Printing your own fabrics and stationery is such fun - and it was great to recently combine two workshops so that students could get an insight into each technique. The same 'linocut train' takes all the students to the transfer, tracing and carving stops. Then there are two tracks - one for printing on fabric and one for printing on paper. Same, same but different as some might say!
The good thing about the type of lino we use is that it can work with both paper ink and fabric ink. It's nice to know that students who print on fabric this time might be sending friends some handmade cards in the same design next time! My new stationery set with greeting cards, envelopes and wrapping paper comes with instructions and an envelope template - great for putting your own touch on presents!
Being creative with other like-minded people is something I really enjoy about my workshops. It's relaxing to make things on your own, but sometimes a studio environment is just what you need to being out the (efficient!) artist in you. It's also lovely to see students making new friends as well as enjoying time with friends that they bring along.
Heritage tiles are the inspiration for many of the designs we use in my workshops. It's one thing to admire the beautiful designs (beneath your feet!) but it's another to take the time out to carve and create these designs. The process of mixing colours and working out patterns really makes these architectural features 'yours' in my view. To think you can take incorporate a little of Singapore in something you make is special. Try your hand at a unique art workshop by subscribing to my newsletter or check out upcoming workshops!