Join artist, teacher and maker Liz Wellby at The Slipper Studio, for a creative and relaxing day.
If you have ever considered designing and creating something to use in your home or thought about making personalised gifts for your family and friends, this is the workshop for you.
Simply bring along your design ideas or 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.
This workshop is suitable for people with a range of creative experiences, wishing to explore printing stamps onto paper and fabric.
Liz will host the workshop at her home studio. The venue is beautifully presented, with handcrafted workbenches and a wood burner, with views down into the village.
About the tutor
Liz Wellby is a versatile and experienced artist, teacher and maker, with a particular interest in sculpture and printmaking. Following the completion of a Fine Arts degree at Loughborough University and subsequent post graduate studies, she returned to Derbyshire, where for over 25 years she lived and worked. Liz now lives on the edge of the Peak District, working from her studio, kept company by her husband and a cat called Bert.
It is possible to arrange this workshop on different dates; should you wish to book 3* places for friends and family, the cost is £89 per person or £105 each for 2 people; please contact me via ‘message the tutor’ if this is of interest or you have any questions or queries.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 3* and costs £89. Tuition, all materials**and use of equipment will be provided, with refreshments served throughout the day. Please bring your lunch; slippers are optional.
**Two tea towels or two tote bags or one tea towel and one tote bag will be provided - please state your preference at the time of booking. Further items may also be ordered/purchased at the time of booking: tea towels and small tote bags - £3 and large tote bags - £5. Please be aware that late bookings may not have this choice, as an order will have to be placed several days ahead of the workshop date.
If you have any pieces of plain or patterned cotton or linen, please bring these along and try printing onto them - please wash and iron these ahead of the workshop.
Please click the "Chat with the Maker" button if you have any questions or requests.
Until further notice, to allow for social distancing, workshop places at The Slipper Studio will be reduced from 5 to 3. A large workbench will be provided for each person, with individual materials and equipment. In line with government advice, a new cleaning regime is in place and you may need to wear a facial covering/mask for limited times during workshops.
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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I enjoyed the lino cut course so much this is the second time I've done it! Your pace Liz, style of teaching and support is great. I come away with some great pieces and having had such a thoroughly enjoyable and indulgent time with the friends who i came with. I am sure i will come again ......... quite fancy a bit of wire work!
I had such a fab day exploring Lino cutting with Liz. She is an amazing and patient teacher and was very well prepared and professional. She gave great advice about buying tools and equipment which was much appreciated. We came away with some lovely art work and loads of inspiration. The beautiful studio and garden were an added bonus. Thanks Liz
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Gill,
I joined Liz's course as a complete beginner and left with a lovely piece that I was really proud of. The studio is a beautiful and relaxing space to escape to and learn something new.
Liz taught our small group with her expertise, talent and intuition and I felt like I had the tools, space and new skills to try something for myself.
It was a great day and I definitely want to continue this new craft.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Jo,
My friend and I had a marvellous day making linocuts with Liz. As more or less novices the day was pitched perfectly to help us make our first Lino prints. Everything we needed was provided and the studio is ideal with lots of space. Liz was very encouraging and gave interesting hints and tips on how we could develop our ideas. We were amazed that we came home with so many different prints. The day flew by. We’re already looking to get equipped to do more at home and hope to be back for another course sometime.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Judith & Julie,
We had a fantastic day out with Liz. Having done a little lino cutting in the past but wanting to push it so much further now, Liz taught us some tricks of the trade, made printing and colour mixing non onerous and fun and loosened us up to try new things and techniques from what we had been taught previously. The setting was fabulous, the small group meant we learnt so much from Liz and even with bad weather the views were amazing. Thanks Liz, you have reinspired us on lino cutting and already Nic has sold a piece :-)
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Claire & Nic,
I came away from the course feeling highly inspired to continue printmaking, using the techniques we had experimented with. Liz got us printing very quickly and we came away with a great variety of prints created during the day.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Brian,
Decided to have some me time, and saw an advert for the printmaking course. I’ve had a lovely day, getting nice and messy with paint, and have several prints to take home, having mastered basic stamp making and then a Lino cut.
Liz was very welcoming and on hand to give advice and suggestions. I’ll definitely do another course, maybe even bring a friend!
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Laura,
Lovely day making all kinds of prints.
Beautiful setting, clean and well organised.
We were allowed to have fun and use all different colours (paper, paints and inks) to see the different effects.
It was lots of fun and it’s well worth a visit.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Candy,
Yesterday I was part of a Printing Workshop. What a wonderful day, it all passed far too quickly. Lots to learn, lots to do. Chance to experiment too. I'm inspired to continue with this new found skill, and have already ordered some basic equipment so that I can get going.
