Repeat Block Printing on fabric

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Description

On Tuesday 6th April, we will be Block Printing in repeat on the fabric

Designing and cutting your own stamps to print onto fabric and paper is a particularly pleasing occupation and wholly addictive. It allows you to create handcrafted gifts for family and friends or simply create beautiful tea towels, tote bags and even cushions for your own home.

We have run this popular workshop for several years and we are pleased to offer a different take on block printing, with a particular focus on using repeat patterns, rather than more random placing.

Join us in our thatched Long Barn in the heart of the Meon Valley on Sunday 20th March, to explore how to create handprinted fabric products. 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 and Liz Wellby: Alison has over 25 years of experience as a textile designer and book illustrator, whilst Liz is an experienced fine artist, teacher and maker, with a particular interest in print.

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 10 people.
Please bring along: an apron, A5/6 ideas/drawings/images that inspire you, a large newspaper in which to transport your work home and your lunch.

Should you have samples of cotton or linen you would like to experiment with printing onto, feel free to bring these along; just wash and iron them ahead of the workshop.

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?

The block printing workshop will include all materials* and the use of equipment, refreshments will be served throughout the day; runs from 10 - 4 pm and costs £95. ​
*One tea towel and a tote bag or two tea towels or two tote bags will be provided; please state your preference at the time of booking. If your booking is close to the workshop, your choices may be more limited, as the order will have been placed. 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 - £12.50
* Please be aware that payment is required at the time of ordering

Maker

Alison Butler at Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn

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Venue

Whitewool Farm
East Meon
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 1HW

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

Duration

6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Reviews

In-person
Mary Kershaw - - #38673

Very enjoyable and interesting day, nothing was too much trouble for Alison.
Excellent instruction and resources. Great to be in a small group, so that we all had plenty of help and encouragement.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Mary,
Thank you for taking the time to review the day.
It was lovely to work with you and hopefully the skills you have learnt can be put to good use !

Best wishes

Alison

In-person
Hellis - - #38669

Alison is a wonderful guide to the world of hand block printing. She took us through the various stages and processes without making it seem difficult or overly demanding.
Alison allows one to progress at one's own pace and is extremely willing to add her expertise when one asks for assistance. I enjoyed having such a light airy environment to work in. The whole workshop was well resourced and planned, yet there was an informality and friendliness which would suit any learner lacking in confidence.

This was a delightful experience and I will be carrying on with this hobby at home.
Thank you Alison for making this a memorable and rewarding workshop.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Hellis,
Thank you for taking the time to review your day and for your kind feedback.
It was lovely to work with you and I am pleased to hear you are keen to continue this rewarding hobby at home.
Wishing you all the best and happy printing !
Alison

In-person
Saoirse Cassidy - - #38646

Lovely relaxed course. Great teacher. No pressure environment for complete beginners. Thoroughly enjoyed learning block printing with this teacher. Lovely, organised work environment with all tools provided. Lovely touch having home made brownies and tea 😀

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Saoirse, thank you for your review and feedback. It was lovely to work with you yesterday. You produced some lovely designs which hopefully you will continue to develop at home. I wish you all the best.
Happy printing!
Best wishes
Alison

In-person
Carolyn - - #37191

Alison was the perfect host including the delicious home baked brownies! As a complete novice, Alison took great care to explain the processes and allowed me all the time I needed to practice before progressing to the next stage. Alison helped with design ideas and refinements and I was delighted with all my take home pieces.
The venue is quiet and peaceful and the craft room exceptionally well equipped and comfortable. Plenty of parking and all the facilities you need for a brilliant creative experience.
I’ve been totally inspired and have acquired all the equipment needed to carry on my newly acquired skills at home.
A fantastic day and highly recommended.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Carolyn,

I am so pleased that you enjoyed the day , it was lovely to work with you both . You produced some great designs and I am delighted to hear that you have been inspired to continue your new hobby at home.
Happy printing !
Best wishes
Alison

In-person
Kerry - - #37078

Such a lovely day learning a new craft. Alison was so friendly and we came away with lovely bags, gift tags and wrapping paper. Tea, coffee and homemade brownies were a bonus. Highly recommend x

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Kerry,

Thank you so much for your feedback. It was lovely to meet you all yesterday, so pleased you enjoyed the day. You produced some lovely prints - keep on creating!
Best wishes
Alison

In-person
Marion - - #35250

Totally absorbing. Well presented. Techniques clearly demonstrated Encouragement and help always near at hand. An en joyable day with the added bonus of lunch outside in the sun in a beautiful setting.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Marion,

It was lovely to meet you again.
Glad that you enjoyed the day and came away with some lovely work.
Happy printing !

