Explore the natural dye process onto fabric and yarn

Join horticulturist and craftsperson Julia Billings for a weekend exploring the essentials of transferring colours found in plants onto fabric and yarn, with a particular focus on locally-found species. We will cover the key aspects of natural dyeing: fibre preparation and mordanting, sourcing dyestuffs, the various steps involved in preparing and working with a natural dyebath, safe […]

£120.00

A Palette of Foraged Colours

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife, United Kingdom

We welcome Edward and Lucy Campbell, both practising artists and workshop facilitators based in The Old Mill, in Palnackie on the Solway coast which they established ten years ago. It includes an exhibition space, bookshop and dye garden and they run the majority of their workshops there. Their own creative work involves a variety of […]

£120

A palette of colour!

Join horticulturist and craftsperson Julia Billings and maker Deirdre Nelson for a weekend exploring the essentials of transferring colours found in food waste onto fibre and developing an experimental approach to embroidery using your dye experiments. On Saturday, we’ll create a number of different dyebaths using food waste (such as pomegranate skins) and other plant […]

£130

Chance Operations

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife, United Kingdom

If you think creative writing is not your thing, you will be pleasantly surprised by this exciting and stimulating workshop. In the course of a day, you will seek out words from newspapers, black out pages from books and interact with ‘Spinning Poetry’. The aim is to produce texts without conscious intention by picking up […]

£66

Felted Baskets

Off The Rails Arthouse Upper Flat, Ladybank Station House, Victoria Street, Ladybank, Fife, United Kingdom

We welcome back Trish O’Meara of Wormit Woolies for another series of workshops, this time making felted baskets. Trish is a fibre artist from Fife who not only teaches workshops but also sells her work through Country Living online Marketplace. You can see more of her work on her website. She will be exhibiting her […]

£55

A Japanese Experience

A two day experimental workshop with Elspeth Lamb What is Mokuhanga, and what are Ukiyo-e prints? Both terms refer to Japanese woodblock prints : those images one associates with artists such as Hiroshige,Kuniyoshi ,Utamaro and Hokusai, who produced beautiful prints of luminous colour around150-200 years ago during the Japanese Edo (present- day Tokyo) period. This form […]

£160.00

Creative Colourful Screen Printing

Tutor- Katie Smith Join Katie Smith from design studio tablet+HAAR, for a fast-paced workshop learning the colourful and playful process of stencil screen printing. This course offers great scope for experimenting with colour and form to create vibrant designs on both paper and fabric. You will learn how to screen print using simple paper stencils […]

£60.00