2019 Courses and Workshops
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: Come 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 can print on items you have brought along, or purchase items from the studio (we have fabric, cushion covers, canvas bag, tea towels, napkins, table runners, pashmina, lampshade kits). £35 including refreshments.
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.
Ice Dyeing & Colour Play
When; Thursday 27th June 10:00-13:00
Details: Spend a colourful morning creating a vibrant collection of fabrics to be used in other projects. You will take time folding, clamping and manipulating your fabrics before layering on the ice and procion dyes... while they work their magic you'll spend some time playing with the same dyes directly onto fabric. You could also ice dye a pashmina if it takes your fancy! £30 including dyes & refreshments. Own fabrics required. Pashmina extra £10.
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.
Indigo Shibori Morning
When: Friday 6th September 10:00-13:00
Details: This will be the final Shibori workshop for 2019. Come and experience the magic of indigo! You will spend a fun and relaxed morning experimenting with a number of Shibori techniques in order to create a variety of geometric and random patterns in your fabric. £30 including dye & refreshments. Bring along your own natural fabrics/items or purchase from the studio.
Monthly Art Textiles Course: Landscapes: Urban/Rural/Coastal
When: We have a Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Group (with potential for a Monday too), we meet once a month, beginning w/c 16th September
Details: September sees the start of a new monthly Art Textiles Course. The course is made up of 9 sessions (Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar/May/June), each one runs from 10:00-15.30. The theme for this course will be Landscapes, you will spend time exploring colour, marks and lines in the landscapes through a number of design exercises. You will be working towards creating a piece of textile art/hanging, or perhaps a series. Along the way there will be plenty of experimentation in sketchbooks as well as on fabrics, including breakdown printing, wax resists, fabric printing, dyeing and lots more. Total course cost is £300 (3 x £100 instalment), for more details please contact us.
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).