Join textile Artist Alice Fox and discover the potential for using found rust marks from rusty objects for printing and dyeing on paper and fabric. Using an experimental approach and found metal, we will explore methods for transferring marks from rusty metal onto papers and fabrics.
We will respond to and add to our marks with hand stitch to develop a series of samples or starting points for further work.
Bring along some rusty objects of your own and see what potential they hold.
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
- A range of papers of different weights – 10-20 A4 sheets of cartridge, water-colour would be ideal
- A range of plain, natural and neutral fabrics to experiment with (silk, cotton, linen) – (approximately 1m in total but can be a mixture of smaller pieces)
- any small found rusty metal objects (nails, washers, old can, rusty tools etc.)
- basic hand sewing kit – needles, scissors, thimble if you use one
- 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