Best wishes

Alison and Liz

In-person
Susanna Jarrett - - #35248

It was a hectic week and then to spend six hours in the calm of the barn learning a new skill was just amazing. I came away not only with a hand printed apron but with a feeling of achievement and enthusiasm for making more of my own stamps and continuing my journey with block prints. I really enjoyed the day and would really recommend it to anyone wanting to learn a new skill or just to reset and take a day out to focus on yourself.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Zanna ,

It was lovely to have you here in the barn again, it was lovely to see your love of flowers transferring to your block prints . Next time I buy flowers I look forward to the hand printed card ! Happy printing 😊🌸

In-person
kate Titley - - #33406

Great day out - beautiful setting, patient and thoughtful teaching. Friendly group - wonderful way to share a day, learning a new skill in lovely company.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Hi Kate,

Thank you for your feedback, it was lovely to work with you.
Happy printing !

Best wishes

Alison

In-person
Lindsey McBarron - - #32995

Thoroughly enjoyed the day. The tutors were knowledgeable and very helpful.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Lindsey,

Thanks for taking the time to do a review, it is much appreciated.
Hope you continue with your cutting and printing .
Look forward to seeing you in June.

Best wishes

Alison and Liz

In-person
Judith Horgan - - #32991

I really enjoyed the block printing course run by Alison and Liz which I recently attended. The location was fabulous. The welcome was lovely from the start despite the social distancing. Alison and Liz explained each section of the process in a relaxed, informal way whilst still covering health and safety and all the important bits. Personally I quite liked the social distancing aspect because it meant I concentrated on the work in hand instead of chatting with new faces. We were not hurried out of the workshop at the end of the alloted time but allowed to finish our work, which was very much appreciated. Alison and Liz went out of their way to show us how to continue with our newly learned skill. I would definitely recommend a course with them and look forward to doing another myself.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Judith,

Lovely to work with you . Thank you fir taking the time to do your review, it is much appreciated .
Happy cutting and printing .
Alison and Liz

In-person
Penelope Kirk - - #32987

What a thoroughly enjoyable day I spent with nine other ‘students’ under the experienced and watchful gaze of Alison and Liz. The block printing course was very special and I feel I may have discovered a new hobby! Alison and Liz were great teachers; so patient and clear in their demonstrations and due to the small class size, there was plenty of one to one support, with close adherence to Covid safety regulations.
The barn is a wonderful venue in which to allow the creative juices to flow and everything was so carefully set out with individual tables laden with all the resources needed for the day. Tea and coffee is available throughout and the six hours sped by. The course is excellent value and I was delighted with my creations!

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Pen,

Such a lovely review, really appreciate it !
It was a pleasure to work with you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Good luck with your new hobby and happy printing .

Best wishes

Alison and Liz

In-person
Fran Lunn - - #32986

You will be made feel at home as soon as you enter the stunning barn by Alison & Liz who are excellent tutors and very talented artists.
All your needs are catered for and nothing is too much trouble, COVID guidelines were well thought out and students safety was paramount without being oppressive.
With their support and encouragement you make designs worthy of printing on fabrics, paper and card and then you become hooked, I can’t wait to visit the art store for supplies.
Thank you ladies you have created a unique and special place to impart your creative and artistic skills.
Looking forward to learning more in the future.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Fran,

Such a glowing review, you have really made our day!
Much appreciated and would love to work with you again .

Best wishes

Alison and Liz

In-person
Carol Murphy - - #31361

What an amazing escape from the stresses of life this course was. Beautiful surroundings. All appropriate saftey measures in place .
Im a complete novice so was apprehensive but keen to learn.
I was well supported and encouraged by the lovely instructor. Had plenty of time to try lots of different approaches to this art form. The day just flew by.
I will definitely be back to try other art projects here. It was a real tonic. Thank you

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Hi Carol,

Thank you for your feedback , I am so pleased you enjoyed the workshop, this is aways a busy productive day and a great chance to experiment with the printing techniques. Hopefully you get the chance to carry on at home !
We hope to see you again.
Best wishes
Alison

In-person
Rosy, Grania and Charlie - - #31252

Myself and 2 friends had a very happy day block printing with Liz and Alison. It is a brilliant location- gorgeous setting and fabulous barn. We learnt lots and produced lots. Cups of tea too and biscuits. It was extremely well organised and Alison and Liz were good teachers. Thank you.

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Rosy, Grania and Charlie, really pleased you had a great day . It was lovely working with you all , great collaborative work ! Hope to see you in March .best wishes Alison and Liz

In-person
Sarah J - - #31229

Really super day with friendly and knowledgable tutors in a gorgeous location. As a complete beginner I was a bit worried about how I would get on but both Alison and Liz were very patient and approachable. Covid guidelines were explained clearly and it was easy to physically distance, even during the demonstrations. I would thoroughly recommend both the course and the tutors. Thanks for a lovely day!

Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Hi Sarah ,

Lovely to hear your thoughts and feedback . It was lovely working with you and pleased that you had a successful day .
Good luck with the Christmas designs and hope to see you again .
Best wishes
Liz and Alison

In-person
Anne Patmore - - #31181

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Response from Blooming Designs - Art in the Barn:

Dear Anne,
Lovely working with you , really appreciate your feedback and hope you carry on with your printing .
Hope to see you again next year.
Best wishes
Liz and Alison

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