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Workshops and Courses

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To book onto a workshop please email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com or

call Liske  07980772064 / Claire  07713875119

Alternatively use the Contact us form on the last page.

Waiting list- if you are interested in any workshops that are currently full you can drop us a line to be put on the waiting list. Quite often places become available so it's worth being on the list, 

Private Workshops - if you are part of a creative group and are looking for a bespoke workshop at the studio then please drop us a message for further details (maximum of 9 participants)

Newsletter- if you would like to be kept up to date with new workshops, guest tutors and studio news join our newsletter- simply use the contact us form on the last page or drop an email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com

Textile Explorations :
Maps and more

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Each year from September through to June we run a once-a-month art textiles course on various weekdays;  Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 10:00-15:30

The next course will commence in September 2023, working to a theme of 'Maps and More' we will develop ideas, dye and print to build a collection of fabrics that will be used in creating a series of mini quilts/wall hangings/textile art pieces. Explore a variety of surface print techniques, as well as how to incorporate stitch as a final layer of marks/pattern. 

All places are currently taken, please get in touch if you would like to go on a waiting list.

£320 for the course (8 sessions)

Studio Days

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Each month Liske runs a 'studio day' (sometimes two) in which you can come and take advantage of the space and facilities to work on your own projects. At the same time spending a creative day with like-minded people. 

You can make use of the screens, fabric paints, dyes and more. Or bring along your WIP & sewing machine... whatever takes your fancy!

Upcoming dates (10am-3pm);

Wednesday 1st November

Thursday 16th November *full

Monday 11th December *full

Thursday 11th January

Monday 5th February

Monday 4th March

Monday 8th April

Monday 29th April

Monday 3rd June

Thursday 27th June

£30 per session or block book 4 for £100

Well-being Wednesdays

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Wednesday 25th October - Watercolour doodles

Wednesday 29th November - Festive Fun

Wednesday 31st January - Stamp & Stitch New Year Intentions

Liske & Claire are excitied to bring you a monthly Wednesday evening creative session, the focus of these will be on well-bring and mindfullness.

These sessions will be informal and suitable for all levels of experience. They are for anyone who enjoys being creative, trying new styles of work, and meeting like-minded people.

Numbers will be limited so you do need to book your place, the session will run from 7pm-9pm. 

£10 per session including materials and refreshments.

Sashiko Sampler Day

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Friday 20th October 2023, 10:00-16:00

Interested in learning more about this beautiful 'Little Stab' stitch called Sashiko?
Join Jenniffer Taylor for a session of gentle stitching, while learning the basics on what makes this stitch so unique and versatile. Within the session, you will be creating a sashiko sampler that incorporates the different patterns.  This can then be turned into a stunning wall hanging or decorative table runner.  (As people hand stitch at different speeds, the creation of the hanging / table running is time dependent on completing the sashiko sampler but basic instructions will be given to take away with you, if we are not able to complete on the day)

£75 including refreshments and materials.

Print & Make:Lampshade

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Thursday 26th October 2023 10:00-15:00 *waiting ist only

OR

Saturday 13th Janary 2024 10:00-15:00

Join us for a relaxing day at the studio fabric printing and creating either a pair of lovely lanterns or your own bespoke lampshade.

You will spend the morning printing your own fabric using thermofax screens as well as Indian wooden print blocks, no experience necessary, you will be given tuition on both techniques and plenty of time to practice before printing your own fabric for use on your final item(s).

When combined with a tea light or some fairy lights the lanterns give out a lovely glow, and the lampshades on offer are a 30cm drum style, a perfect update to any room..

No sewing involved.

Additional lantern/ lampshade kits can be purchased on the day.

£70 including all materials and refreshments.  

Autumn Leaves: Monoprinting with a gelliplate

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Saturday 28th October, 10:00-15:30 *waiting list only

Under the expert guidance of Claire Lundy spend a creative day exploring the possibilities of gelli plate printing.

Using local leaves and some other mark-making materials we will work onto fabric and papers layering colour and pattern to create a wonderful collection of samples. After lunch we will will spend time focusing on collaging together some of your pieces to create an exciting piece of art, or perhaps a folded book form.

£70 including refreshments and most materials. 

Oh (Lutradur) Christmas Tree

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Saturday 25th November, 10:00-15:30 *waiting list only

OR

Monday 27th November, 10:00-15:30

A new Christmas workshop!

