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.

Payment: 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.

Booking: If you’d like to book a space onto one of the workshops at Littleheath Barn Studio, email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com or call Liske on 07980772064 or Claire on 07713875119.

 

2018 Workshops


We have a new course for the New Year. 

Print and Dye Course - Wednesday Club  Fully booked

Time: 19:30-21:30

Details: Join Liske & Claire one evening a month to experiment with a variety of techniques with the aim to create a collection of 10 printed pieces of work. We will begin in January by dyeing a colour run of fabrics - these will then be brought back each month to be printed (block, screen, Lino, fab foam), and stitched into - you may also like to continue stitching in your own time.  Including all materials and refreshments.


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Gelli plate and block printing Workshop **FULLY BOOKED**

Time: 10:00-15:00

Date: Saturday 24th  Feb 2018

Cost: £40

Details: New for 2018. Spend a day layering colour and pattern to create some wonderful papers and fabrics to take away and use as you please. Work with Gelli plate and or foam plates combined with block printing and plenty of mark making tools.  Includes printing materials, lunch and refreshments.

  

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Art Cloth and More  **FULLY BOOKED**

Time: 10:00-15:00

Date: One Wednesday a month on the following dates: 14th Feb 21st March 18th April 16th May 20th June 

Cost: £175 

Details: On this course we will be working on a 5 layer cloth along with other pieces to co-ordinate. We will begin with dyeing a collection of fabrics before adding layers with thickened dyes and fabric paints to create wonderful pattern and texture. Printing techniques will include thermofax, breakdown printing and using was a resist. Refreshments and most materials included.

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Art Cloth and More    **FULLY BOOKED**

Time: 10:00-15:00

Date: One Thursday a  month on the following dates: 15h Feb 22nd March 19th April 17th April and 21st June.

16th May 20th June    

Cost: £175 

Details: On this course we will be working on a 5 layer cloth along with other pieces to co-ordinate. We will begin with dyeing a collection of fabrics before adding layers with thickened dyes and fabric paints to create wonderful pattern and texture. Printing techniques will include thermofax, breakdown printing and using was a resist. Refreshments and most materials included.

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Seasonal Collage: Spring   **FULLY BOOKED**

Time: 10:00-15:30

Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018

Cost: £40

Details: Another new workshop. We will be layering fabrics and using appliqué combined with fabric printing, embellishment and stitch to create a lovely springtime inspired collage. Includes lunch and refreshments.


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Seaside Squares **FULLY BOOKED**

Time: 10:00-15:00

Date: Saturday 24th March 2018

Cost: £40

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

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Indigo Shibori **FULLY BOOKED**

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018

Time: 10:00-15:00

Cost: £40

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. Includes lunch and refreshments.

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 Sashiko Workshop with Jenni Taylor

Time: 10:00-1:00

Date: Friday 11th May 2018

Cost: £40

Details: Jenni Taylor will be running a Sashiko workshop for us! Sashiko (literally meaning "little stabs") is a form of decorative stitching from Japan. This is a perfect follow up to our Shibori workshops (but not required) you can work on denim or indigo dyed fabrics to practice Sashiko patterns in the morning then we will have a project piece to work on in the afternoon.

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Lampshade and Cushion print Workshop- *Fully Booked** 

Time: 10:00-16:00

Date: Saturday 19th May

Cost: £60

Details: You will get the chance to print with thermofax printing and block printing to design and create you very own lampshade and cushion cover. A great way to personalise your interiors. All materials included.

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Monchrome Mark Making  

Time: 10:00-15:00

Date: Wednesday 23rd May

Cost: £35

Join Liske for a day of mark making on fabric with a limited colour palette. Use everyday objects to create your own mark making blocks as well as taking advantage of the screens and blocks we have. Create an interesting collection of fabric samples that can then be used within other projects. Includes most materials and lunch.

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Dye and Print : Two day course  

Time: 10:00-15:00

Date: Saturday 9th June and Monday 11th June

Cost: £80

Details: This is a two day course in which you will produce a lovely collection of hand printed fat quarters to use in other projects. It will run on Saturday and follow on Monday. On Saturday we will begin by dyeing a colour run of 10 fat quarters- you can choose which colours you would like to work with. We will then experiment with screen and block printing on some un-dyed fabrics- these will form part of your collection. You will then return on Monday (having rinsed and dried your colour run) to print onto your dyed fabrics. Includes refreshments, dyes and fabric paints. You will be required to bring your own cotton fabric or order form us in advance.

   

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Seaside Squares 

Time: 10:00-15:00

Date: Thursday 14th June

Cost: £35

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

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Indigo Shibori 

Date: Thursday 28th June 2018

Time: 10:00-15:00

Cost: £40

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. Includes lunch ad refreshments.

 

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Book 1: Scroll Book

Time: Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th July

Date: 10:00-15:00 Weds and 10:00-13:00 Thurs

Cost: £55

Details: This lovely textile scroll book is 'Book 1' of Ineke Berlyn's online course. Join Liske at the studio over two days to make your own. Including most materials and refreshments. You will have the chance to print some small pieces of fabric before collaging them together to make your 'book', then add stitch and embellishment to create a tactile piece that you will keep wanting to unroll... or use it as a lovely little wall hanging.

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Fabric Printing Workshop

Time:10:00-15:30

Date:Saturday 14th July

Cost: £40

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. Refreshments and printing materials included. You're welcome to bring along additional fabric or items to print.

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Experimental Textiles Day

Time:10:00-15:30

Date:Saturday 18th August

Cost: £40

Come and 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. Cost includes most materials.

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Lampshade: Print and make

Time:10:00-15:30

Date:Saturday 8th September

Cost: £55

Spend a day at the studio printing your own fabrics, add some pretty details. Perhaps collage pieces together to make a lovely one of a kind lampshade. We will introduce you to block printing and thermofax screen printing. You will have plenty of time to experiment before making your wonderful lampshade. Includes all materials and refreshments.