Thursday, 24 June 2010

Workshops, workshops workshops.....

Here is a plan/timetable of the evening workshops we will be doing during the second week of our exhibition. Each workshop will be 2 hours long (we are running 2 at once, as there is plenty of room in the shop).

Screen Printing – Monday 9th August, 6-8pm, £12

Come along and learn the basics of screen printing. Design and cut your own stencils for a 2 colour print onto a t-shirt or a tote bag. Bring black and white ideas and an apron!

Lino Printing – Tuesday 10th August, 6-8pm, £12

Come along and learn the basics of the traditional relief printmaking technique of lino printing. Cut your own design, then, using a printing press, print your image onto fabric, paper or a tote bag. Bring ideas and an apron!

Etching – Wednesday 11th August, 6-8pm, £15

This beginner’s workshop in etching will cover the details in theory of the process of etching and a practical opportunity for you to develop your own print. We will be using the safe process of copper sulphate on Zinc so that there is less chance of any tummy upsets and you can access it more easily.
Design your own plate, then create a print on fine quality paper using black and white with at least one other tone. Bring ideas for small designs, remembering you will have to think in reverse, and an apron!

Needle Felting – Monday 9th August, 6-8pm, £12

Learn the simple but effective technique of needle felting, which can be used to embellish, create or sculpt textile pieces. Once you know the basics you will learn how to make your needle felted fabric into anything, from lavender filled hearts, to keyrings and cushions. Bring ideas, and any fabric you may want to embellish!

Teddy Bear Making – Tuesday 10th August, 6-8pm, £12

Learn the basics of teddy bear making, including designing a pattern, sewing up and decorating. Design and make your own quirky character to take away. Bring ideas and any fabric you might want to use.

Handbag Making – Wednesday 11th August, 6-8pm, £12

Learn the basics of creating your own handbags, a great way to recycle unwanted clothing. You will learn about designing patterns, lining your bag and adding straps. Design and make your own bag to take away. Bring ideas and any fabric or clothes to recycle!

Places are limited to 12 for each workshop, so book early to avoid disappointment! (please note booking will open on 1st July, stay tuned for details!)

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