Liz is a wonderful host, and she provided excellent tuition, also giving support and ideas. We felt Covid safe, and we were very comfortable.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Cris,
From the moment we walked up the drive we felt welcomed. The day was well paced and well organised. The studio is in a ideal location, one couldn't help but feel relaxed and inspired by the beautiful surroundings. Liz's obvious passion for sharing her skills and knowledge enabled, even a complete beginner like myself, to produce a piece of art that I was proud of. Since returning home I have ordered some essential materials and am looking forward to creating more designs - thank you Liz for giving me a great basis of understanding from which I can continue my journey of discovery in this art form. I would definitely recommend this workshop and can't wait to return.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Nicola,
This was my second course at the slipper studio. I enjoyed the blind embossing course so much that I decided to book a Lino cutting course for my daughter as a Christmas present. Liz is a fantastic teacher and makes you feel very welcome in her beautiful studio. The course had to be postponed due to snow but Liz was very flexible and we agreed a new date. Best Christmas present ever and some great prints made. Thanks Liz we lived our day with you and Bert 😻.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Jo & Louise,
Attended my second workshop at Liz Welby's beautiful studio in the Peak District. The workshop was excellent, geared to my interests, all equipment and materials were ready and available and the workshop felt well managed around COVID 19 safety. Liz is an excellent teacher and encouraging throughout
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Claire,
My best friend and I attended a block printing workshop with Liz last weekend. We both spend the week juggling work and family life and were looking forward to the chance to switch off and try something new.
Liz was the perfect host, making us feel comfortable and at home in her beautiful studio, she even suggested we bring a pair of slippers! She had sent a detailed list prior to arrival so that we knew what to bring along and also how to find the studio.
Liz took us through each stage of the process carefully, explaining the tools and materials as we went along. She also provided a goody bag to take home which included instructions and supplier information should we want to block print at home.
We both left with an armful of printed goodies including gift tags, wrapping paper, fabric samples to make into lavender bags, tea towels, napkins and a table runner.
Thank you Liz for a thoroughly enjoyable day. We both look forward to returning to your wonderful studio in the near future, your workshop was a real treat!
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Lauren,
Such a wonderful day of blind embossing at the Slipper Studio, Liz is a great teacher, patient and informative. The setting and facilities were excellent and I learnt (and made) a lot with Liz's help and instruction. The day was relaxed and very welcoming, we went at our own pace. The tea and coffee was excellent and flowed freely and overall the experience was relaxing, informative and very enjoyable. So much so I've booked again already for another workshop.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Claire,
I have attended Liz’s workshops before. I love being creative but lack confidence. Liz always makes the experience accessible and fun. What’s more, the outcome is always better than I expected. Today I am very proud of ‘Chubby Owl 🦉’, which is all thanks to Liz and my fellow attendee Claire, who brought some amazing owl sketches to fire my imagination. I would recommend this course as a great one to start with if you’ve not done one before
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Tracy,
Liz is a really excellent facilitator who was very welcoming and made sure we all felt comfortable in her lovely studio. All very covid safe. The course was just the right length and pace so as to accommodate printing novices like me and also my friend who had a little more exprience. Preparation was good, so I had everything I needed, although I'd prepared some images on Pinterest and it's worth noting phone signal is not great so bring printed images or photographs stored on your device that don't rely on being online. It was nice to have a 'tech break' in fact. All resources provided were of high quality and Liz gave many tips throughout the process that will be easy to remember and follow at home. I look forward to more printing at home and hopefully another day in the studio soon.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Jane,
Very enjoyable workshop in a lovely setting.
Liz ( the tutor) gave us a friendly welcome .
The workshop included well structured, clear instructions regarding the processes of blind embossing. Liz allowed each persons to express their individuality and gave support as and when needed throughout . Great for those new to printmaking or the more experienced.
Everyone went away with something they felt happy with having produced .
Would recommend others should have a go !
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Mary,
I thoroughly enjoyed the Lino cutting for beginners and rusty printers course. Liz is an inspiring teacher and I learnt some new techniques as well as having a very enjoyable day in a lovely creative environment.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Janice,
A wonderful slice of respite to allow the creatives juices to flow! Liz was a fantastic guide and teacher, providing gentle encouragement to myself as an absolute beginner. The Slipper Studio is beautifully relaxed and Liz really makes you feel at home. It was so rewarding to be able to complete the whole process of Lino cut (from design through to print) in a single day. Thank you Liz for an inspirational workshop
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Rosie,
I had a really wonderful time. The workshop is beautiful - an inspirational environment and well equipped. Liz is a fantastic tutor and guided us through the process offering timely advice and suggestions to ensure we experienced a successful outcome. I came away feeling very positive and pleased with my art work!
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Val,
a brilliant day. Liz is a fabulous, patient teacher and the studio is relaxing and a perfect setting.
