2018 Courses and Workshops
Monthly Art Textiles Course
Wednesday Group:19th September, 17th October, 14th November, 16th January, 13th February, 13th March, 10th April, 15th May, 12th June. Sessions 10am-2.30pm *fully booked*
Thursday Group: 20th September, 18th October, 15th November, 17th January, 14th February, 14th March, 11th April, 16th May, 13th June. Sessions 10am-2.30pm *fully booked*
Cost: Total course cost £270 (3 x £90 Installments)
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.
Christmas Print Evening Course
When: Wednesdays 10th Oct/ 24th Oct/ 7th Nov/ 28th Nov (7.30pm-9.30pm)
Details: Following the success of our recent evening course we will be running another on the run up to Christmas, total cost £80. 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
When: 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.
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 Tags and Collage
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.
Lino cut Christmas Cards ( Beginners)
When: Thursday 11th (fully booked) or Monday 15th 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.
Gelli plate and block
When: Thursday 25th October 10am-1pm
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! The papers and fabrics you create can be used within other projects or perfect for card making. £25 including printing materials, practice paper/fabric, and refreshments.
Christmas textile tags
When: Thursday 8th November, 10am-3pm
Details: Join Liske at the studio to create a collection of Christmas themed textile tags, perfect for extra special cards or decorations. This workshop combines print, collage and stitch. Make use of our wooden print blocks and thermofax screens and have a rummage through our trims and fabrics to create a fabric collage which we will then transform into tags, finally add embellishments such as buttons. £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.
Rag Wreath Workshop
When: Thursday 29th November 7pm-9pm
Details: Join us at the studio for a festive few hours making your own rag wreath which can be used year after year! You will be welcomed with a glass of mulled wine before having the opportunity to print your own fabrics to use within your wreath (we will be using 12 inch circular frames). There is no sewing involved so this is suitable for all levels. This is a great way to use scraps of fabric, or take advantage of our stash! £30 including most materials.
Rag Wreath Workshop
When: Friday 30th November 10am-1pm
Details: Join us at the studio for a festive morning making your own rag wreath which can be used year after year! You will be welcomed with a mince pie & hot drink before having the opportunity to print your own fabrics to use within your wreath (we will be using 12 inch circular frames). There is no sewing involved so this is suitable for all levels. This is a great way to use scraps of fabric, or take advantage of our stash! £30 including most materials.
Festive Print Morning
When: Monday 3rd December
Details: Treat yourself to a morning of block printing! Take advantage of our large collection of wooden print blocks and even make your own foam blocks to print with. This is the perfect opportunity to create some unique Christmas gifts or accessories. £25 including all materials and a canvas gift bag or stocking plus as many mince pies as you can manage! We have other items available to print; cushion covers, tea towels, table runners, Lampshade kits, napkins, all reasonably priced.
EVENT: Christmas Artisan Craft Fair
When: Friday 23rd November 7pm-9.30pm and Saturday 24th November 10am-2pm SAVE THE DATE!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 overs 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.