Ekta Kaul

Ekta Kaul

Ekta Kaul's textiles celebrate a pared down aesthetic, simplicity & timeless style

Biography

My work is a celebration of understated elegance and sophisticated style. The focus is on simplicity, careful attention to detail and a sensitive use of materials and colours.

Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist, designer and educator. Her textiles are imbued with character, they speak of exquisite hand craftsmanship, simplicity and timeless style.

Sumptuous silks, fine wools and soft cashmeres are embroidered, hand-dyed and printed in simple graphic compositions using time-honoured methods. Ekta creates bespoke embroidered maps and small editions of scarves in bold colours. She teaches courses and masterclasses in embroidery.

Following her training at India’s premier design school the National Institute of Design, Ekta won the Charles Wallace and British Council scholarships to pursue MA Textiles in the UK. She has gained the following of a discerning audience and her work is stocked at select galleries in the UK including The New Craftsmen, Contemporary Applied Arts, Designers Guild, Ruthin Craft Centre among others. She has received awards from the Crafts Council and the Arts Council, England and was the finalist in Jerwood Makers Open 2019.

textiles art led

Ekta creates embroidered cartographic wall hangings exploring a sense of place. They can be customised with personal icons and locations.

fashion and accessories

Ekta's characterful scarves have been described as "wardrobe classics" and "incredibly comforting works of art.” Every Ekta Kaul piece is a celebration of exceptional craftsmanship and timeless style.

homeware

Ekta creates distinctive handmade quilts for the home.

site specific and art led

Ekta welcomes commissions maps celebrating memories and place.