Hannah Turlington

Hannah is a lino artist and designer who lives in North Yorkshire. She takes inspiration from the beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside, people, places, history, and humour of Yorkshire, she creates art that is fun, playful and a vision to behold. Hannah describes her work as telling a story. All her work has a botanical element in it, as flowers evoke strong memories and have stories attached to them that are part of everyone’s lives. She collects objects that represent her story and then creates a composition, usually in flat lay, as that is the way she likes to work. She then photographs it, illustrates it before tracing and transferring it to the block to be carved.

This story telling is also mirrored in both her original lino prints and her surface pattern designs on fabric, which she uses to create beautiful skirts, lampshades and cushions.

Hannah has taught extensively and teaches a range of different printing workshops.

Kirstie Williams

Kirstie Williams is a practising artist, printmaker and creative workshop tutor based in West Yorkshire. She primarily works with screen printing, cyanotypes and linocut for both textiles and paper printing. She creates products such as fine art prints, handmade books, cards, tea towels, pouches and wall hangings. Kirstie discovered a love for cyanotypes in her garden during lockdown in 2020, without access to her usual community print studios she was looking for ways to create from home and use elements from nature to develop some new ideas. She currently works from her studio at The Art House in Wakefield and enjoys spending time experimenting using a variety of techniques.

 

Kirstie is also a founder of Leeds Print Workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio located in the centre of Leeds. Established in 2016, LPW aims to offer affordable printmaking facilities to people in Leeds and surrounding areas and also to bring new people to the medium through a range of creative workshops and courses. Kirstie also works as the Maker Spaces Manager at The Art House in Wakefield where she oversees the memberships and public courses for the Darkroom, Printmaking and Ceramics community studios.

 

Kirstie has a wealth of experience in teaching, having previously worked as a Print Technician at Leeds College of Art and a Lecturer in Art & Design at Shipley College.

Monica Gabb

Monica Gabb is the designer and creator of Twenty Birds. She is a Designer and loves exploring image and print. She Grew up in the south and gained her Masters Degree in Sequential Design and Illustration at the University of Brighton in 2006 and then moved to North Yorkshire.

Twenty Birds originated from Monica’s fascination of the wide variety of pattern and colour within varying birds. She is drawn to collections and displaying the differences and similarities within a group; finding order in layout, correlation in shape and contrast in scaling and pattern.

When she began designing these triangular birds she noticed repetition in colour and marks and wanted to find out if she could overlap them between birds. Monica constructed a template to fit 20 birds of varying size and rotation. She spent time working on the best combinations and amount of abstractions sticking to straight lines only. She wanted to stay true to original colour ways yet reduce the amount of tone variation.

Monica designs all of her products and has been sure to find UK based printers and producers for her cards, mugs, tea towels and fabric. Monica prints and produces all of her original screen prints are had finishes the cut-out cards. All of the Hanging decorations are entirely made by Monica one the fabric has been digitally printed in the UK.

Gillian Arnold

Gillian is a passionate artist with a keen eye for botanical design. She established her own design business, based in Darlington. Her unique designs are inspired English and tropical wild plants. Her own designs use bold colour and patterns to create inventive luxury products for the home – fabric, cushions, lampshades, jewellery and gifts.

She is keen to share her experience of fabric design and printing techniques through her workshops.

You do such a grand job – perfect location and set up, always welcoming, inspiring tutors and great food such a great day out thank you Gaynor, Sue and Vanessa

Jane Hare

Based near Harrogate, Jane is a textile artist who draws her inspiration from the natural environment using a variety of natural printing and dyeing methods to express what she sees around her and the emotions it creates within. After completing her Diploma in Embroidery Craft and Design, Jane now shares her love of eco printing and dyeing with others through workshops and talks. She is a member of the York based textile group, ‘Diverse Threads’ and also exhibits and sells her work through local galleries.

Alice Fox

Alice’s process-led practice is based on recording experience of landscape. She works with natural fibres, and gathered materials, employing natural dye techniques, print, stitch and weave in different combinations. She lives and works in West Yorkshire.

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I enjoyed being part of a small group and the relaxed atmosphere and was amazed how much I was able to complete in a day.

All processes were well explained. I appreciated the hand out and tips on where to buy equipment etc. I enjoyed learning something new at a pace I could cope with an a friendly environment.