5 September 2020, 12-2pm BST, Screen Printing with Natural Dyes, Virtual Workshop with Nicola Cliffe (England)
Nicola Cliffe, founder of Madder Cutch & Co, creates original designs that are screen printed by hand on UK woven linen, using sustainably sourced plant dyes and pigments. Nicola Cliffe, a chemistry teacher, with a lifelong love of textiles and an aim to redress the careless use of synthetic dyes worldwide, launched Madder Cutch & Co. in October 2016 after graduating from UAL. Inspiration from her surroundings and a love to draw, Nicola turns her sketches into flowing repeats and screen-prints her designs to order from her garden studio in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Her design collection has expanded rapidly and is available by the metre from maddercutchandco.com as well as from leading showrooms worldwide.
Outline of the workshop
Using one of Madder Cutch & Co’s natural dye paste, you will learn the basic skills of screen-printing fabrics. From drawing and designing a pattern to stencil cutting and different freestyle methods to help you get started with your own printed textile designs.
In the workshop we you will be able to chose whether to use your experimentation to produce an overall finished design on a piece of natural linen, or a series of smaller prints that displays the work you have done in the session.
A material pack is available at an additional cost here
For those that choose not to purchase the materials pack a materials list is provided below.
Materials list (for those not purchasing kit):
Screen suitable for fabric printing and squeegee to fit the screen
Any suitable printing paste for fabric
Fabric suitable for printing
Spatula for cleaning out screen
Newsprint paper for stencil making
Readymade paper stencils
Additional materials needed
Drawing equipment, cutting knife and mat.
Suitable table and covering (something like an oil cloth with a towel underneath to give a padded surface)
Hose attachment or suitable powerful spray tap (to clean screen)
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.
If you require additional information about this workshop please contact Catherine Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org.