I think this is the start of a life long hobby and can't wait to play some more at home.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Helen,
I was a total beginner . We tried out the tools and linos to see how they worked , you could really feel when you went too deep. I chose a fish design and Liz suggested all sorts of interesting ideas, I would never have. It was a great and informative class and I can’t wait to try some more! Once I’ve moved house I’m buying a kit. It was a lovely atmosphere and the people I did the class with were so enthusiastic . Despite all the Covid restrictions , we still had a great time and it was fascinating to see each other’s very different ideas and prints. Can’t recommend the course enough. Brilliant! I’ve recommended it to friends.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Tom,
I really enjoyed my rainy day in Liz’s light and airy studio. Liz is an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher who provided plenty of tuition, inspiration and quality materials as well as numerous cups of tea. Both my sister and I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the chance to stretch our creative muscles. Thank you!
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Charlotte,
Time stopped! The day whizzed by but I achieved so much. Liz is an excellent teacher, very generous with her attention and willingness to share her print makers secrets. I came away with prints I am pleased with and the confidence to keep going no make even better ones.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Susan,
Excellent class again with Liz, I learned lots in an easy and relaxed way.
She is a great teacher, I look forward to further classes with her.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Lyn,
A well organised workshop. Excellent material and information provided. Well structured and easy to understand for a beginner but also the opportunity to advance if you are more experienced.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Ann,
very friendly, educational, good course for beginners, I received solid foundation for linocut,
I recommend this course.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Daria,
Had a wonderful day with Liz and the other people on the course. It was a really enjoyable and instructive day, and I feel comfortable enough with the process now to make some attempts at linocut printing on my own.
I came away with at least 10 different versions of my design, which I was really pleased with.
Liz and her studio were wonderful. The class was informative but relaxed in beautiful surroundings and everything was very Covid friendly. I could not be more pleased, thank you, Liz
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Phil,
I had a lovely day on Liz Wellby's Experimental Printmaking course. She covered so much ground in such a short time so I came away feel inspired and with a lot of new ideas. I would love it if the course was two days so that I could have really plumbed the depths of Liz's knowledge. Loved my generous little goody bag with lolly, too. Thank you, Liz - a great day in your beautiful studio and garden.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Fiona,
Great, well planned workshop in beautiful setting. Inspired me to come home and play. Would definitely recommend.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Andrea,
Liz was a great host and teacher, instruction was clear and materials and tools of good quality provided. All was Covid safe and I felt relaxed and able to enjoy the experience.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Wes,
As an absolute novice, I really enjoyed the day, The instructions were clear, precise and delivered with humour, and I now feel confident to "have a go" on my own.
Thank you Liz
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Anne,
A thoroughly enjoyable day - very well organised and "safe" (as we had to maintain social distancing) - a bonus to be able to eat lunch in the lovely garden. I learnt a lot from Liz during the day and came away with a set of prints which I was really pleased with.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Kathy,
Had a wonderful day, lovely relaxed atmosphere, learning a new craft in such lovely surroundings.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Jane,
We had a brilliant day at the Experimental Printmaking course.
Everything was so well thought out and organised. I really enjoyed getting stuck in trying the various printing methods. I picked up some great tips. Liz’s enthusiasm and knowledge made it even more enjoyable.
I would highly recommend this course.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Annika,
From start to finish this was just a brilliant day. Liz made us feel so welcome we felt instantly at home and relaxed. Liz is a excellent teacher, with oodles of patience and a great sense of humour. She also provided us with a steady supply of hot/cold drinks, chocolate biscuits and fruit! Her studio is a beautifully calm space with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Working in a small group (five of us) we learnt the different aspects of linocutting, practising with different surfaces and cutting tools, before going on to create our own linocut, after which we experimented with different coloured inks and papers to produce our own unique images. Liz continually guided us through the process with plenty of encouragment and suggestions. We returned home with slightly inky fingers, many prints and a huge sense of achievement. What a result!
I would highly recommend coming along to this workshop. I can't wait to do some more. Many thanks for such a lovely day.
I highly recommend Liz’s workshops, and I look forward to learning something new on another one.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Tracey,
I was very pleased with this course. Liz was very knowledgeable, patient and encouraging.
My aim was to learn more about the techniques of lino cutting and that is what the course
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Susan,
Brilliant day. Relaxing, welcoming atmosphere and well-organised. Liz was a fab teacher and was very inspiring. As a 'rusty printmaker' it was a great way to rebuild my skills and confidence. Can't wait to play some more at home.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Tracey,
Liz made sure that this workshop provided plenty of time to learn lino cutting techniques and use it to print on fabric. I was so impressed to go home with so many finished pieces including a fabulous tea-towel and some tote bags, plus gift tags and gift paper all made with my very own fair hands!
