2019 Courses and Workshops 

Print Evenings: Playing with colour on fabric

When:  four Wednesday evening sessions (March 6th & 20th, April 3rd & 10th)  19:30-21:30

Details :Join us for Wednesday evening sessions (March 6th & 20th, April 3rd & 10th) in which you’ll experiment with Mark-making and screen printing with thickened dyes and fabric paints to create a lovely collection of fabric samples as well as a beautiful hand printed pashmina. £95.

Session 1 - introduction to working with thickened dyes and resist screen printing
Session 2 - working onto pashmina with thickened dyes using techniques covered
Session 3 - thermofax printing with thickened dyes on fabrics and pashmina
Session 4 - discharge printing and adding a layer of pattern with fabric paints.


Print, Collage, Stitch: Spring circles 

When: Saturday 23rd March 10:00-15:30 

Details: An updated version of last year’s spring collage workshop.. come and join us for a fun and relaxed day creating your own piece of textile art. We will begin by printing a background using Thermofax screens and wooden print blocks, then add detail by layering on pieces of lace, sheer fabrics, buttons etc before embarking on some slow stitch. £45 including all material and refreshments. 


Lovely Lanterns

When: Thursday 4th April 10:00-15:00

Details: Join Liske for a relaxing day at the studio creating a pair of lovely lanterns. You will spend the morning printing your own fabric using thermofax screens as well as Indian wooden print blocks, then the best bits of your fabric will be used to create your lanterns. We will have time to add a bit of hand stitch along the way too!
When combined with a tea light or some fairy lights these lanterns give out a lovely glow... they would look lovely on an outdoor table in the summer too!
No experience necessary. No sewing involved. Additional lantern kits can be purchased. £45 including all materials and lunch.



Playing with print and dyes: 2 day course

When: Saturday 13th April and Monday 15th April 10:00-15:00

Details:  Come and play with colour and print on this fun, experimental 2-day workshop. Spend Saturday dyeing natural fabrics and threads with Procion dyes. You can dye a range of colours as well as experiment with plough dyeing a larger piece of fabric. You will also have the opportunity to dye with Indigo, our favourite dye. Finally spend some time printing some plain white fabrics and creating your own design to be made into a Thermofax screen ready to print with on day 2.

On day 2, Monday you will return with your rinsed out dyed fabrics and improve them by taking colour out with discharge paste. You will also add another layer using fabrics paints and your thermofax screen, as well as taking advantage of our collection of screens and wooden blocks. £100 including dyes, paints and A6 thermofax of your own design to keep.


CRUK Coffee Morning, Open Studio and demos

When: Sunday 28th April 10:00-13:00

Details: We are opening our doors for a Coffee morning with all donations going to Cancer Research UK. Liske and Claire will be there to chat about workshops and  you can even have a go at block printing too. Please bring a friend to come along and say Hi.


Fabric Print Evening

When: Wednesday 8th May 19:00-21:00

Details: A perfect introduction to fabric printing, or an opportunity for those with experience to use the facilities to add to their collection of printed fabrics. Learn how to print onto fabric using wooden print blocks and thermofax screens. Price of £25 includes use of materials and refreshments. Fabric and a selection of Items to print are available to purchase (cushion cover, tea towel, table runner, Lampshade kits, canvas bag), or you can bring along your own items to print.


Fabric Printing Play Day

When: Thursday 9th May 10:00-15:00

Details: Cme and have a print play day at the studio. You will begin by creating backgrounds with some basic mono-printing techniques then you can experiment with both block printing and thermofax screen printing over the top. Spend the morning experimenting and perfecting your printing and then in the afternoon you will have a choice of items to print onto (chose from cushion cover, canvas bag, tea towels, napkins, table runners, pashmina, fabric for sewing projects). £45 including 1 or 2 items (depending on your choice) and refreshments. Additional items can be purchased at a reasonable price.




Indigo Shibori 

When: Saturday 18th May 10:00-15:00 **FULLY BOOKED**

Details: Come and experience the magic of indigo dyeing in the beautiful Worcestershire Countryside. You will have plenty of time to experiment with a variety of Shibori techniques and create a wonderful collection of fabrics to take away with you. £45 including dye, a canvas shopper bag and refreshments. You will need to bring your own natural fabrics / items or pre-order from the Studio


