Printed Tote Bags


25 August

In stock


Thu 25 August

10am – 4pm

Join us for a colour filled day of screen printing and stand out from the other shoppers when you use your stunning tote bag over and over again. You’ll be introduced to a variety of immediate, fun and experimental processes for textile printing, using open mesh and prepared screens with water based pigment inks on cotton . Learn how to mix opaque and transparent colour, create colour blends and explore painterly mono printing. You can bring your own drawings, sketches and images and we’ll chat through the appropriateness of image and how best to interpret it into a design for print. You’ll plan and cut your own designs to apply to your tote bag using paper stencils, with the option of adding a bit of extra bling using decorative metallic highlights.
You’ll leave with a wonderfully designed cotton Tote bag, but also a collection of cotton fabric samples ready to be used in other projects.
No previous experience required, this class is a great introduction for crafting newbies, but also a great skill for experienced crafters to add tot heir repertoire.

About Your Tutor
Lorna is a textile designer and screen print artist with an established print brand, Blessed Unrest. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art with a 1st Class hons degree, post grad diploma in design and a teaching qualification in Further and Adult Education, Lorna has worked as a freelance designer and educator for over two and a half decades.

Trading as Blessed Unrest Lorna hand screen prints fabric collections, textile artworks and creates stunning products for interiors and fashion. She exhibits and sells throughout the UK at design fairs, galleries and lifestyle retailers and works to private commission. Blessed Unrest’s range of hand printed textiles and artworks make an immediate impact. The complex and skilled layering of imagery and considered colour palette work together to express a bold, maverick style.

Lorna has also been a valued member of teaching staff in the community and formal education settings in Scotland, a contributor and influencer on many art development projects at inception through to installation and a founding member of CRAFT -ED, Edinburgh’s professional craft education resource.

  • All tools and materials are included in the course cost
  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
  • If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know

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