Flora Arbuthnott runs monthly creative workshops in Bristol and Cirencester, teaching people how to design and print their own textile designs without using any fancy equipment. Spend the day exploring different printmaking techniques including lino printing and silk-screen printing, learn about how to create pattern repeats and multiple coloured designs. The fabric printing art classes are in a friendly environment, and will leave you with the expertise you need to get going. No prior knowledge is necessary. There will be lots of visual material for ideas, you can also bring any particular images you would like to use as inspiration.
£20.00, From 6.30-9pm, At In Bristol Studio, Bristol, BS5 9BB
Simple silk screen printing on fabric. Learn how to do silk screen printing using paper stencils. Explore composition and how to make repeat patterns. Come away with a new skill that you can easily do at home. It will be experimental, messy and hands on!
£65, 10am-4pm, At The Tallet, Calmsden, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5ET and In Bristol Studios, Bristol BS5 9BB
Lino printing and screen printing (with paper stencils). Exploring a range of simple printing techniques. The morning will be spent learning about lino and potato printing techniques. In the afternoon you will do screen printing on fabric and you will come away with your own hand-printed fabric to make a cushion.
"A big THANK YOU... for inspiring me to design my own fabric. It was on attending one of your printing courses back in 2014 that I found my passion for printing. I was hooked! I later discovered that my grandfather had been a printer for Sanderson for 40 years so maybe it was always in the blood! After your course I went onto more advance courses and learnt the craft in full, setting up a little workshop in my garage, exposing my own screens and making a lot of mess. I’m now in production." Zoe Cross
"Thank you for such an inspirational day last saturday. I can't believe how much we fitted in and I am now inspired to do more. My group of friends were all buzzing after the day."
"Huge thanks for a fantastic day today. It was so relaxed and we all worked hard but had fun too. I came away with my very own fabric!"
"We had the best day! Flora was a delight, so encouraging of our efforts as well as explaining everything clearly. The day was a birthday treat for Sarah and I am glad to say she loved it. We would like to come again, perhaps to concentrate more on silk screen printing in more than one colour (ambitious?)"
"This is just a note to say how brilliant the screen printing day was. I really enjoyed all of it and would like the chance to come to something else…”
For more information visit www.simpleprintmaking.co.uk