Blue Fridays : Shibori, Sahisko,Stitch

When: Fridays 7th  14th  21st and 28th June. 10:00-14:30

Details: This exciting course is a collaboration with Jenniffer Taylor, our resident Sashiko expert, and author of ‘Girl with a Sewing Machine‘.
This course is made up of four Friday sessions in June which will be working towards creating a gorgeous indigo blue improvised patchwork quilt/hanging. The sessions will be structured as follows;
Friday 7th - Indigo dyeing using a range of stitched and folded Shibori techniques 
Friday 14th - more Shibori indigo dyeing as well as an introduction to Sashiko stitching which can be added to fabrics dyed in week 1 
Friday 21st - Bringing it all together - put together the patched top of your piece plus time to add more Sashiko stitch 
Friday 28th - Finishing touches, add more detail and complete your quilt/hanging 
Course is priced at £180, sewing machine and fabrics required (fabrics can be pre-ordered from us), all sessions will run from 10am until approx 2.30pm. Refreshments included.


Print your own: Lampshade and Cushion

When: Saturday 8th June 10:00-16:00 

Details: Join us at the studio for this popular workshop to print your own bespoke cushion cover 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 including all materials and refreshments.


Print and Slow Stitch : Scroll Book

When; Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th July 10:00-15:00

Details: Spend a relaxing two days at the studio creating your own beautiful scroll book/ wall hanging. Spend the first day creating a lovely collection of fabrics, we will print and paint fabrics along with some basic mark making. On the second say we will work on composition, adding some extra embelishments before beginning to hand stitch the layers together to create your hanging. Finish size approx: 50cmx12cm, can easily be adjusted.No experience required. No sewing machine, just hand stitch. £90 including materials and lunch.


Print Workshop: Gelli, block and collage

When: Saturday 13th July 10:00-15:30

Details: Join us at the studio for a colourful and experimental day.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. Later in the day we will use some of the papers to create collages. £45 including printing materials, practice paper and fabrics and refreshments.


Summer School: Breakdown and innovative fabric printing

When: Tuesday 13th  Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August

Details: We are very excited to be offering a 3 day Summer school in August. Enjoy a colourful 3 days at the studio and leave with a stash of hand printed fabrics ready for your next project. We will primarily working with thickened dyes and a blank screen. We will cover the following techniques, plus more if times allows; breakdown printing, Wax resist- 2 ways, printing with paper stencils, masking tape resist, printing with found objects and thermofax printing. No experience needed, £130 including refreshments and lunches. 


Shibori; Indigo and Ice

When: Wednesday 21st  August 10:00-15:00

Details: A new combo for Summer 2019. Come and experience the magic of Indigo and Ice dyeing. You will have time to experiment with a variety of Shibori folding, clamping and stitching techniques and create a wonderful collection of patterned fabrics to take home. £45 including lunch and refreshments. You will need to bring your own natural fabrics or pre-order from the studio.


Sheer Landscapes: Collage and Stitch

When: Friday 30th August 10:00-16:00

Details: As promised we’ve added a new date for this fun workshop! Design, piece together and stitch your own beautiful A4 sized landscape using sheer fabrics combined with some hand dyed fabrics to add depth of colour. Incorporate a bit of print if desired! Inspired by Ineke Berlyn’s sheer landscapes. £45 including all materials and refreshments. Sewing machine required. Suitable for all levels. Acrylic display stands can be purchased on the day.


Lino Printing on Fabric (Beginners)

When: Thursday 26th September 10:00-15:00

Details: Join Liske at the studio for this popular workshop. We will begin by getting used to the lino cutting tools before taking time to work on your own single colour design which you will cut into the lino. You will then use your design to print onto fabric... you will have plenty of time to practice before printing your own fabric which can then be made into a bespoke lampshade. £55 including all materials, Lampshade kit & lunch or £45 if you wish to opt out of the Lampshade kit.


Lovely Lanterns: Print and Make

When: Saturday 28th September 10:00-15:00

Details: Join us for a relaxing day at the studio creating a pair of lovely lanterns. You will spend the morning printing your own fabric using thermofax screens as well as Indian wooden print blocks, then the best bits of your fabric will be used to create your lanterns. We will have time to add a bit of hand stitch along the way too!
When combined with a tea light or some fairy lights these lanterns give out a lovely glow... they would look lovely on an outdoor table in the summer too!
No experience necessary. No sewing involved. Additional lantern kits can be purchased.  £45 including all materials.


Print collage and Stitch: Textile tags /bunting

When: Saturday 19th October 10:00-16:00

Details: Join us at the studio to create a collection of beautiful textile tags, perfect for extra special cards, decorations or bunting. 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 guide you through transforming into tags, finally add embellishments such as buttons & words. £45 including all materials. sewing machine required (1 between 2 sufficient).