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Textiles

We offer the following textiles workshops:

Batik, silk screen printing, macrame, weaving, sewing.

 

All of these can be incorporated into larger makes such as making of  flags, mobiles, accessories and costume

 

Please read the descriptions of each process below:

 

Batik

The ancient art form Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth.

In the batik workshop we will experience the ancient art form of batik through the process of

  • Design
  • Application of hot wax using a variety of tools
  • Dye the fabric

The workshops are generally very relaxing and warming and will always embody an element of surprise as the chemistry occurs.

 

 

 

Silk screen printing

 

Screen printing is the process of pressing ink through a stencilled mesh screen to create a printed design. It’s a popular technique used in a whole range of different industries. We will be working with screen printing for textiles.

We can make small a4 pieces that can become exhibition pieces or pillows or part of a future project.

Look at designing without drawing and creating patterns

 

 

Macrame

 

Macramé is a form of textile produced using knotting techniques.

The primary knots of macrame are the square (or reef knot) and forms of “hitching”: various combinations of half hitches.

Workshops will be based around everyone creating the same piece.

Opportunity for progressive learning – simple projects to learn the basic knots

More advanced projects once the basics are learnt.

 

Weaving

 

 

Sewing machine and hand sewing

I am very keen to get people confident using and servicing their sewing machines, and have taught many people how to sew on both industrial sewing machines as well as domestics and handsewing

 

There is no age limit, my children learnt to use both machine and hand sewing from the age of three.

This is a calming and therapeutic art, that allows for independent processing of thoughts, while being engaged to a larger group and opting in and out of organic conversations. A true bonding experience.