Screen Printed Textiles


1 & 2 October

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1 & 2 October

10am – 3.30pm

Join us for a colour filled weekend of screen printing, introducing you to a variety of immediate, fun and experimental processes for textile printing. We’ll use open mesh and prepared screens with water based inks, 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 fabric using paper stencils, with the option of adding a bit of extra bling using decorative metallic highlights. By the end of the weekend you will have a vibrant collection of prints, ready to frame, gift, make into products or use as part of a development portfolio.

Day 1
We’ll introduce a variety of printed textiles samples as inspiration for your weekend of creativity. Using prepared screens and a range of vibrant pigment inks Lorna will demonstrate how to create contemporary textile designs. Experiment with the variety of patterns that can be created using a wide range of mark making and layered print techniques as well as hand cut paper stencils. Over the course of the first day you will develop a collection of experimental samples using transparent and opaque inks on cotton fabric.

Day 2
We’ll review your collection and discuss your favourite samples with Lorna, and make decisions about which pieces you would like to develop further. You’ll work with Lorna to create an individual outline and plan for the day’s creative development. Over the course of day two you’ll refine your favourite screen print techniques from day one and select a final colour palette before developing a small collection of exquisite personalised textile designs. The textiles will be finished with embellishments using metallic foiling.

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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