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Fabric Printing Two Day Introduction at Slamseys

Duration: Two Days

Price: £185

Run by: Ruth
at Slamseys Art

The Barley Barn at Slamseys
Blackley Lane
Great Notley
CM77 7QW

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About the Course

A fun, relaxed two day course where you will learn the basics of designing and printing onto fabric.

On Day One we explore relief printmaking, beginning with organic shapes and developing simple prints and designs. By the end of the day you will know how to get set up at home, have tried out several different brands of ink and explored printing complementary designs and patterns onto fabric with both temporary and permanent relief stamps.

On Day Two, we look at stencil screen printing, working on both a small and a large scale. There will be opportunities to experiment with repeat pattern and thermofax printing. By the end of the day you will have a good understanding of the process of screen printing and you will know how to register a two-colour design.

Throughout the course there will be an emphasis on experimentation so that you can develop your techniques and learn a multitude of skills to continue your printmaking at home.

You will leave with… fabric printed with samples of your designs and your relief stamps that can be used in future projects at home. At the end of the course you will be emailed an in-depth course manual with details of each techniques covered and a list of supplies and equipment.

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is aimed at dabblers and creative, curious people who would like to experiment with printmaking onto fabric and those who would like to continue printing at home.
Beginners to printmaking are welcome, and you will learn the basic skills required to print your own designs.
Those with a little prior experience, or designers, artists and creatives, will be able to explore transferring these skills to fabric.
We begin each session with a demonstration of the skills we will be covering so no previous experience is necessary.

You will be provided with a starter pack of plain white cotton and a cotton tote bag to print on. However, we recommend that you bring along your own selection of fabrics to fully explore each technique, for instance cotton or linen in different colours, lighter shades will be most effective. Different fabrics will result in a slightly different print. We will mostly be working on a small scale, so smaller offcuts of fabric may be useful too.

Important details
Group size is limited to 6 people to give you plenty of space to work in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This course runs over two days, Thursday and Friday, starting at 10:00 am. The course will finish both days between 15:30 and 16:00 depending on the speed at which you work and the complexities of your designs. Please arrive five minutes early for the first class for introductions.

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?

All printmaking tools, equipment and materials will be provided. Please bring along your sketchbook, basic drawing materials and any special reference material that you would like to work from, including fabrics, postcards, photographs and interesting objects to share with the group. Tea, coffee and a slice of homemade cake will be available throughout the day. Please bring along your own packed lunch (the nearest shop is a five minute drive away). You will be provided with a starter pack of plain white cotton, but please bring along additional fabrics to work with.

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What a fabulous class. I have learned so many things and bought a kit so that I can keep on going at home which I think I will. I'd like a more advanced class next time so that I can work on some ideas I've had but I think maybe there is one that is scheduled sometime in the summer which does look good and I will book on

- - #12544

Thoroughly enjoyed this informative two-day course. Lots of info to take in, very friendly group and useful information sent out after class. Recommend.

- - #12539

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- - #11227

Loved this course! Screen printing was my fave. Great tuition, lovely venue. Booking more classes soon!

- - #10573

Took part in this course over two days - I chose this course because I wanted an opporuntity to use thermofax screens as well as woodblocks, but I also got the chance to make my own designs. Trying out different inks was great - I now know everything I need to carry on printing at home, which was my plan :)

- - #9514

This was a really interesting course - I enjoyed coming every week and have since started to do my own printing at home! The barn is a beautiful space to work & can;t recommend enough!

- - #7791

I loved this course! Really enjoyed coming each week, although I did have to travel from East London it was wirth it. Learned so many skills, most of which I can keep using at home or others when I return to Print Club. There was a scrumptious cake each week and plenty of teas and coffees throughout. I left with fabric which I have turned into cushions. I'm hoping to start printing cushions to sell online, this course has given me the confidence to get started and take the leap. Can't recommend enough!
Andrea x

- - #6793

Learned the basics of fabric printing, all of which I can keep doing at home. Met some lovely people, only four of us on the course, which meant there was lots of 1-1 attention. The barn and farm make a lovely setting, course supplies and refreshments were generous.

- - #6781

Really interesting course, illustrating all the basics in printing onto fabric, including screen printing, lino & block printing. Enjoyed the small class size and beautiful venue. Plenty of parking and accessible entrance. Highly recommend.

- - #6756

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Course Start Dates

Thursday 12th September 2019
Friday 13th September 2019
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