We love these collated design ideas for printing with potatoes from fun-stuff-to-do-with-kids.com that show a variety of great ways to carve a potato to produce some really modern stylish print designs.
This certainly isn’t just for kids but a great DIY to do together with great results.
Simply use fabric paint to print on fabric and you can create unique patterned fabrics to turn into cushion covers, table clothes, bedding, napkins… the opportunities are endless.
Learn to create your own wrapping paper designs and bring a unique edge to your Christmas gifts this year.
This Christmas Wrapping Paper Workshop with Hato Press is on Wednesday 11th December.
Learn about riso-printing, mark-making and collage techniques
Take home 10 sheets of Riso printed wrapping paper of your own design
Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies included
The festive season is nearly upon us, and with it comes the unavoidable seasonal insanity; Christmas CDs on loop, bearded men inviting you to sit on their knee, unnecessary amounts of tinsel, and industrial presses methodically churning out packs of generic greetings cards. Not at Hato HQ. We’re encouraging you to get personal this yuletide with some creative wrapping paper making to share with your nearest and dearest. Using a mixture of collage and mark-making techniques, you will create 10 sheets of A3 wrapping paper,printed in 2 colours on our risograph printers.
Join this workshop to learn how to carve and hand press your own Victorian-inspired lino print with artist Debbie Chessell.
During this workshop you will;
Learn how 19th Century designers such as William Morris used relief printing and bold repeating patterns to create vivid and powerful designs
Learn all about various traditional lino carving tools and how to use them
Design and carve your own bold pattern onto lino
Hand press your design onto a luxury canvas bag to take home with you!
About the artist:
Debbie Chessell is an award-winning artist who has trained with Kingston School of Art, Slade, and The Royal Drawing School. She runs workshops across the Southeast, has been exhibited by the Royal Academy and has her artwork featured in international collections including the Suzzallo Library (USA) and St George’s Hospital (UK).
All materials will be provided, this includes a course pack and a lino-printed ticket handmade by Debbie Chessell to be posted to you upon booking.
Start the New Year with your creative juices flowing by making some art for you home. We found this fun Risograph Image Making Workshop at Hato Press in London. Learn the techniques of riso-printing and collage in a 2.5 hr session.
‘We’ll take you behind the scenes at our printing studio, packed with different paper stock, riso drums and colourful ink tubes. As a group we will perform a test exercise on riso-printing and work through a few art production techniques. Then it’s time to experiment with your individual artwork using a range of materials, including our pre-made templates, inks, stamps, clippings, charcoal and many more. We will be on hand to give you advice and tips on your artwork, and then we’re off to the live printing action of your master creation!‘
Tie dying had a recent serge in popularity with it becoming a strong trend in fabric last year but it’s just one part of the joys of pattern-creating with bleach.
Bleach is an easy, when used safely, substance to use to create your own printed-style fabric in many variations.
Using brushes, sprays, knot tying, stencils and other tools, you can create so many different effects that result in incredibly beautiful fabrics. This DIY creative process is great to be able to create fabrics to match colour schemes, styles and patterns in your home. The fabrics can be used for further DIY projects including cushion making, upholstery and making other soft furnishings.
Two great features that cover all the aspects and great guidance for creating modern bleached fabric are from A Beautiful Mess and Threads Magazine. Both show inventive stylish results from using bleach dyeing.
We love Nikki McWilliams and her amazing cushion and accessory collection that even though this is a workshop to make a clutch (from her original cushion designs) we couldn’t help but want to shout about it. These tickets will sell out first.
Click HERE to get tickets for this super workshop being held at West Elm, London.
We love how West Elm supports small brands and businesses and gives them great opportunities.
When: Thursday 1st September / 6pm – 8.30pm
Where: West Elm, Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PN
If you fancy trying your hand at printing techniques through day workshops or a course then take a look at the brilliant Lavender Print School. With workshops running throughout the week including evenings and weekends it’s very easy to fit them in around your personal timetable. These workshops include craft printing, relief printing, mono printing, lino printing and collograph printing.
Lavender Print School is located on Lavender Hill in South West London, and was founded by artists Izzy Moreauand Nick Bashall.