Wednesday 22 March / 11.15am – 4.30pm (Fully Booked)
Design and paint a pattern for a home textile with Sarah Campbell. Following in the tradition of Josef Frank, with inspiration from his designs for the Wiener Werkstätte, Haus & Garten and Svenskt Tenn, learn to hand-paint fabric for your own home. Under the guidance and expertise of textile pattern-painter Sarah Campbell, you’ll leave this workshop with enough hand painted cloth to perk up your home and make an accessory of your choice – a cushion, a wall-hanging, a throw – or even a peg-bag!
In this one-day workshop, participants will draw on the Josef Frank Patterns-Furniture-Painting exhibition to inspire their colour schemes and design. Beginners will start by playing on paper with guidance on how to consider shape, colour, motifs and form when designing a pattern for a home textile. Acclaimed designer Sarah Campbell will guide the small group (maximum 8 participants) through understanding mark making, colour balance and tonal contrast. You’ll be encouraged to consider your own colour harmonies and spend time experimenting with colourfast textile inks on cotton or linen.
People of all abilities and skill levels are welcome and there’ll be no pressure to produce finished work – it’s a day to enjoy an inspiring time and to learn and practise new skills to take home. All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own favourite brushes, paints and sketchbooks too.
Sarah Campbell Ltd undertakes a wide range of projects from one-off design creations, unique pieces and commissions to textile design for the high street. Her continuing collaboration with West Elm, the US homewares company, gives a worldwide presence, as do the fabric collections with Michael Miller Fabrics. Nearer home, recent work includes designing work for a special celebration with Habitat, adventures into glass with Michael Ruh, a brand new range of stationery with Roger la Borde, and a new collaboration with Magpie in the UK on a collection of ceramics, Viva.
Price: £100 includes equipment* and exhibition entry.
* The fee includes entry to the exhibition Josef Frank Patterns-Furniture-Painting plus all materials: a selection of fabric paints, paper, calico to practice and one calico piece for the finished piece. Please bring a bag to take your work home with you.
Part of the Festival of Textiles 2017
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