Fabric screen printing with embroidery hoops

Saturday 24th February 2024  10am – 4pm

Screen printing does not have to involve lots of technical equipment and expense!

On this workshop, which will take place in the Bradbury Makers Shed in Hillsborough Park,  you will learn how to screen print onto fabric using your own homemade embroidery hoop silkscreen. I will teach you two different screen printing techniques that will equip you with all you need to produce a broad variety of colourful textile prints. At the end of the workshop you will have a fabulous range of colourful screen printed designs onto a tea-towel or bag as well as a selection of sample fabric swatches to use in sewing projects or to generate ideas for future printing.

Included in the cost of the workshop as well as all materials and equipment for printing is a section of fabric to create your sample swatches on and either a tea towel or tote bag.
More fabric items will be available to purchase and you can also bring along you own fabrics to print onto. To begin, we can look for inspiration in the beautiful walled garden that is right next door to the workshop, or if you prefer you can bring along any imagery, sketches, photos, etc that you would like to work from.

Bring your own lunch or alternatively there are many lovely cafes locally where you can buy lunch to take away. We can eat lunch in the beautiful gardens or if the weather isn’t so good we can eat in the studio and continue with our work or sit back for a while, chat and reflect on the morning’s progress.

I will provide homemade cakes and biscuits and tea coffee, juice, etc throughout the day for those peckish moments.

All equipment and materials provided. No previous experience necessary. Workshop is from 10am ’til 4pm.

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.