Begin by painting lutradur in your chosen colour palette, this will then be collaged to create an A4 sized piece of textile art.

Add a litte sparkle with transfer-foils before stitching your creation. 

Your piece of art can be displayed in an A4 acrylic stand/frame (included in price).

£75 including refreshments, all materials and perspex frame

Jenniffer Taylor:
Twisted Pouch

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Tuesday 28th November, 10:00-14:00

Learn how to make a beautiful twisted pouch with Jenniffer Taylor. Whether using fabrics that you have printed and dyed or ready printed fabric, this is a versatile make that can be used as a crafty caddy, storage, gift presentation and much more. Learn how to create and construct this fully lined and unusual pouch. The size you will be making in class is approx. 20cm squared. Beginners welcome
Own sewing machine required.

£50 including refreshments

Festive Wreath Making:
Rebecca Kate Flowers

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Sunday 3rd December 11:00-13:00 OR 14:00-16:00

This popular festive workshop will be back, more details to follow.

£55 including refreshments, a glass of fizz & all materials

Festive Bobbin Trees :
Laura Houel

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Friday 8th December 10:00-16:00

Come and spend the day creating a festive hand stitched bobbin tree with Laura Houel, a textile artist and tutor based in Warwickshire.

 

Laura creates textiles predominantly using vintage, found and repurposed materials and is forever searching at car boots, charity shops and antiques centres for textile ‘treasure’.

 

During this workshop you will be guided through creating your own beautiful hand stitched bobbin tree using a variety of vintage fabrics, lace and thread and will have the chance to embellish with buttons and beads to make this a truly unique and personal addition to your festive decor! 

 

You will receive a pack of materials on the day to create your tree but please feel free to bring along any special bits of lace or fabric (snippets of lace or fabric from old garments, buttons, even old bits of jewellery) to incorporate into your piece to make it extra special. 

£70 including refreshments & all materials

Colour Families & Mark-making 2-day course

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29th & 30th January 2024

A must-do course for anyone interested in dyeing their own fabrics!

Spend a colourful couple of days at the studio learning how to use procion MX dyes to develop an extensive pallette. 

Create harmonious colour families and go on to explore these colours further with various mark-making techniques and thermofax printing.

You will build up a detailed visual reference of a number of colour schemes on fabric as well as learning the method to explore any colour and value scheme of your choice. 

You will also create exciting pieces of cloth along the way!

£150 including refreshments and most materials. 

Mosaic Landscape :
Gelli-print & Collage

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Saturday 3rd February 2024 *full, e'mail to go on waiting list

A new workshop for 2024... create a vibrant landscape inspired by the paintings of Dutch artist Ton Schulten.

Begin by creating your own coloured papers using a gelli plate to add beautiful texture - don't worry if you've never used a gelli plate before, we will guide you through it.

We will then look at composition and begin to collage together your chosen landscape. You can work directly onto a canvas and leave with a ready to hang piece of art! 

Finished piece will be 30cm x 30cm

£70 including refreshments and most materials. 

Print the Coast : Art Cloth 

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Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2024 *waiting list only

Join Liske and Claire for 2-days exploring coastal inspired colour,and print on fabric in order to create unique, layered pieces of 'art cloth'.

*Work with thickened procion dyes and fabric paint to build up colour and pattern.

*Thermofax screen printing,.. make use of our wide selection of screens

*Introduction to breakdown screen printing

*Rubbings from seashells to create texture

*Gelli plate printing with found beach treasure & coastal stencils

We will work primarily on cotton & linen, as well as exploring some lighter wieght fabrics to offer a variety of textures

£140 including most materials and refreshments.

Slow Stitch Stories
with Jo Smith

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One Monday a month for 3 months; 11th March, 15th April & 13th May 2024, 10:00-16:00

 

A slow stitch – hand stitch seasonal textile course.

Most of us have a large quantity of dyed and printed fabrics and threads and are not sure of what to do next with them.

With the seasons and nature as a starting point, this course will guide you in using these fabrics to design a background of layered fabrics and print, along with hand stitch to hold the fabrics and create the surface detail. As you go along you decide what stitches to use to create a unique textile piece. This will be a slow stitching experience, learning new stitches or practising existing ones in a new way. An opportunity to slow down, take your time and enjoy the journey.

£180 including refreshments and some materials. 

