Learn to print with vintage Indian blocks. Create bespoke ,craft printed textile designs on Up cycled fabrics for your own projects or create textile designs on a bag by printing on a 100% recycled cotton bag. Make fantastic gifts for your friends and family. Do contact me if you would like to arrange a workshop for a day and time that would suit you.
All materials plus tea and biscuits are provided
No previous experience needed
The ethos of my workshops is
• To learn and create for the joy of it. In a friendly, sociable environment.
• Re use ,up cycle and re cycle, products from the textile industry-making them beautiful and useful once more. Achieved by printing with vintage blocks and printing on: vintage, salvaged and recycled fabrics.
People, who have done this workshop, have learned the technique, felt confidant and inspired and have happily printed fabrics and bags they were pleased with. And made friends too!
What will you do with your bespoke craft printed bag and fabrics?
Recent workshop participants and what they produced:
A lawyer by day and a maker by night, printed fabrics and used them to make a cushion
A quilters group, printed on a number of small pieces of up cycled fabrics for one of their quilts
A thirteenth birthday party group, printed bags for their shopping trips together, they are happy they will use less carrier bags
A massage therapist printed fabric and used it to decorate her healing tent that she takes on the festival circuit
Any one can join this workshop any age over 8 and with no previous skills or experience are needed , all health and safety is covered and fully explained. It is wheelchair friendly , but please contact me in advance so we can discuss your requirements to maximize your enjoyment. The workshop is friendly, sociable and accessible to all , everyone achieves , and has fun
This location is approximate. You will be provided with the exact location after you have booked.
I had a fantastic time. Susannah was very warm and welcoming. It was great fun playing with the many different vintage printing blocks, experimenting with the paints to create variations on a print. Susannah had lots of different ideas to try and I left with a gorgeous printed tote bag.
Great fun with lovely people. Susannah was very welcoming and a lovely host. A perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon
Susannah was a perfect host making sure everyone felt included and the atmosphere was very conducive to good creativity. Everyone was encouraged to explore their own creative style with knowledgeable technical advice given if needed. Clear instructions and well organised re materials, directions to event/communication and refreshments. Event ran over time because everyone was enjoying so much!
Lovely, relaxed class. You don't need to be an experienced artist to take this course. Susannah explains everything clearly and we all came away with some lovely materials we had up cycled and a bag. Would thoroughly recommend for anyone who enjoys crafts and fancies a bit of me time. Katie
Had a great day. Lovely group of people attended the course.
A wonderful day printing and getting back in touch with my creative side, encouraged and inspired by lovely Susannah. We were provided with exceptional vintage printing tools and wonderful freedom to get stuck in and creative.
I have always loved doing crafts activities but had never done fabric block printing before so I decided to attend one of Susannah's workshops. She holds them in her house and you were indeed immediately made to feel totally at home. Susannah has a wonderful way with people and made us all feel very happy and relaxed with each other, even though we had never met before. Her walls are decorated with some of her own beautiful paintings ( she told us she is a painter as well as a textile designer) which also added to the artistic inspiration! She had a professional printing table and wonderful dyes so we got very professional results. Susannah was a very good teacher; thorough, patient and gave everyone equal individual attention. I ended up printing two bags (which have become wonderful, original presents for friends!) and some material to make a cushion cover from, all on recycled fabrics. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop on all levels: the teaching, the social side and the results and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys making their own things, be it for themselves or for a gift for others.
I recently attended Susannah's workshop to reacquaint myself with block printing having done some a very very long time ago as part of my Textile Degree. The event took place in Susannah's own home and we were a small group. Susannah instantly made everyone feel very comfortable and welcome and showed us how to mix colours or use existing colours she had already made up. Everyone just got straight into it and produced some lovely original textiles which we were able to take home and use as we wanted. I would recommend this for an afternoon in a relaxing and fun environment for anyone interested in learning a new skill in a very old technique. Thanks for a great afternoon Susannah, most enjoyable. Not only did I reawaken my love for textile printing but I made a new friend in Susannah also as it turned out we had, by a huge coincidence, even been to the same art college and shared mutual friends though we had never met each other before. Thanks again Susannah.