This workshop is for people who are interested in developing products, over time, that are good enough to sell. This two day workshop aims to give you the tools you need to take your designs to a more professional level.
We will look at other designers, past and present, and analyse why their work is popular. We will study colour mixing and how to get exactly the colour you want, as well as how to define your market, and how to reach it, You will make lino blocks for printing on to fabric and paper, so that you can try out what you have learnt by printing on to paper and fabric. You will be given information about where to buy materials, inks for printing your own fabrics and how to get them digitally printed. We will look at marketing and sales outlets for your work. Most importantly, you will be given the encouragement and help at every stage to really develop your designs and ideas.
Tutor: Beth Jenkins
Date & Time: Sat 15th - Sun 16th Sep, 10am - 4pm (10:30am - 3:30pm Sun)
Venue: Bingham Studio, New Brewery Arts
What you will need: Bring your design ideas, other things you may have made or just an enthusiasm to learn something new. You can also bring washed cotton fabrics to experiment with, both new and vintage, but basic fabrics will be provided, tote bags, tea towels and cushion covers will be available at a very modest charge. (£1 for bags and tea towels, £3 for a cotton cushion cover)
All abilities welcome