21 & 22 November 2020, Hand-Painting on Calico, Virtual Workshop with Sarah Campbell
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November 2020, 2-5pm GMT
Virtual workshop, hosted on Zoom by Sarah Campbell
Please note: the Zoom link will be sent to participants the week prior to the workshop.
Sarah Campbell has been painting patterns for textiles for over fifty years; she co-founded the distinguished design partnership Collier Campbell with her late sister Susan Collier. She now works on her own - making, teaching, writing and continuing to paint designs both for commercial use and as one-off commissions.
Verve, love of pattern and colour, and inventive freshness are her hallmarks. Whatever the project she uniquely combines her expertise and experience with originality and joy, both serious and playful.
“As a teacher I like to encourage as well as challenge – I love seeing each student get in touch with their own creativity – often to their delighted surprise!”
Outline of the workshop
In this short course you will be looking at, and painting, patterns on fabric – calico and linen. Sarah will show a variety of her techniques of hand-painted cloth to give ideas about how paints and inks can behave on cloth, and what you might expect.
Sarah will also discuss pattern and mark-making, with demonstrations of different techniques during the workshop. As well as painting with brushes or foam brushes, Sarah will include the use of paper, card or masking tapes as stencils, and potato cuts as a simple and effective printing technique.
You will work towards some finished pieces and samples – either to use to make into something to wear, or in the home or as a basis for embroidery embellishment or further sewing work such as patching and piecing.
You will also look at ways of tying cloth furoshiki style to make a no-sew bag or wrapping.
The inks/paints you will use can all be heatset with an iron and are then light-fast and hand-washable at a cool temperature.
If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact Catherine Harris, email@example.com.
- Fabric to paint on – calico, linen or cotton (at least 1m, plus enough for scraps and practice)
- Paintbrushes (two or three sizes, both round and flat ends)
- Foam brushes
- Other mark-making items (e.g old toothbrushes, combs, make-up sponges)
- Autofade pens (optional) are useful for drawing out designs
- Paints and inks
Other useful materials:
- Masking tape
- Pins for securing and stretching cloth
- Board or table suitable for securing cloth
- Card or thick paper to cut stencils
- Scalpel or craft knife
- Cutting mat or thick card as a cutting surface
- Ruler/set square
- Water pots
- Palettes or mixing trays/containers
- Paper towel or newspaper
- Hairdryer to speed drying
- Iron to finish
For potato prints:
- Baking sized potatoes
- Sharp knife, board, scalpel or small paring knife
Workshop Cancellation Policy
All places reserved on workshops are non refundable, however, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked at least two weeks prior to the event, we will re-advertise your place and refund your fee as long as we are able to sell your place and the workshop is fully booked.