Darn It! Workshops

with Kim Searle


Saturday 20 April: Batik, 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Monday 22 April: Metal Stamped Jewellery, 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Saturday 11 May: Concrete Plant Pots, 10 am - 12 noon
Saturday 11 May: Macrame Plant Hangers, 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Tuesday 21 May: Lino Printing, 2 - 4 pm

Art Studio, second floor


In this session you will learn how to do the ancient art of Batik. Batik is a textile surface pattern technique that's existed in many eastern cultures for hundreds of years and creates a distinct and attractive design. Using wax and specially made tools we'll make patterns on fabric that act as a resist to fabric paint that we'll apply on top of the wax. Come with ideas of the kinds of pattern you'd like to do.

Cost: £17 per person (£15 Low/Unwaged/Students)
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Metal Stamped Jewellery:
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 stamps, fonts and hammers you will make a selection of jewellery 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.

Cost: £35 (includes all materials)
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Concrete Plant Pots:
Learn how to mix, pour and decorate your own pots using a combination of upcycled and geometric pots. While the pots dry out (it can sometimes take overnight and may need collecting the next day humidity/temperature dependant) there will be ready made ones that you'll be shown how to decorate in lots of different way. There will be lots of succulent and other small plant cuttings that can be planted up in your new pot!

Cost: £25 per person
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Macrame Plant Hangers:
This session we'll be making our own macrame plant hangers from a variety of cords and recycled t-shirts. It's the perfect craft for anyone who's window ledges are overflowing with plants! You'll learn all the macrame knots you'll need to make a variety of different designs and you should leave with one finished pieces and a few instructional sheets to make more at home.

Cost: £25 per person (£22 Low/Unwaged/Students)
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Lino Printing:
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.

Cost: £22 per person (£20 Low/Unwaged/Students)
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