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Workshops and Courses

COVID-19 Update (Monday 30th March 2020)

Due to the current Coronavirus situation Littleheath Barn Studio is closed for workshops. If you are booked onto a course or workshop please bear with us… we will be reviewing our plans every few weeks, in line with government advice, and react accordingly. We endeavour to rearrange any cancelled workshops for later this year/early 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please do your bit, stay home if you can and stay well and keep creating!

Claire and I are using our extra free time to try out some new ideas and we look forward to sharing them with you all once all of this is behind us!

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To book onto a workshop please contact the studio via our email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com or

call Liske  07980772064 or Claire  07713875119

Alternatively use the Contact us form on the last page.

We will notify you of any equipment requirements for the workshops.

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, we can then contact you to let you know and see if you can join us. 

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

Print your own: Lampshade and cushion**full**

Saturday 21st March 2020 10:00-16:00

This popular workshop will be returning next Spring. Join Liske and Claire for a fun day creating your bespoke lampshade and coordinating cushion cover. Perfect for all levels. You will learn how to fabric print using thermofax screens and wooden printing blocks, you will have time to practice and plan your design before embarking on your final items. You will leave with both items ready to use! £65 including all materials and lunch.

CRUK Crafternoon

Sunday 26th April 2020 10:00-16:00

**PLEASE NOTE DATE MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES AND GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES**

Join us for our Spring fundraiser - we are opening the studio for an afternoon of drop in workshops. There will be plenty of tea, coffee and cake and all proceeds go to our chosen charity, cancer research UK.
Why not delve into our fabric stash and create a textile postcard, or a boro inspired bookmark? Or try your hand at block printing and create your own tea towel. Watch this space for more details! Save the date.

Indigo Shibori Workshop **full**

Thursday 30th April 2020 10:00-15:00

This will be our first 2020 Indigo Workshop...
Come and experience the magic of indigo dyeing in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside 💙. You will spend the day experimenting with a variety of Shibori techniques to create a wonderful collection of fabrics to take away. £50 including dye, lunch and refreshments. Bring along your own natural fabrics/items, or buy from us on the day, as well as fabrics we sell cushion covers, table ware, pashminas, canvas bags, which all Dye beautifully! 

Forage, print , stitch **full**

Saturday 16th May 2020 10:00-15:30

This is a new mixed media workshop for 2020. We will begin by exploring the surrounding countryside for wild flowers and leaves. These found treasures will then be your source of inspiration for the day... we will monoprint, gelli print, sun print and more before adding a bit of slow stitch to your favourite samples. £50 including most materials, refreshments and lunch

Indigo Summer School

Thursday 11th Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June 2020

10:00-15:30

If like us you think that one day playing with Indigo isn't enough then this new 3-day course is for you...
Come and experience the magic of indigo dyeing in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside . You will spend the first two days experimenting with a variety of Shibori folding and stitching techniques to create beautifully patterned fabrics, we will also explore over-dyeing coloured and printed fabrics, as well as using wax as a resist. On the third day you will have a chance to over-print and begin work transforming your samples into a hanging or table runner. £170 including dye, lunches and refreshments. Bring along your own natural fabrics. 

Introduction into thermofax printing

Monday 29th June 2020 10:00-13:00

Spend a morning mastering the art of thermofax screen printing. We have a large collection of designs for you to take advantage of! Experiment with layering colours and designs, as well as using discharge paste to remove colour from pre-dyed fabrics. You will have time to practice before printing your own bespoke cotton tea towel to take home. Suitable for beginners. £30 including materials and refreshments

Print your own : Lampshade and cushion

Friday 3rd July 2020 10:00-16:00

Another date added for this popular workshop. Join us for a fun day creating your bespoke lampshade and coordinating cushion cover. Perfect for all levels. You will learn how to fabric print using thermofax screens and wooden pritning blocks, you will have time to practice and plan your design before embarking on your final items. You will leave with both items ready to use! £65 including all materials and lunch

Fabric print, collage and stitch 

Saturday 4th July 2020 10:00-15:30

Come and join Liske and Claire at the studio for a creative day making your own piece of textile art. Your piece could be displayed in an embroidery hoop, on a canvas, or framed.
You will begin by printing and painting pieces of fabric using a variety of techniques. These will then be carefully collaged onto a piece of vintage linen, your design could be abstract or something more literal. we will go on to add some simple boro style hand stitch. £50 including all materials, lunch & refreshments.

Introduction into Indigo Shibori

Tuesday 11th August  2020 10:00-13:00

A perfect introduction to indigo & Shibori!
Come and experience the magic of indigo dyeing in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. You will spend the morning experimenting with a variety of Shibori techniques to create a wonderful collection of samples to take away. £35 including dye, and a canvas bag to dye. Bring along your own additional fabrics/items, or buy from us on the day, as well as fabrics we sell cushion covers, table ware, pashminas, canvas bags, which all Dye beautifully.

Summer School: Breakdown and experimental fabric printing **full**

Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th August 2020 10:00-15:00

We’re very excited that our 3-day summer school will be returning on August 17-18-19. 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
*cyanotype printing
*thermofax printing

No experience needed, £150 including refreshments and lunches, days will run from 10am-3pm. Group size of 8.

Lutradur Landscapes

Monday 24th August 2020 10:00-15:30

Another new workshop for 2020. Spend a day exploring the possibilities of Lutradur... we will begin by painting and printing to form a collection of Lutradur samples. These will then be layered and collaged to create a beautiful landscape, or set of landscapes, which will be stitched into either by hand or machine. Lutradur, a bonded polyester fabric, was created as an industrial material, it has similar qualities to paper in the way we can add colour plus it does not fray. It’s great for stitching into plus it has a nice degree of transparency.
£50 including most materials

Shibori: Indigo and ice

Saturday 12th September 2020 10:00-16:00

After a successful trial last summer this colourful combo will be back! Come and experience the magic of indigo & ice dyeing in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside 💙. You will have plenty of time to experiment with a variety of Shibori folding, clamping & stitching techniques and create a wonderful collection of patterned fabrics to take away. £50 including lunch and refreshments (you just need to bring along your own natural fabrics or pre order from us

Amazing Autumn: experimental day 

Saturday 3rd October 2020 10:00-16:00

An experimental day taking inspiration from nature and the time of year. Bring along some found leaves and ‘autumn treasure’ and we will use this for mark making, mono printing & geli plate printing. We will also experiment with rust dyeing. You’ll leave with a lovely collection of fabric samples to stitch into. £50 including most materials, refreshments and lunch.

Lovely Lanterns: Print and make

Monday 12th October 2020 10:00-15:00

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 Autumn too!
No experience necessary. No sewing involved. Additional lantern kits can be purchased.
£45 including all materials

Monthly Textile Groups:

September 2020- July 2021. Text Texture Textiles

We also run monthly textile groups, meeting once a month to explore and create art textiles. Working on a theme as a guide to stimulate your own style you will have the opportunity to explore different surface decoration techniques both textile and paper based. Working towards final pieces , series of works.

Term runs from September 2020 to July 2021, with 9 meet ups. This September we start a new course 'Text Texture Textiles' Places for both Thursday and Friday groups. If you are interested please email contact@littleheathbarnstudio.com for more details.