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It’s All in the Print!
Tues 13th May
This will be a day for anyone fancying a ‘play’ with simple print techniques to apply pattern and colour to fabric & paper. You’ll concentrate on just a few simple but effective methods – easy ‘moves’ using everyday things like rollers & rubber bands, sheets of plastic and acetate etc. Have a go at mono-printing and roller-printing as well as quickly making simple print-blocks to create multi-layered, unique surfaces. There will also be an opportunity to try a bit of GelliPlate printing!
Secret Messages, Hidden Meanings
Wed 14th May
Beginning with a series of exercises, you will use your own choice of text (a short quotation) and simply your own handwriting to develop a series of design ideas to be used as starting points for further creative work. Freed from concerns about content or drawing skills, they will see how the everyday act of writing can be transformed into a work of art.
Indigo Dyeing & Shibori
Thurs 22nd May
Spend a fantastic day dyeing “The Blues”. Working with natural fabrics you will create unique patterned fabric by experimenting with a variety of Shibori resist techniques as featured in Janice’s book ‘Shibori for Textile Artists’. You will then dye the fabrics, including threads and yarns to tone with them using Indigo, the most magical of dyes. Your results can then be used in a variety of textile techniques such as patchwork, embroidery, felt making and more!