Linocut & fabric printing workshop at Blacks of Sopwell

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Description

A brand new workshop hosted by Make Space, a series of creative classes to help you reconnect and find stillness in the mind through making with the hands.

Learn how to use linocut tools to carve a botanical design, and hand print three fabric pieces with your images. The inspiration of nature combined with the liberation of creative play are the essence of this workshop. Suitable for all abilities, and in a nurturing and warm space where you are free to explore materials, it’s an opportunity to spend time looking at nature and relax in a no pressure environment. Enjoy creating with your hands in the company of like minded individuals, and go home with three beautiful and useful fabric items.

Fully guided, you’ll have your own tools which you’ll learn the art of carving a linocut, which you’ll be able to print by hand onto fabric to make three beautiful and useful keepsakes.

You will print onto three items: a tote shopping bag, small cosmetic bag or purse, and a tea towel- all of these are organic fairtrade cotton.

The workshop will take place in their newly dedicated space in the historic barn. Once you are all settled down with a complimentary drink, I will guide you through how to transfer your own design (or if you prefer one taken from a template) onto the lino; I will then show you step by step how to carve the design, how to ink the block, and finally how to print it using printmaking equipment. As in the video shown, you'll test print it onto paper first to ensure you are happy with the design, then print it onto your fabric pieces. You will end up with a wonderful selection of plant inspired work to use or give as gifts.

The workshop takes place from 10-12.30. Simply reserve a space and I will post you a workshop ticket with details and directions to the venue.

The farm is located very close to St Albans city centre, but feels as if it is in the middle of the country. It would make a lovely activity for you and a friend or relative. The workshop is also child-friendly. Kim will happily bring some materials which little ones can make prints with, or they can simply watch and play- just let her know.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided- you'll have your own tools to use during the workshop, and three fabric items to print onto and keep.

You'll receive a tea or coffee on arrival, and will be entitled to a discount on Black's range of tempting gifts, furniture and homeware.

You can conclude your morning with a mooch around the gift shop, or treat yourself to lunch in Sopwell House afterwards (not included in the price).

Maker

Kim Raymont at Kimprints

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Venue

New Barnes Mill
Cottonmill Lane
St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 2HA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

2½ hours (10:00am to 12:30pm)

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