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Create hand printed tea towels and tote bags in Derbyshire.

Hand printing is addictive.

About the Course

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 the cost will be £65 person or £75 per person if 2 people wish to book.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop will run from 10 - 4pm, with places limited to just 3* and costs £65. All materials**and 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 use the contact form if you have any questions or wish to book a place.

*COVID19 update
Until further notice, to allow for social distancing, workshop places at a 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 will need to wear a facial covering/mask for limited times during workshops.


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Romantic
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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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,

Thanks for taking the time to review your workshop and I am really pleased that you enjoyed a relaxing and productive day.

You produced some lovely outcomes - I am quite envious of your fish stamp!

Look forward to seeing you again.

Best wishes
Liz Wellby

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