Summer workshops

July 15, 2013 at 09:56 Leave a comment

Coming up next in Tooting will be willow weaving with Geraldine and screen printing cushion covers with Justine Ellis, and after a summer break, Alex will start our autumn workshops in Streatham with a knit a phone (or camera) cover class.

Saturday 3rd August 2pm to 5pm – Willow weaving with Geraldine – Gorringe Park Pub Tooting

Geraldine’s workshops were so popular at our Xmas Pint, that we have invited her back for an afternoon of making baskets and sculptures.  At our Xmas Pint, Geraldine showed people how to make stars and wreaths, at this three h0ur workshop, she will  show you how to make a choice of tray or a small basket as well as plenty of samples and doodles to help you learn different weaving techniques for your own projects.  We will work with prepared willow (soaked and mellowed); newspaper, and whatever plant leaves are available on the day and learn different techniques such as cordage, coiling, looping and basic basket-making.  At the end of the workshop you will come home with a choice of woven tray, willow ‘sunflower’ or fish, your own hand made string, plus whatever you turn it into.  Dirty hands and worn fingers an added extra!

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Geraldine grew up with textile handy-work in a ‘make-do-and-mend’ sort of way.  She turned to making baskets, plus weaving, spinning and dyeing, in a moment of disillusion at the allotment – ‘How is it that weeds manage to grow so quickly and so well in next to no space?’ She organized a series of alternative workshops hoping to find some use for those dreadful weeds. The outcome has been a fascination with world-wide and age-old techniques of basket-weaving. Geraldine uses whatever natural material comes to hand – plus newspaper which comes in conveniently large quantities, very cheaply.

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Saturday 7th September 2pm to 5pm – Screen print a cushion cover with Justine Ellis – Gorringe Park Pub

Join talented screen printer Justine Ellis for an afternoon learning how to create your own designs, make up screens and print up your own cushion to take home.  Justine Ellis is a London based printmaker and designer who specialises in original, hand screen printed, art and homewares.  Her designs have a bold, textural quality reminiscent of mid century textiles and ceramics. She will share her approach to printing, where each print begins life as a drawing or paper cut collage before being transfered into a silk screen print. Justine is also an experienced tutor having taught teenagers with special educational needs before finding her home within the inky world of screen printing and now she can be found teaching adults to screen print and designing and facilitating arts workshops for young people.

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Bookings

The thee-hour workshops cost £20 and all materials and tutors are included.  We will provide tons of materials to choose from as well as lots of examples, one-to-one help and demonstrations.  Suitable for beginners, no experience needed!  Please email Gillian at Crafty Pint to reserve a place.

Gorringe Park Pub

29 London Road, Tooting SW17 9HW

Next to Tooting rail station or 44, 77, 264, 270, 280, 355 buses from Tooting Broadway.

Wednesday 11th September 7.30pm – 10.30pm – Knit a phone cover – The Railway Streatham

Join talented south London artist Alex who will share her love of knitting with you.  Alex has devised some simple yet effective knitting patterns so you can knit a cute cover for your phone.  Learn to knit and protect your phone from bumps and knocks with a super cool, but snug knitted cover. This workshop is suitable for all abilities.  Alex will show you the basics of knitting and provide one-to-one trouble shooting.

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Bookings

The thee-hour workshops cost £20 and all materials and tutors are included.  We will provide tons of materials to choose from as well as lots of examples, one-to-one help and demonstrations.  Suitable for beginners, no experience needed!  Please email Gillian at Crafty Pint to reserve a place.

The Railway, 2 Greyhound Lane SW16 5SD, opposite Streatham Common Station.

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