Jun 7, 2011

Festival of Britian Inspired Textile Printing Workshop Details:

Festival of Britain inspired textile printing with Fabric Nation To book a place on this workshop click here: Friday 8th July

Date: Friday 8th July
Time: 10.30m to 5.30pm (six hours workshop and one hour lunch break)
Level: Beginners
Teacher: Gillian Elam
Price: £55
Maximum Class Size: 6 people

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, we will be holding a 1950s inspired textile printing workshop with Gillian from Fabric Nation. Participants will be able to explore our collection of vintage mid-century modern textiles and books on key designers of the era before printing up their own fabric using 1950s and Festival of Britain inspired designs.  Participants will receive step-by-step tutorials on designing and carving their design into lino and then will use non-toxic fabric inks to print a repeat design.
No previous experience is needed and all materials are provided. At the end of the workshop, you will have learnt about mid-century modern textile designers, gained skills in lino printing, designed your own print and produced a piece of hand printed fabric.  The printed fabric will be washable and suitable for making up into a bag cushion, apron, purse, or other accessory.

All materials are provided, including home baked cakes.  Participants will need to bring their own lunch.

No previous printing experience is needed.

About Gillian:

I make stuff with vintage fabric. Give me a pair of flowery curtains and I will stitch & snip, glue & gather. I dream of fabrics from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The inside of my head is wallpapered with them. Call it DIY, indie crafting or neo-craft. I love it and have done it since I needed a dress to wear to a gig that rocked. The dress became a bag, the bag became a cat, the cat became a fascinator. Dressing up and setting up stall, taking pics and putting up shops, chatting with my crafty pals, it makes my sun shine.

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