Course Provider: Stitchscape
Contact Name: Diane Warburton
Unit 2, Southworth Business Suites, Southworth Road
Course Length: One day 10-4
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Here’s your chance to have a full day (10-4) in the company of other creative people who love playing with colour, shape and fabric and don’t mind getting a bit messy in the process. Karen Lewis of Karen Lewis Textiles came to do a workshop in February last year and it was so popular that I asked if she could come again and she said yes! How fab!
Karen is not only an avid screen-printer but also a quilter, fabric designer with Robert Kaufman fabrics and an ex-teacher and to top it all, she is now part of Threadhouse who sell patterns and run retreats with other big names of quilting; Jo Avery and Lynn Goldsworthy.
Feedback I received after the last session include – ” heartfelt thanks for such a great day today. There was such a lot to learn and I’m so pleased with the results. Thanks for all you did to make it happen.”
and another lady tweeted – ‘lovely, sew inspiring, great ‘try this at home’ techniques’
This November 25th session will be just as good I’m sure and this time I’m going to have a go! Karen brings all the equipment we need to get started and practise but you do need to bring a few metres of your own fabric to have a go on too. This will mean that you can design a specific template you want to screen print and have it printed onto your fabric. Now’s that personalising things! One lady made some batman type shapes onto black fabric for a fancy dress outfit she had coming up.
Only 8 people can attend this class, so that we have plenty of room to move around the studio and so that a nice, friendly, helpful, fun atmosphere is created.
What's included in the price?
Karen brings along all the hoops and paints etc which are needed to do the printing. She starts you off on tea towel sized fabric pieces, so those can be used (unless you love them too much and just want them as decoration!) You need to bring a couple of metres of your own choice of fabric to print on too, so that you can then go home and make your very own project with your self-designed and printed fabric. An old credit card can be useful too, as that is what you use to scrap the paint across your screen but Karen does have spares.
Please only wear clothes and shoes which are you are not precious about. They may well get paint on, so wearing your flashy new branded clothes, might not be a great idea. I've made an apron I'm going to wear on the day too - adds to the self-made, fun atmosphere Karen is superb at establishing.
Bring your creative, positive mindset. It's meant to be fun remember. A great day out doing something maybe you've never had the chance to do before. Even the most ardent 'I'm not creative at all' people have been enticed into Karen's teaching ability and made to feel so good about their printed projects.
Teas/coffees/cool drinks all provided along with Werther's Originals and biccies. Bring your own lunch or nip across to Trebaron Garden centre cafe or there's the small high street in Newton-le-Willows, where you could grab something to eat.