Workshops

Workshops

What to Bring: Bring along an apron and a sketch book if you have one with any ideas you may have. Any other items required for a the workshops will be listed within the details.

Booking: If you would like to book a space onto one of the workshops at Littleheath Barn Studio, you can use the contact link on the Contact Us page or email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com . Alternatively you can call Liske on 07980772064 or Claire on 07713875119.

Payment: Full payment is required prior to the workshops to reserve your place. We will contact you with details.

Studio shop: You can purchase plain fabrics and textile items including canvas bags, tea towels and cushion covers ready to print. We also have fabric paints, dyes and thermofax screens that can be purchased. Product payments can be made on the day by cash or cheque.  

2018 Workshops     



Studio Open Evening :  Pimms and print    

When: Thursday 12th July 2018, 7pm-9.30pm

Details: Join us at the studio for a glass of Pimms and a look around! We will be there to discuss workshops, demonstrate some of the print techniques we use, and we will have a few goodies on sale too. Hope to see you there.



Fabric Printing Workshop

When: Saturday 14th July, 10am-3.30pm 

Details: This workshop is perfect for all levels of experience... Beginners can come along and learn how to use themofax screens and wooden blocks to print your own unique item (cushion cover, tea towel or canvas bag included in price). Those with more experience can continue to build their collection of hand printed fabrics. You will also have the opportunity to print a few cards to take away. £40 including refreshments and printing materials. You are welcome to bring along additional fabric or items to print.    



Ice dyeing & Wax Resist

When: Tuesday 17th July, 10am-3pm   

Details: A new dyeing combination!! Spend the morning learning how to ice dye fabrics which creates beautiful pattern (as in event photo)... and while the ice melts the wax will be heating up ready to try some basic batik techniques using the same colour combinations! All dyeing will be done with procion dyes which work on natural fabrics. £40 includes refreshments and all dyes but not fabrics


Gelli block and collage *Fully Booked - look out for new date*   

When: Wednesday 8th August, 10am-3pm            

Details: Spend the morning layering colour and pattern to create some wonderful papers and fabrics. Work with a Gelli plate or foam plate combined with block printing and plenty of mark making tools! Then after lunch we will use some of the papers to collage with. £35 includes printing materials, practice paper/fabric, lunch and refreshments.     




Experimental Textiles Day *1 place remaining*   

When: Saturday 18th August, 10am-3.30pm     

Details: join us for a colourful day of play. Experiment with a number of techniques including block printing, mark making and Gelli plate printing. All in rich Indian Summer inspired colours. £40 includes most materials


Indigo Shibori   

When: Thursday 23rd August 2018 or Monday 24th September, 10:00-15:00

Details: Come and join us for a day of indigo dyeing. Experiment with the Japanese art of Shibori, where we fold and manipulate the fabrics to create beautiful patterns, you will leave with a fabulous collection of fabrics. You will be required to supply your own fabric. £40 includes lunch and refreshments.     


Seaside Squares - New Date added!!

When: Wednesday 29th August 10am-3pm

Details: A day of fabric collage and layering combined with print and stitch to create a small seaside scene. £40 including materials, refreshments and lunch.


Dyeing Morning        

When: Thursday 6th September , 10am-1pm

Details: Come for a colourful morning at the studio. Top up or kick off your collection of hand dyed fabrics. Use Procion dyes to do a colour run, or two, plus some tray dyeing to create truly useful pieces of fabric to be used within other projects. £30 Includes dyes and refreshments (you will need to bring your own fabric)

 


Lampshade & Cushion: Print and make  

When: Saturday 8th September, 10am-3.30pm

Details: Join us at the studio for this popular workshop to print your own bespoke cushion and coordinating lampshade. We will walk you through two fabric printing techniques; Thermofax screen printing & Wooden block printing. You will have time to experiment with both before working on your finished pieces!. £60 Includes all materials and refreshments.


