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Screen Print & Stitch: Make Your Own Textile Art

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this accessible, beginner-friendly workshop with printmaker and artist Wendy Roby, you’ll spend the morning learning how to screen print onto fabric using stencils made from paper and recycled materials. After learning good, basic screen printing technique, we’ll talk about how to balance line, form and colour, producing a half metre textile of your own design. You’ll leave some of the fabric unprinted, ready to fill with beautiful, simple modern embroidery.


In the afternoon, you’ll choose an area of your textile to develop, and we’ll talk about ways to ‘resolve’ the piece – adding rhythmic marks via simple, graphic stitches. In this mindful, relaxing session, you’ll fill the negative spaces with simple embroidery and appliques made from screen-printed fabric.


At the end of the day, you’ll take home an original piece of textile art; framed in an embroidery hoop and ready to hang on your wall.

Artist bio:

Wendy is a printmaker and textile artist from Stockport who has exhibited and sold her work across Greater Manchester. She makes small and large scale visual art inspired by modernism, cultural ephemera, class and feminism. Her last exhibition explored the Herculean efforts of Jill Capes (wife of strong man Geoff) who had to prepare 12,000 calories for him, every day.

Resourcefulness is a key part of her practice and she makes her own inks from natural materials gathered from around Manchester (reduced-aisle avocados; old bits of copper; knobbly oak galls). Her ‘Prints Made From Plants’ series of botanical screen prints are sold in the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester and she is developing a range of textile and homewares using these wonderful, natural colours. Her teaching specialism is a method of screen printing you can easily do at home without needing lots of time, equipment, space and materials.

About the venue


Sunny Bank Mills is an inspirational cultural destination in the heart of the local community of Farsley, Leeds. Founded in 1829, these glorious Mills are being regenerated by the sixth generation of the family owners, creating a wonderful blend of work, leisure and culture.


Course terms and booking conditions


Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. As materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.


If we need to cancel the course for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.


June 15
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom