Darn It! Workshops

with Kim Searle


Family Monoprinting Session: Saturday 24 March, 10 - 11.30 am
Metal Stamping: Saturday 24 March 1 - 3 pm
Rag Rug Brooches: Sunday 25 March, 10 am - 12 noon
Marbling & Book Binding: Sunday 25 March, 1 - 3 pm
Lino Printing: Monday 26 March: 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Metal Stamping: Tuesday 27 March 10 am - 12 noon
Mosaic: Sunday 29 April, 10 am - 12 noon
Metal Stamping: Sunday 29 April 2 - 4 pm
Art Studio, second floor



Metal stamping: £35 per person
In this session you will learn to make your own personalised hand stamped jewellery. This will include bracelets, pendants and keyrings. After a chance to practice with different design stamps, fonts and hammers you will make a selection of jewellery or keyrings to take home with you. There will be course notes for you to take home, with full instructions on what tools you've used and where you can get tools and materials. Come with ideas on wording to stamp. This workshop is perfect for making really personal Christmas presents, or just personalised treats for yourself.


Family Monoprinting Session: £5 per child
In this fun session for the whole family you'll learn how to make mono prints with natural elements, drawing, using objects to print and lots more. Perfect for children 5+, parents are required to stay and help and definitely encouraged to join in! This workshop is great for children who like to get experimental with art materials.

Rag Rug Brooches: £15 per person
In this session you'll learn the vintage craft of Rag Rugging, a craft that's been up-cycling rags into rugs for hundreds of years. It takes a while to make a whole rug so in this session we'll make brooches. You'll learn two different kinds of rag rugging as well as learning how to make suffolk puffs and how to blanket stitch.


Marbling & Book Binding: £17 per person
In this session you'll learn how to use marbling inks to achieve great effects that are different every time. After you've produced a few marbled pieces we'll move on to turning them into a book with the art of Japanese Stab Binding. This technique can be modified to incorporate a wide variety of different decorative effects and creates quick hand bound notebooks. You should leave the workshop with at least one finished notebook.


Lino Printing: £18 per person
This workshop is perfect for anyone who likes drawing and print making. Lino has a really lovely quality that prints in a bold and slightly rustic way. In this session you will learn how to cut lino perfectly with a variety of techniques and how to print it like a pro. There will be lots of images to inspire and work from. If there's a specific image you'd like to work from bring it along. There will be a variety of different coloured inks and cards, tags and paper to print on to. Suitable for over 15s.


Mosaic: £20 per person
In this workshop we'll turn mosaic tiles, broken crockery and lots of other up-cycled pieces into mosaic works of art! You'll be able to choose from a large choice of base shapes to work on and learn the best adhesives to use on each one. You'll be given a bag of grout to take home to finish your pieces at a later date, a demo with be done to show you what to do. If you have any objects you'd like to bring to mosaic feel free to.