About the Course
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.
Join us in the heart of the Meon Valley to explore kitchen table printing. 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: Alison has over 25 years experience as a textile designer and book illustrator,
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 and a large newspaper in which to transport your work home.
You may wish to bring samples of different fabrics that you already have, i.e plain white cotton, calico or pale printed fabrics, to experiment with printing onto; these should be washed and ironed ahead of the workshop.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
The workshop will include all materials*, equipment and refreshments, including delicious homemade cakes, runs from 10 - 4pm and costs £75. Please bring your lunch.
*Two tea towels or a two small tote bags or one of each 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, large tote bags - £5 and aprons - £12, allowing you to continue with your ideas.
Please contact Alison Butler if you have any questions, or wish to book a place.
The most enjoyable day with Alison, covering the basics of printing on paper and fabric with our own hand made prints. Alison made it so easy and was very encouraging at all stages.
She gave us such a warm welcome and was attentive and informative. I wouldn't hesitate to attend another session at this beautiful venue.
Sue White - - #25484
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Sue,
Creating a printed fabric product
What a lovely setting to work in. After a cup of coffee we began our journey to produce some printed fabric products. Liz gave us an overview of the processes involved, then guided us first to create a stamp block and then to practise with inks on card and material. Tips were given at each stage as to how best achieve our objective.
Liz and Alison were on hand to advise and encourage throughout the day.
In the afternoon we then applied what we had learned printing on tea towels, cushion cover and bags.
It was totally absorbing and it was a very enjoyable experience.
Marion Eley - - #23487
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Marion ,
This course is a lovely way to learn how to create and then use print stamps onto a variety of fabrics. Cutting lino stamps and then learning to place them on gift tags, wrapping paper, tea towels and items of your choice. Liz and Als are both excellent at helping and guiding you through the different projects so that you get the most from your day.
The venue is beautiful and the countryside helps to inspire you along with homemade cake and mugs of tea. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
Jacquie Biddlecombe - - #23082
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Jackie,
Professionally run by experienced tutors, warm welcome, fun day, learnt lots, definitely coming for more!
Hanks - - #23070
Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:Dear Hanka,
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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