This two-day workshop is for anyone interested in surface, colour and pattern. It will be particularly suitable for those with a textile background but will also appeal to those with a more general interest in design. It is ideal for those working with children or young people. The workshop will introduce you to the art of gelatine printing, a simple, accessible and inexpensive monoprinting technique. Using gelatine to make a simple plate and using water-based paints, you will be able to generate quickly lots of exciting, surprising patterned paper or fabric. Once you have built up a collection, you will spend time experimenting with ways of combining and embellishing them to make a unique artefact..
Day one will be spent experimenting and exploring mark making. You will be encouraged to use your own design ideas to build up layers of stamping and printing on both paper and cloth.
Day two will be spent working with your printed cloths, stitching them together to make multi-layered surfaces which will be used to make a unique sketchbook cover, or, if you prefer, a range of samples. There will be a chance to incorporate other elements such as wire and beads to further enhance your work.
Moira Anne Dickson is a very well known textile designer and teacher based in Fife. She has exhibited widely, including at Off the Rails Arthouse in April 2015. Her beautiful work explores the subtlety of colour, combined pattern and surface texture, using hand and machine stitching.
Cost £90, including some materials.