Saturday 21 October & Saturday 4 November 2023, Stencil Printing with Pauline Greuell
Workshop: 14:00 -17:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Online workshop, hosted on Zoom by Pauline Greuell
Stencil printing is a versatile and easily accessible printing technique that can be practiced in a small corner of your home with just a few inexpensive and non toxic materials. The use of simple motifs can make a myriad different intricate layered printing patterns.
Teaching this workshop is Pauline Greuell, a self-taught fabric printer and designer from Utrecht in the Netherlands. Having had a fabric and art filled youth she initially chose another career before returning to her early inspirations later in life. After trying various printing techniques, she soon chose stencil printing as her preferred way of expressing herself on fabric. She developed her own stencil printing techniques for pattern making and refined them over the years.
This event will consist of free access to the Meet the Maker talk with Pauline Greuell on her craft of stencil printing, followed by a workshop. If you are unable to attend the online talk on 3 December 2022, the talk will be recorded and made available to you after the event. Please allow 7 working days for us to send you the recording.
Outline of the workshop
This workshop is about using different stencil printing techniques to produce different effects and patterns on fabric.
In the first part of the workshop you will learn and practice the different brush techniques to achieve a variety of different print results and then go on to using them to make patterns. You will learn how to use one simple motif to make many different patterns as well as layering patterns to create depth.
There are two weeks in-between the first and second part of the workshop to allow participants time to practice the technique.
In the second part of the workshop, Pauline will teach you how to work on more intricate motifs using more than one stencil to print.
At the end of the workshop you will be able to take any kind of inspiration from sketch to stencils and patterns. You will be able to make prints that you can use in a variety of ways: on household items like cushions, tea towels or even curtains as well as on (pre-used) garments.
Level of experience
The workshop is suitable for all levels.
A material pack will be sent to participants prior to the workshop:
4 x stencil brushes
4 x A4 sheets of mylar
3 x small containers of fabric ink
1 x (50 x 50cm) piece of natural medium weight linen.
In addition to the materials pack provided, you will need to provide the following materials and equipment:
X-Acto type kraft knife (not a scalpel or cut off knife)
Several pieces of light-coloured medium weight fabric (cotton or linen) to practice on
Saucer to put ink on
Paper, pencil, eraser
- Tracing paper/transparent paper
Optional: drafting compass.
- You will need a non-slippery surface to work on
The workshop will be recorded and the recording will be shared with you after the workshop. Please allow 7 working days for us to send you the recording.
Please note: material packs are shipped on an insured, trackable delivery service. Any customs duties, delays, lost or undeliverable packages are the responsibility of the customer. Once a material pack leaves the workshop tutors' hands with a tracking number, the seller has no further obligation to the buyers.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
All places reserved for 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 offer a credit note.
If you require additional information about this workshop please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.