Join textile artist Alice Fox for two days of exploring techniques for capturing natural colours on both cloth and paper – bringing colour, mark and hand stitch together.
With Alice’s guidance you will be using gathered materials and plant matter, you will make your own colourful inks and create experimental mark-making tools, as well as eco-printing on paper and cloth.
During the two days, you will bring all these organic marks together with hand stitch in simple but unique hand made book structures.
Please note there is a £5 material charge payable on the day.
Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.
What to expect
Days at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits on day one. Begin your session at the appointed time and there will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Each day lunch will be around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch each day. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop and providing we have notice, we are happy to cater for any dietary needs.
Finish time is given as a target – there is some flexibility depending on how your work is progressing. Depending on the tutor and the group, start times follow on days can be flexible too.
We aim for your time with us to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
- Alice will be bringing papers and cloth with her but if you could bring any interesting papers of different weights plus any small pieces of plain, natural and neutral fabrics you may have to experiment with.
- Interesting foliage or plant materials.
- Apron & protective gloves though these will be available.
- Notebook & camera if wanted.
- A plastic tray (cat litter tray is ideal) or similar if you have one though some are available to use.