2020 Calendar of workshops and Exhibitions

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May 2-9. With Nicola Brown. Advanced  workshop ecoprint  in Portugal – places still available

https://www.smore.com/h5vpj-what-if

May 30-31 Red!!! Ecoprint with eucalyptus for beginners and intermediates Full with waiting list

 https://www.smore.com/a7tek-red

June 6-21 Joint exhibition with Laura Boswell and Tom Shephard as part of Bucks Artweeks. Courtyard studio Claydon. I shall be demonstrating  and working as artist in residence. More details soon

June 21. Lecture, Biennial  National Conference Guild of Spinners and Weavers.

July 15- 16th Hellens Textile Fair. Herefordshire

July 25-29th Advanced Ecoprint class, Courtyard studio Claydon. Full with waiting list

https://www.smore.com/3rzu1-advanced-ecoprint-masterclass

August  1-2nd Art in the Park , Leamington Spa

August  25-September 1st Ecoprint with natural dye workshop, Brittany France – 2 places available

https://www.smore.com/esapy-ecoprint-and-natural-dye-workshop

September 5-12th Advanced Ecoprint workshop, Brittany France. Full with waiting list

https://www.smore.com/f3zps-advanced-ecoprint-luxury-retreat

October  7,8 and 9th  Ecoprint with natural dye workshop, Courtyard Studio Bucks – places available

https://www.smore.com/r6vu0-ecoprint-with-natural-dyes

October 15th Beginners Ecoprint workshop Littleheath Barn Bromsgrove

https://www.littleheathbarnstudio.com/workshops-and-courses

 

I shall be   releasing more dates  for workshops  in Long Compton Warwickshire shortly

Red!!!

2 day workshop focusing on  eucalyptus

May 30-31 2020, Long Compton, Warwickshire

Eucalyptus can be one of the most spectacular leaves to ecoprint with. It can also be a challenge. Not all varieties will give the reds and oranges that we are seeking, and it requires a different processing technique from other leaves to get the best from it.

Come and spend 2 days in my Warwickshire garden and studio, learning to get those elusive reds.

Who is the workshop for?

  • Complete beginners. Eucalyptus is the perfect leaf for beginners. Guaranteed satisfaction! The techniques you will learn can be extrapolated to other kinds of leaves.
  • Experienced printers who have not experienced working with eucalyptus - or who are not getting the results they want
  • Anyone,whatever their level of experience, who wants a relaxing but informative ecoprinting retreat with like minded people
  • What we will cover

    • How to process eucalyptus and fabric to get those reds
    • How to cook your bundles using both steaming and immersion methods
    • Working with and without barriers
    • Working primarily with wool and silk, the fabrics with which it is easiest to get reds, but we will also cover how to treat cellulose fabrics ( linen, cotton, viscose) to get red prints on those too
    • How to grow eucalyptus even in a small garden, and where to source it if you can't grow it yourself
    • Which UK varieties of eucalyptus will print
    • How to test eucalyptus to find out if it will print red
    • How to store eucalyptus for later use

     

    We will start by making samples using various different techniques, and progress to printing larger pieces, scarves and clothing

     
    Price £220 for both days

    What is included:

     

    • Tuition
    • A selection of eucalyptus - home grown, locally gathered, and florist bought - varieties that are tried and trusted to give reds
    • Sample cloth for day one including wool, silk, and linen treated for you with soya and ready to print
    • A generous square of luxurious heavy wool, big enough to make the front of a cushion or bag
    • Tea, coffee, cold drinks and cookies
    • Lunch on day one will be bring and share, lunch on day 2 will be provided