2019 Courses and Workshops 

Monochrome Mark Making

When: Saturday 12th January 10:00-15:00

Details: Join us at the studio 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 at the studio. Create an interesting collection of fabric samples perfect for crazy patchwork or other projects. £40 including most materials.


Guest Tutor: Cas Holmes: From The Land 2 day Workshop **Fully Booked**

When : Wednesday 23rd- Thursday 24th January  10:00-16:00

Details : We are excited to welcome guest tutor Cas Holmes to the studio in January for a 2 day workshop.
Aims and objectives: A mixed media workshop introducing the student to approaches to using paper, textile, print, dye and stitch to create pieces based on the ‘land’ and landscape or a subject of your choice. A focus will be placed on stitching as an extension of mark making and drawing, and various means of layering. We will use photocopies, and build up images, textures and mix materials. The workshop is experimental and intended to provide students with different ideas for development based on the artist’s own practice.

Cas has studied in Japan and Canada looking at ways of using found materials and researching local crafts. She is the author of Stitch Stories (2015), The Found Object in Textile Art (2010) and co-author of Connected Cloth (2013).Her work combines the use of hand-made paper with dyeing, textiles and stitchery to create richly coloured, semi-sculptural works.

Workshop will run 10-5 on 23rd & 10-4 on 24th. Total price is £160 which includes lunch on both days and refreshments. £ deposit required upon booking. Email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com for further details or to book a place
*The tutor Cas Holmes will provide worksheets and some specialist paper, and a small amount of paste for shared use for which there will be a small charge on the day of no more than £4-5 per head.


Lino Printing On Fabric- for Beginners

When: Monday 28th January  10:00-14:45

Details: Join Liske at the studio working with Lino... work on your own single colour design to cut into the lino then print onto fabric... you will have plenty of time to practice before printing your own cushion cover or tea towel (or upgrade to a lampshade kit for £10). £40 including all materials, refreshments and lunch.


Print and Stitch: Zero wast reversible Artisan Apron

When : Thursday 7th February 10:00-16:00

Details: We’re collaborating with Jennifer Taylor, author of Girl with a Sewing Machine to bring you a series of Print & Stitch Workshops!

In this exciting workshop Liske will begin by guiding you through printing your own fabric using thermofax screens and wooden printing blocks. Then Jenni will show you how to transform your piece of fabric into a fabulous reversible Artisan Apron. £60 including all materials. Sewing machine required.


Sheer Landscapes

When: Saturday 23rd February 10:00-16:00 

Details: New 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.


Print your own: Lampshade and cushion

When: Thursday 28th February 10:00-16:00

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 including all materials, lunch and refreshments.


Art Cloth Course March 2019: Landscapes

Details: Our popular Art Cloth course is back for 2019. This course is made up of 4 Monday’s in March; 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
The art cloth course is all about experimenting and building up layers of colour and texture to create a unique piece of textile art inspired by a landscape of your choice. We will be working on a lager scale than in other workshops, approx 100cm x 75cm (adjustable to suit you) so places are limited to 7. 
We will be working with thickened dyes and fabric paints and applying these in a number of ways including breakdown printing, printing with resists, and thermofax printing. Course cost is £160.


Experimental fabric Print Evenings

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. 


Print and Stitch Bespoke Handbag

When: Friday 29th March and Saturday 30th March 10:00-15:00 

Details: We are collaborating with Jenniffer Taylor, author of Girl with a Sewing machine to bring you some exciting print and stitch workshops. Come and create your own bespoke Tote bag on this tow day workshop.

Spend Day 1 printing and working on design with Liske, using Thermofax screens and wooden print blocks and stamps. You will create a collection of fabrics that will then be used to make your bag and lining.

On Day 2 guest tutor Jenni will guide you through creating a quilted, fully lined tote bag with patch pockets and a zipped inner section. Appro dimensions of the finished tote are H 15”/W14”/D5.

Course price is £120 including most materials. Suitable for all levels. Sewing ,achine required on day 2.

 


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 scree, as well as taking advantage of out collection of screens and wooden blocks. £100 including dyes, paints and A6 thermofax of your own design to keep.


Eco -dyeing and Botanical Prints with Claire Cawte Textiiles **Fully Booked*

When: Thursday 2nd May, Friday 3rd May and Saturday 4th May 3 day workshop 10:00-16:00

Details: We are excited to be welcoming Claire Cawte Textiles to the studio next spring for this 3-day course in eco-dyeing and botanical prints. 
Claire Cawte is a welsh textile designer/maker with a BAhons in contemporary textile practice. She is focussed on using honest, natural materials sourced in Wales and the British countryside.
In this course we will cover;
•fabric preparation with mordants in order to develop the richest colour, an essential foundation
•immerse dyeing to achieve beautiful colours and shades
•modifying and enhancing shades and tones
•botanical print direct leaf contact transferring colour from leaf to cloth
•solar dyeing, an effective way to simply allow colour to transfer to fabric
•happa-zome, a quick and satisfying experience of creating pattern and print .

Course will run on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May, 10am-4pm, £220 including lunch and refreshments. You will be required to bring your own fabrics.


Indigo Shibori Workshop

When: Saturday 18th May 10:00-15:00 

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.



Guest Tutor: Karen Stamper -Concertina Sketchbooks 2 day **Fully Booked**

When: Thursday 4th July and Friday 5th July 10:00-15:00 

Details: This is a fun 2-day workshop in which you will develop your sketchbook pages in a supportive and beautiful environment. 
On the first day we will work with inks, pens, pencils and collage to develop 10-15 pages with mark making and layering techniques.
On day two we will sketch around the studio and immediate countryside (weather permitting) responding to the graphic elements and scenery, as in Karen’s sketchbooks.  £170 for the course, includes lunches and refreshments.


Guest Tutor: Karen Stamper -Concertina Sketchbooks 2 day workshop

When: Wednesday 16th  and Thursday 17th October 10:00-15:00 

Details: This is a fun 2-day workshop in which you will develop your sketchbook pages in a supportive and beautiful environment. 
On the first day we will work with inks, pens, pencils and collage to develop 10-15 pages with mark making and layering techniques.
On day two we will sketch around the studio and immediate countryside (weather permitting) responding to the graphic elements and scenery, as in Karen’s sketchbooks.  £170 for the course, includes lunches and refreshments.