Designing and cutting your own stamps to print onto fabric and paper is a particularly pleasing occupation and wholly addictive. It allows you to create handcrafted gifts for the family and friends or simply create beautiful tea towels, tote bags snd even cushions for your own home.
We have run this popular workshop for several years snd we are pleased to offer a different take on block printing, with a particular focus using repeat patterns, rather than more random placing.
Join us in our thatched Long Barn in the heart of the Meon Valley on Sunday 20th March, to explore how to create handprinted fabric products. Simply bring along your design ideas for images, patterns and shapes and learn how to translate these into a design, before cutting a stamp using Essdee Master Cut and printing your design. We will initially create paper and card based products, such as gift tags and gift wrap, before printing onto tea towels or tote bags.
The workshop will be delivered by Alison Butler and Liz Wellby: Alison has over 25 years experience as a textile designer and book illustrator, whilst Liz is an experienced fine artist, teacher and maker, with a particular interest in print.
This workshop is suitable for people with a range of creative experiences, wishing to explore printing stamps onto paper and fabric, for a maximum of 6 people.
Please bring along: an apron, A5/6 ideas/drawings/images that inspire you, a large newspaper in which to transport your work home and your lunch.
Should you have samples of cotton or linen you would like to experiment with printing onto, feel free to bring these along; just wash and iron them ahead of the workshop.
The block printing workshop will include all materials* and the use of equipment, refreshments will be served throughout the day; runs from 10 - 4pm and costs £95.
*One tea towel and a tote bag or two tea towels or two tote bags will be provided; please state your preference at the time of booking. If your booking is close to the workshop, your choices maybe more limited, as an order will have been placed. Further items may also be ordered*/purchased at the time of booking: tea towels and small tote bags - £3, large tote bags - £5 and aprons - £12.50
* Please be aware that payment is required at the time of ordering
Depending on Government requirements in March, social distancing measures will be in place.