Breakdown Printing & Experimental Screen Print

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17th, 18th & 19th April 2024

We’re excited to offer a 3-day experimental screen printing & breakdown printing course next spring.

Enjoy a colourful 3 days at the studio and leave with a stash of hand printed fabrics ready for your next project!
We will be primarily working with thickened dyes and a blank screen! We will cover these techniques, plus more if time allows...
*breakdown printing
*wax resist
*printing with paper stencils
*masking tape resist
*thermofax printing

No experience needed, days will run from 10am-3.30pm. 

£200 including some materials and refreshments.

Stamp - Print - Paint

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Thursday 2nd May 2024

Permission to play!

Create your own collection of gorgeous, abstract, postcard sized prints on fabric.

Enjoy using a selection mark-making tools, found objects, stencils, stamps and themofax screens to build up layers of print. 

We will then go onto adding a layer of colour along with some added extras.

These can then be mounted individually, used on cards or transformed into a wall hanging, the possibilities are endless!

£70 including materials and refreshments.

Monochrome Madness

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Saturday 11th May 2024

A fun mixed media creative day!

Work in a single colour, spend a day experimenting with mark-making, monoprinting, and using handmade stamps and pends to create a collection of samples on paper and fabric. These can be developed into larger pieces of work. 

£70 including materials and refreshments.

Indigo: Shibori & Stitch

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Thursday 6th June, 10:00-15:30 

OR

Saturday 31st August, 10:00-15:30

Spend a day exploring the magic of indigo. 

We will introduce you to some basic shibori techniques. Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing method used to create bold patterns in the fabric. Techniques include folding, wrapping, clamping and stitching to create a resist. 

You will create a stash of samples.

This workshop is suitable for beginners, or those with more experience wishing to top up their collection of indigo blues.

£75 including most materials and refreshments. You're welcome to bring along additional fabrics to dyes. 

The Joy of Indigo: Shibori, Katagami & Katazome

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Friday 5th & Saturday 6th July 2024

We are excited to bring back this wonderful indigo dyeing technique this summer to complement the magic of shibori.

Rachele Dickie will be joining Liske to share her experience of Katagami and Katazome.

Ise Katagami is this Japanese art of stencil cutting intricate designs into a special waterproof paper. 

Katazome is the process of resist dyeing textiles usng a rice paste which is applied to the cloth through the stencil.

On this workshop we will look at images of traditional Japanese designs and have a go at cutting our own simple stencils in which to apply a paste through. You will also learn how to use commercial stencils to apply the paste and create a collection of samples.

All samples will be indigo dyed. You will learn how to build depth with multiple dips into the dye.

You will also be taught a variety of shibori dyeing tehcniques.

Shibori is a Japanese resist dyeing method used to create bold patterns in the fabric. Techniques include folding, wrapping, clamping and stitching to create a resist. 

£175 including most materials and refreshments. Own natural fabrics required (or can be ordered from us)

Eco-Printing day with Jo Smith

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Summer 2024, date TBC

A fun, one-day workshop exploring the magical world of eco printing.

You will have the chance to try out different techniques on fabrics and paper using a variety of leaves and flowers.

Learn a little about which leaves work best, plus different ways to lay out and bind the fabrics to get a variety of effects.

This course is suitable for beginners or those with a little experience of ecoprinting.

£80 including all materials and refreshments. 

Dye & Print - 2 day introduction

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Oct 2024 - dates TBC

Join Liske in the studio to explore colour and print on this fun and experimental 2-day course, perfect for beginners, or those wanting to replenish their stash of hand-dyed fabrics.

Over the two days we will work with procion dyes, both in liquid from and thickened to make a paste that we can print with. 

You will have time to dye a collection of fabric samples in shades of your chosen colours, or even do a rainbow to cover all bases! You will also try some tray dyeing to create interesting results.

As well as dyeing your fabrics you will have the opportunity to take advantage of our large collection of thermofax screens to add pattern/imagery to your fabrics.

£135 including most materials and refreshments. Own fabric required (can be ordered from us)

T&C's 

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*Your booking will not be secure until payment/deposit has been received.

*All payments made are non-refundable

*If you need to cancel more than a month before the workshop and your place can be filled, then your payment may be used as credit towards an alternative workshop.

*In the unlikely event that we need to cancel or postpone a workshop, we will give as much notice as possible and will either refund your payment in full or offer an alternative date/workshop.

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