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Creative Thread Workshops

Mono Printing Picture onto silk, with Diane Jones

Date: Sat 28th April 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Churchtown.

Mono-printing is the production of a single print, a one off which is unique and cannot be repeated identically. On this workshop you will be guided by textile artist Diane to learn about printing using various methods including the technique of mono-printing; using a silk screen onto fabric.

Learn how to paint a design onto the screen with water based dyes. Following the guidance of Diane this image can be developed by over painting, adding detail, taking colour away with absorbent tissue. Experiment with your image using other mark making tools such as potato stamps, sponges and cotton buds. The screen will be dried at regular intervals allowing the image to remain stable until ready to print.
The main photo is by Gill who attend the last workshop she has embellished her beautiful print with embroidery ready to frame.. You could turm yours into a cushion cover, further embellished with embroidery, cut up and made into cards, or simply frame it.
A second print can be made but the colours are less vibrant. The screen is then washed with water, dried and ready to use again.

Please note that Diane has to take the printed fabric away at the end of the workshop in order to steam fix and wash. The fabric will be returned ASAP.
mono printing with Diane Jones
mono printing workshop with Diane Jones
What to Bring
All equipment will be provided for you on the day.
Please bring images/photographs and ideas to work from
An Apron, Lunch and a mug.
Diane will provide the silk to print onto for a max of £6 dependant on making up to 4 prints.
Here are a few images from May 2015 workshop…

Silk screen mono print by Hilary Seed at Creative Thread workshop
silk screen mono print by Sylvia Frost at creative Thread workshop
Silk screen mono print by Pauline Coope at Creative Thread workshop

About Diane
Diane received a Degree in Art and Design from Bradford College of Art in 1987. Since then she has worked as a freelance designer / maker, selling her work through craft shops / galleries throughout the country. Diane also runs textile printing workshops in secondary schools and for adult groups.

She largely works with printed textiles using monoprint and devoré techniques to create one-off fabrics from which she makes scarves, wraps, and framed pieces, Her designs reflect her fascination with colour, pattern, light, rhythms and silhouettes found in the natural environment.

Fee: £50

Tutor: Diane Jones

Terms and Conditions

Booking for all workshops is essential to avoid disappointment.

Please contact Linda either via email or phone to confirm there is a place available for the workshop you wish to attend. Your place will then be reserved for 10 days whilst you arrange payment either by cheque or BACs payment.

Creative Thread Workshops reserves the right to cancel a workshop if insufficient numbers enrol – we will either return your payment or offer an alternative date.

Payment is non-refundable if you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop date. We will try our best to fill your place, if we do we will refund your payment or you can use your payment towards a future booking.

Map: Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Churchtown.

Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, The Avenue, Churchtown. PR3  0HR

Workshop Booking Form

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More than 2 places - group booking

Our venues are at various locations in and around Garstang.

Here are a selection of our venues which offer light airy and comfortable surroundings to enhance your creativity.

United Reformed Church Hall. Garstang Arts Centre, Garstang,

United Reformed Church Hall and Garstang Arts Centre, both are just off the High Street in the lovely town of Garstang.

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Appreciating there are lots of people interested in sewing and textiles on many levels inspired the launch of Creative Thread Workshops. Please revisit regularly for new listings, if there are techniques that you wish to try out we would love to hear from you.

Creative Thread Workshops - the place to learn. Be inspired to sew and make beautiful things, with lovely fabrics, fibres and threads.

Happy Sewing!

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Thank you Linda. Very well planned, everything explained well and expanded upon when necessary. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Will see you again for another course.

Lynn Turner - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

I arrived a complete novice, feel much more competent now.

Alison McGowan - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Excellent, clear instrutions in organised steps. Really inspired now. Had a great time. Linda is very encouraging and helpful.

Diana Cornthwaite - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Very enjoyable morning, Linda was very patient and put us all at ease. Small group so lots of individual attention, will be back for more. Thanks

Carolyn Hatch - attended the Machine Sewing for the Terrified workshop

Fabulous workshop, creative fun and CAKE! Thank you Emma & Linda for a great day.

Gillian Caffrey attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop.

Excellent workshop, explained well, enough time, good venue, Thank you

Nicol Wilkinson, support worker for visually impaired client. David Liddell attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop.

Great way to spend a Saturday, good fun and a nice friendly atmosphere.

Gail Liddell attended Make your own Sock Monkey workshop

Had a thoroughly lovely day, After 54 years of wondering I now know how to get started. Thank you.

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