Oxford Summer School

Print and Print and Make a Pinny

Thursday 8th August 2024 for 2 days — Cost: £120

Tutor: Alison Hulme

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You may have seen Alison demonstrating on the Art Van Go stand and wearing one of her colourful “pinnys”. These 2 days will be spent printing your fabric and making your own pinny.

We will start this fun 2 day course thinking about the colour and design - what colours do you love and want to use? Do you have a theme in mind?

We will be using a combination of gelli plates, wooden blocks, stencils and thermofax* screens - to create your own unique lengths of fabric. *Similar to silk screen printing the Thermofax screens use light and no chemicals to produce an image on the “screen”. I have a library of over 500 designs for you to choose from

After creating your fabric on the first day. You can continue printing while also cutting out and stitching your pinny on the second.

This course is suitable for both beginners and the more experienced. No experience of dressmaking is required.

Materials for Students to bring:

Any fabric of your choice – thin, thick, patterned or plain for experimenting.

For the pinny you will need:

  • 1.5 metres of cotton drill or denim 150cms wide*
  • 2 x 30cm squares of lining material*
  • 5 metres of 18mm wide bias binding to match your material*

*I can provide these as a “pinny pack kit” - £18 for cotton or £24 for navy denim.

  • Sewing Machine and machine threads
  • Basic sewing kit, needles, pins, fabric scissors, tape measure etc.

Don’t wear posh clothes!

Material Costs

You can buy cotton, cotton drill and denim from the tutor at cost.
There will be a £15 per student to cover paints, textile medium etc.