This textile surface pattern design workshop is led by award-winning illustrator, printmaker, and relief collage artist, Deborah Withey.
It's a great workshop for those who may shy away from drawing but love to express their creativity in other ways. Want to know how to create those bold fabric designs you see in Ikea and John Lewis? The workshop combines both nature printing and the art of collage and is very hands-on and spontaneous! We'll talk about what makes a dynamic and successful fabric design and take inspiration from art history, the garden and seaside (in winter, too). You'll be monoprinting with ink, acrylic, cardboard, etc. onto calico fabric to create your own design. If you love working with texture and colour, then this is the workshop for you.
The natural elements you will be using will be chosen by you in Deb's Welsh garden and the work will take place in her design studio/gallery in lovely and inspirational St. Davids, Pembrokeshire or at St. Davids Wellbeing Centre. If you have more time and can devote a day to printing and creating that's wonderful, full-day courses are £125. group/family rates are available. I look forward to creating with you!
For the online 4 week course, please email me for the scheme of work.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are provided in the fee except the fabric, it's best to purchase plain white or cream"calico" and wash it before bringing it to the workshop. In addition, charity shop soft cottons or plain sheets are nice to experiment on, I will have those materials on hand.
Deborah Withey at Cheese + Pickles Design Studio / Henry Hedgepodge Academy
Cheese + Pickles Design Studio / Henry Hedgepodge Academy:
Thank you so much! Please send me photos of the curtains when they're up. Stay in touch. Debs
As a complete beginner I spent a thoroughly enjoyable day with Deb, who was both knowledgable and encouraging. We looked at the elements of good textile design through existing design examples. This was followed by creating my own design based on plants found in the garden, which was eventually transferred into print. It's given me plenty of ideas and I'm now looking forward to furthering my experience of design and printing. Thank you Deb!