Fabric Painting with Sarah Campbell


Saturday 1 July, 11-5, includes a light lunch

Hosted by Sarah Campbell

Sarah Campbell has spent a lifetime creating pattern; with her late sister Susan Collier, she co-founded Collier Campbell in 1979. Since 2011 she has successfully developed Sarah Campbell Ltd; Sarah regularly paints and makes design for West Elm and Michael Miller fabrics in the US, and has a licensed ceramic collection, Viva, in the UK.

A one-day workshop to explore and experiment with painting pattern directly onto cloth – calico or linen - using fabric inks and paints which can then be iron-fixed to remain colour and light-fast.

"We'll use the start of the day to loosen up, making marks on paper, and aim to end up having enough fabric to make into an easy summer top, a cushion or a table-cloth, or a variety of pieces to sew or patch together or simply enjoy.

All abilities and ages are welcome – students often tell me they've not touched a paintbrush for years, or they can't draw, but I've never found anyone who can't make something lovely."

Cloth, inks, some brushes, auto-fade pens, ideas and encouragement will be provided.

It's a good idea to bring a pencil and sketchbook with you, a few colours of gouache, brushes if you have some you like to use, and any references – colour, pattern, fabric – that you love and might want as a starting point. A hair-dryer can be useful too. The idea is to have fun.

All the materials are provided; this class is suitable for beginners.

There are 8 places available.

Selvedge Shop, 162 Archway Road, London N6 5BB

Tube: Archway and Highgate
Buses: 134, 43, 263
Free Parking after 12 o'clock on Langdon Park Road next to the shop.

Photograph by Polly Eltes for Period Living magazine period living.co.uk