With Ekta Kaul
$450 [Includes $75 lab fee] class limit 14. Apr 3, 4, 5 (Fri, Sat, Sun 10am - 4pm)
This course will focus on how to use the stitch to make commemorative maps expressing memories related to place. Inspiration will be drawn from personal photographs, maps, objects or souvenirs that can act as prompts for exploring memories. Students will learn to create visual compositions and then translate them into stitched patterns and textures evoking memories of land, location and people.
The course is for those who wish to develop their creativity further. Demonstrations of stitch techniques will be given to the group. Each student will receive individual feedback and help in developing their ideas. The course is invaluable for anyone looking for ways to translate personal experience into stitched textile art.
About Ekta Kaul
Ekta Kaul is an award-winning textile artist, maker, and educator. Ekta’s embroidered cartographic quilts—“StoryMaps”—seek to tell personal stories of place through maps. Ekta’s creative voice is a combination of her Indian heritage and British training. She began her studies at India’s National Institute of Design (NID) before winning the Charles Wallace and British Council scholarships to pursue an MA in Textiles in the UK.
Ekta now maintains a studio practice at Cockpit Arts, Bloomsbury in central London. Her work is held in several private collections and has been shown in galleries in the UK and internationally. Venues include The New Craftsmen, Contemporary Applied Arts, Liberty’s, The Devon Guild, Designers Guild, Ruthin Craft Centre, Museum of Art and Design NYC, and Conran Shop Tokyo. She has received awards from the Crafts Council of England and the Arts Council of England, and was a finalist in the Jerwood Maker’s Open 2019.