Fabric Printing Evening

When: Wednesday 12th September, 19.30-21.30

Details: A perfect introduction to printing with thermofax screens and wooden blocks. Bring along your own items to print or chose from our selection. £20 including refreshments.

     


Monthly Course: Wednesdays,10:00-14:30

Date: Wednesdays 19th Sept 17th Oct 14th Nov 16th Jan 13th March 10th April 15th May and 12th June                                                                       

Cost: Total course cost £270 (3 x £90 Instalments)

Details: From September Liske will be running two monthly art textiles groups (Wednesdays and Thursdays) - with the changing seasons as our inspiration we will work on a series of 4 textile collages/books/hangings - each month we will experiment with various dyeing & print techniques to create fabrics which you will use in your collages.


Monthly Course: Thursdays, 10:00-14:30

Date: Thursdays 20 sept / 18 oct / 15 Nov / 17 Jan / 14 Feb / 14 march / 11 April / 16 May / 13 June

Cost: Total course cost £270 (3 x £90 instalments)                                                                  

Details:  From September Liske will be running two monthly art textiles groups (Wednesdays and Thursdays) - with the changing seasons as our inspiration we will work on a series of 4 textile collages/books/hangings - each month we will experiment with various dyeing & print techniques to create fabrics which you will use in your collages.

 


Print a Scarf/Pashmina

When: Thursday 27th September, 10am-2.30pm 

Details: Use thermofax screens, wooden print blocks and fab foam stamps to print your very own, totally bespoke, scarf or pashmina. We will introduce you to all of the print techniques before you start work on your final piece. £35 including all materials and refreshments.

     


Breakdown Printing 2 day course                                                                     

When:  Monday 1st October and Monday 8th October, 10am-2.30pm                                  

Details: Another new workshop!!
You will produce two breakdown screens using different techniques, they are created using thickened dyes, once dried you can print onto fabric and as you print the dye breaks down leaving interesting patterns and texture.
Day 1 - produce screens and work with thickened dyes
Day 2 - print with breakdown screen and overprint with thermofax screens
£70 including refreshments (fabric not included in cost)



                                       

Autumn Textile Collage and Tags                                                                                 

When:  Saturday 6th October, 10am-3pm         

Details: In this workshop you will have the chance to print pre-dyed fabrics before collaging them together. We will be working to an autumnal theme and once your collages are complete we will demonstrate how to transform them into lovely textile tags, or you can keep as one collage if you wish. This workshop combines thermofax screen printing, block printing, stitch and embellishment. £40 including refreshments.       


Christmas Print Workshop

Time: 19:30-21:30

Date:  Wednesdays 10th Oct/ 24th Oct/ 7th Nov/ 28th Nov

Cost: £80                                                      

Details: Following the success of our recent evening course we will be running another on the run up to Christmas. This course will be made up of 4 evening sessions as follows;
10th October - design your own lino and foam stamp to use on cards, tags and wrap
24th October - Print your own xmas cards using your designs as well as our collection of blocks
7th November - Print your own gift wrap and tags 

28th November - Print a gift/ treat for yourself - either a cushion cover, tea towel or tote bag



 Lino Cut Christmas Cards              

When: Thursday 11th or Friday 12th October, 10am-1pm      

Details: Join Liske at the studio to design and cut your own Christmas card design into lino, then print a set of cards to take away (along with your lino so you can continue printing at home). £25 including all materials.      


Christmas Collage

When: Thursday 8th November, 10am-3pm

Details: Design, print and stitch a small Christmas themed piece of textile art to admire year after year. Make use of our thermofax screens, wooden blocks and have a rummage through our fabrics and trims to use in your piece. £40 including all materials and lunch.


     

Christmas Print Workshop

When: Saturday 10th November 10am-3.30pm

Details: Take advantage of our selection of thermofax screens, foam stamps and print blocks. Spend time printing your own Christmas cards as well as an item of your choice (cushion, tea towel or canvas bag). £45 including all materials and refreshments.