Sunday, 18 March 2018

Workshop Dates

I see that Screen Print Summer School bookings are full. That doesn't mean that it's not worth putting your name down on the waiting list, a place often comes up.  Also, there are other wonderful classes at summer school that are still open.  The link is:  Cottenham Summer School

If you'd like to do some short courses on screen printing on textiles, here are some other dates you can set aside:

Screen Print Studio  
Cottenham Village College
Saturday 12 May 2018 10am - 4.00pm .
A whole day of screen printing on fabric for beginners or continuers.
Although the  detailed info for this course is not up on the site yet, you can still book through

Here is some gorgeous work done by students a the last  Cottenham Saturday Studio Workshop.

Small Scale Screen Printing
Cottenham Village College
Wed 13 June and Wed 20 June 2018  10.00am - 1.00pm   
These 2 Wednesday classes are linked with each other. Even though these are mornings only, you can achieve a lot because it gives you time to design and prepare between the 2 sessions.
Book through:

While we're on the subject of workshops - here are a couple of other workshops coming up this year:

Felting for stitch  - Adult workshop
At Hinchingbrook Country Park
Monday 18th June
10:00am – 16:00pm

And for kids:
Create a Kite- Family workshop
At Hinchingbrook Country Park.
Thursday 31st May
10:00am – 12noon & 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Family Screen Printing
At Hinchingbrook Country Park
October 23  2018 either 10am - 12  or 1.00pm - 3.00pm .  These are T-shirt printing sessions for children accompagnied by an adult.

 So, although I'm not doing many open workshops this year, I  do a lot of workshops with schools, various organisations and guilds. If you would like to enquire about these, then do contact me through the 'Post a comment' box below. This box appears when you click "no comments". Please include your contact details. Any comments come directly to my email before I approve them to show on the site. - it's an anti spam setting.  I won't publish them if they are an enquiry, so you don't have to worry that the whole world will see these.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Cottenham Summer School 2018


Great news: Cottenham Summer School brochures are out.  This year there are some fab new courses as well as some old favourites.  There's journal making, calligraphy, quilting, sewing of all persuasions and some great cooking courses.


As you know, Screen Printing on Fabric (Spectacular Screen Printing) usually books up really quickly.  There are still  places, but don't leave it too long.....  contact

 There are 3 unique things about Screen Printing at Summer School which which make it really special:

a) We have LOTS of space - We have the use of 2 laboratory classrooms.  So, there are only 6 people in each room and each student gets their own 'studio' space.

b) A whole week!  Yes, a whole week - you can get a lot done in a whole week.

c) It's a really supportive, friendly community of learners.  We have lots of laughter and fun.

You can leave your work out overnight and dive straight back into it the next day - no packing up or having to finish at home.

And this means that you can really focus on developing your work from design through to print.   

So - what can you expect?   Our main focus is on handmade screen stencils in this course - using papers, screen fillers (some unusual fillers)  and found objects.  From there you can take your work in different directions:
-you can develop pictorial or graphic patterns and prints from drawings or reference material 
-you can explore more experimental texture and layering techniques using the screen for mono or multiple printing.

As a tutor, my goal is to help you develop your own style so that each person will come out with something different and personal, whether you are a beginner or have some experience with printing.

You can make fabrics to sew, to hang on the wall, tablecloths, bed linen.  You can print T-shirts, cushion covers, aprons....the world is your oyster.  for more details see the course brochure: Spectacular Screen Printing

And after all that, if you are still uncertain, scroll back through this blog to see some of the truly amazing work done by Summer School students in the past.