Stitched Cartography, Embroider a Bespoke Map with Ekta Kaul – 20th July or 21st July 19

Stitched Cartography, Embroider a Bespoke Map with Ekta Kaul - 20th July or 21st July 19

Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist, maker and educator. Her textiles are imbued with character, they speak of exquisite hand craftsmanship, simplicity and timelessness. Ekta’s embroidered cartographic quilts-‘StoryMaps’ seek to tell personal stories of place through maps. A minimalist at heart, Ekta draws inspiration from graphic aerial photography, vintage maps and gardens. She is inspired by zen gardens of Japan, calligraphy and architecture. Her process is very much rooted in mark making. Her work explores contemporary expressions of stitch using age-old techniques of hand embroidery, hand dyeing and block printing and free-hand machine embroidery. Learn to embroider a keepsake map of a place that is special to you with award winning textile artist Ekta Kaul. Working with a map of your choice, you will learn to develop an artwork for your map, transfer your drawing on to fabric and use a variety of embroidery stitches to embellish your map. Under Ekta’s expert guidance you will stitch a map embroidered with locations and icons that are personally meaningful to you and your loved ones. The day would entail a lovely mix of drawing and sewing with a focus on developing your creativity. To get your started, Ekta will give a demonstration of embroidery stitches. You will then practice this on fabric provided. Moving on to your bespoke map, you will develop a drawing of your chosen area, marking it with locations or icons that are personal to you. Your tutor Ekta will guide you in choosing stitches, colours and threads. You will then learn to transfer the drawing on to fabric and commence work on your map. Ekta will be on hand to guide every step. She will also share information on inspiring artists, her favourite books and creative approaches to help you. Each map is different, so the amount of time taken to finish will vary. Don’t worry too much if you are not able finish your map by the end of the day, you will leave with skills and confidence to finish it in your own time. £85 inc materials and 2 course lunch
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