Suitable for absolute beginners as well as those who are more experienced.
Drawing inspiration from the Chapel garden designed and planted by Sarah Price, you will evolve a vocabulary of hand embroidery stitches under the guidance of Crafts & Arts Council award winning textile artist EKTA KAUL. The class will be about slowing down and taking time to observe. A Wabi-Sabi approach will be explored, ensuring a focus on creativity rather than achieving perfection.
The small group size means you will get lots of one-on-one help and Ekta will also share processes and techniques that she uses within her own work. Some fabrics and threads will be included and use of embroidery tools. Please bring your own threads, special fabrics to add a personal touch.
Ekta’s own artistic practice is focused on creating narrative embroidered maps that explore places, histories and belonging through stitch. Her textiles are imbued with character, they speak of exceptional hand craftsmanship, careful attention to detail and a sensitive use of materials & colours.
Ekta is also a highly experienced educator and regularly undertakes public participatory projects working in collaboration with Museums and Heritage sector charities. Her work is held in several private collections including a bespoke StoryMap commission for Liberty’s for their permanent collection. Her work can be seen select group of galleries in the UK and internationally including The New Craftsmen, Contemporary Applied Arts, Ruthin Craft Centre, Museum of Art and Design NYC, Conran Shop Tokyo among others. She is a finalist of the Jerwood Makers Open 2019 and was shortlisted for the Guildhall Artist Residency. Ekta works from her studio at Cockpit Arts in Bloomsbury, London.