving community.

 

 

You could be a complete beginner in stitch or a seasoned artist looking to recalibrate.

This 4-day guided experience will enable you to reconnect with your inner thread, explore the artful stitch practice as a transformative habit that puts creative play at the centre, leading you to joy and fulfilment.

About Ekta Kaul

 

Ekta Kaul is a textile artist known for her narrative maps that explore places, history and belonging through stitch. She works on public and private commissions and her work is held in several permanent collections including at the Crafts Council, Liberty of London, the Gunnersbury Museum and those of private collectors. Ekta teaches at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge as well as internationally. She has received awards from the Crafts Council and the Arts Council England and was the winner of 2021 Cockpit Arts Textile Prize. She works from her studio at Cockpit Arts in Bloomsbury, London.

How does it work?

We will explore a series of creative prompts together over four art-filled days, each designed to ignite your creative spark.

 

We will gather online for The Artful Stitch. You will receive a daily prompt in an email along with a link to join me live on Facebook in a private group, where we will explore our daily prompts through mark making and stitches. .

You can join from anywhere in the world, all curious beings with or without creative experience are welcome in this space.

 

Links and details will be shared exclusively with those who enroll. If you miss a day, you will be able to catch up with the session recordings. You will have access till Nov 3rd. 

What will we explore together? 

Finding, rekindling and nurturing your creative intuition.

TUESDAY 26 OCT | DAY 1

 

We will spend time setting an intention to connect with your your creative voice, learning to trust it and nurturing it and make our way to charting a course towards that horizon.











WEDNESDAY 27 OCT | DAY 2

 

What we take along with us on our journey matters. In this session, we will explore your non-negotiable creative journey essentials and the baggage that you need to let go of for a lighter, more joyful voyage.

THURSDAY 28 OCT | DAY 3

 

Journeys are made richer by companions. We will acknowledge and celebrate our travel companions : courage and connections kindred through stitches.

 

FRIDAY 29 OCT | DAY 4

 

Each step in this journey takes you closer to recorgnising your own voice and expressing your own way of looking at the world. On the final day, we will explore creative stitch practice as a transformative habit that leads us to joy and fulfilment.











What will I takeaway?

Injection of new energy + inspiration

By immersing you in judgement-free explorations, this experience will set you up for making richer, more nuanced work 

A new way of looking at Stitches 

Your will learn to use stitches to express your ideas and evoke feelings 

Your very own original work of art

Easy to follow steps that you will learn here will lead you to making your original work of art. 

A deeper connection with your creative voice

By taking a deeper dive into what YOU find joyful, you will forge a stronger connection with your work. 

Testimonials

"This gives me kind of a purpose when stitching,  it feels like play, it gives me the space to create without the pressure of needing to be something."

Paty CuevasPaty Cuevas

“Oh, it's this beautiful gathering of creative people all working together on their individual projects held by the kindness, warmth and expertise of Ekta. So much joy and kindness in this group!”

Julie LambertJulie Lambert

“I refer to Ekta as my creative coach! The idea of an artistic voice is new to me and the experience in our group has opened new doors for me. Ekta shares her inspiration as an artist and has a well-organized plan to teach and inspire each of us on our own journey. I love each step of the adventure ”

Jean SwansonJean Swanson

FAQs

When is The Artful Stitch Journey taking place?Tuesday 26 Oct to Friday 29 Oct 2021. We will meet each day online at 7pm BST for about an hour, live in our private group. Please check your local time here.

What materials will I need?I encourage you to use what you already have available with you. You will need the following

- Threads- any type of thread you have available - cotton floss, sewing thread, perle.
- Fabric- Cotton or linen in plain solid colour- 10x10 “ or larger. preferably natural, white or cream. - You can repurpose old or discarded items too.
- A pair of scissors
- An embroidery hoop
- Needle threader (optional)
- Ink erasable pen (optional)
- Some pencils in varying thicknesses
- Paper to draw on

I am not on Facebook, can I still join?Yes, you certainly can. The video calls will be simulcast on both Facebook and YouTube. Also the recordings will be available to watch on both Facebook and YouTube till 3 Nov. All resources and guides provided on the Facebook group will also be shared over email prior to the calls.

Do I have to join live?No. You can catch up if you miss a day, you will have access to all videos till 3 Nov.

What if I miss a session?No worries! The recordings of the sessions will be available till Nov 3rd

I am a complete beginner, is this for me?Yes! Absolutely! The only thing you need is your curiosity. I will demonstrate all techniques in easy-to-follow along steps, you will have a supportive community to lean into and I will be there to answer all your questions.

I am experienced, is this for me?When you begin to feel like you have been making work on autopilot, it's time to pause and reflect how to bring back new energy into your work. These 4 days are the opportunity to press pause and reboot.

I still have some questionsPlease send me an email at info@ektakaul.com

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Thank you for your interest. Doors for Soothing Stitch Circle are open till midnight Tuesday 2 Nov 2021.

Join this Enriching 4-day journey for just

£10.00