Exploring pattern and printing on textiles

Saturday 17th September 2022  10am – 4pm

On this workshop, which will take place in the Bradbury Makers Shed in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, you will discover the joys of textile printing using a range of simple but very effective block printing techniques.

We can look for inspiration in the beautiful walled garden that is right next door to the workshop. Exploring the patterns, shapes and textures we see about us to then produce some simple hand-carved rubber blocks and stamps to create your designs. You can experiment with composition, pattern and colour using a range of colourful eco-friendly textile printing inks, to create a variety of colourful and unique hand-printed textile designs onto organic, end of roll and recycled fabrics.

By the end of the workshop you’ll have a wonderful selection of colourful printed fabric samples which can be used for various sewing projects, as well as having produced a larger textile piece for display or for a project. There will also be fabric items such as bags, cushions and tea towels to purchase on the day should you wish to keep on printing!

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits will be provided. You can bring your own lunch or alternatively there are a number of nearby cafe’s to buy lunch to eat in or takeaway.

This workshop is for complete beginners or for those with previous printmaking experience.

Covid – 19 Safety.

Each participant will be given their own set of printmaking materials to use.

There will be plenty of space available for participants to spread themselves out and work in their own area. Windows and doors will be left open to provide increased ventilation. If the weather is colder it might be worth bringing some extra layers.

Antibacterial wipes and hand sanitiser will be available and all surfaces and materials will be cleaned before and after use.