I have done lino cutting with Liz before but printing on fabric was a new venture for me and well worth learning this extra step.
Liz gave lots of tips about design,colour and inks, which was really helpful, and I loved the results. The Slipper Studio is a real haven for anyone who wants a creative break, I will certainly be going back.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Hi Gaynor,
I spend such an enjoyable day with Liz learning about experimental printing techniques. I was a little worried at first that I might not be able to create design that I liked or execute the printing well enough but I needn't have worried as Liz soon put me at ease and her excellent preparation meant that there was plenty of inspiration to start me off.
Liz took me gently through mark making and various printing techniques in logical and achievable steps interspersed with lovely coffee and biscuits in airy and inspirational surroundings...and Bert the cat is simply adorable!
By the end of the day I left the Slipper Studio with an arm full of beautiful prints, a smile on my face and a mind full of ideas for future projects at home. Thank you Liz!
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thanks for taking the time to review your day.
Really enjoyable day with Liz - she explains things really well and her enthusiasm is infectious!
A thoroughly inspiring day - thank you!
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you for your positivity and I’m really pleased you enjoyed your day.
Liz is very skillfull and most of all a lovely and friendly person. Her workshop was so well organised. We were provided with plenty of materials, tools and tutoring. Her studio is a beautifull and cosy place, located in picturesque surroundings. It was a wonderfull day for me. I learnt a lot; managed to produce some interesting printouts. I felt like a child in a playground and found there inspiration for my little amateur projects. There was loads of tea, coffee, biscuits, a lovely cat and the most encouraging feedback from Liz! I highly recommend for those who want to learn new skills or just need a de-stressing therapy day!
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Andrew and I have worked hard to create the right environment for us and our creative visitors, so we really appreciate your thoughts.
Another wonderfully creative and inspiring day at the Slipper Studio. Liz is a warm hostess and a very experienced teacher. She seamlessly facilitates the day, with numerous high quality activities and makes a very safe space, where you have the confidence to experiment. All resources are well prepared and you are made to feel very treated. Especially with the delicious biscuits ! Thank you for giving me loads of new ideas and also lifting my soul.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you.
A really lovely day. I learned some new techniques and really enjoyed the opportunity to get my creative juices flowing. Despite this being only a 1 day course I still came away with some pieces of work that I am really pleased with. Despite being a beginner to printmaking (indeed, not normally being a regular artist at all) I have been quite inspired by the workshop. I’ve come away thinking about how I can quite easily replicate some of the techniques at home and would like to work on some projects if my own. Thank you Liz for your warm hospitality and generous sharing of advice and techniques.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you for your review and kind words.
Had a great day. The welcome and atmosphere was very friendly and the workshop was very well laid out and comfortable to work in.
Liz empowered everyone to be creative adding good sound advice and tuition where necessary but didn’t overpower the learning process thus allowing each individual to create their own style. It was a fun day with a lot to learn.
I really enjoyed the whole day. I certainly recommend this course to anyone wanting to try Lino cutting and design. Thank you Liz
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you for your positive comments and really pleased you enjoyed your day.
I return to Liz’s workshops with great anticipation and delight: she shares generously her knowledge, she encourages and most valued of all, she fosters a sense of confidence in my own ideas that makes the day an entirely satisfying experience. The studio is immaculate and always inspiring any time of year: I think the views without and the serenity within are part of the delight.
This workshop was full of learning and fun, we had very good company and a clear sense of purpose and structure for the day.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. Much appreciated.
Fabulous studio in a great location. The course was well structured with lots of opportunity to experiment, design and have fun. My husband and I attended the course together, I have a little printmaking experience he was a complete novice and Liz tailored her advice perfectly to meet both our needs.
We had a great day and would definitely return for further courses.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you for lovely comments and for your persistence in travelling from Hull to a snowy Derbyshire.
Liz's studio is really fabulous, and her courses are more than just a learning exercise, they make you feel relaxed, inspired and ready to create on your own afterwards. Expect excellent teaching and a real attention to detail from Liz. I've been on several courses run from the Slipper Studio and would say to anyone who is interested, don't hesitate, this is becoming a very popular venue!
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Really appreciate your kind words and positivity.
A beautiful setting in which to work with materials and instructions delivered expertly. The small group of participants means that everyone has space to work and move freely between the two work rooms. Liz's preparation beforehand and perfect execution of the course results in an inspiring and positive environment.
As an absolute novice I felt encouraged and supported throughout the day and left inspired enough to seriously consider developing my skills further by purchasing tools and equipment to use at home.
The Slipper Studio offers the perfect environment for a relaxed yet intensive course of instruction and Liz and Andrew are the perfect hosts.
Response from Liz Wellby - Artist, Teacher & Maker:Thank you so much for your review.