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.