Nicole will be providing her Heat Press for this workshop which heats up to 200 degrees. You will have the chance to experiment using textile metallic foils on your items of clothing - cottons, linens, silk, suede, leather work best. Your task is to find interesting clothing and fabric from home, your local charity shop or car boot sale. Please bring 2-3 items to transform, such as a shirt, jumper, dress, scarf or apron. Have a good rummage at home and see what you can find! You can also use the metallic foiling onto card and paper, such as note books. During the workshop Nicole will also be providing her silk screens.
Please arrive to the venure 10 minutes before the workshop begins so we can all start together... see you guys there!!!
Transferring metallic film to fabric using the heat press. This can be applied using foil adhesive (a bit like glue) painting your design directly onto your item of clothing or foil using a paint brush. Placing the metallic foiling on top of your adhesive, then popping this under the heat press for 20 seconds, leaving your image looking shiny!
Wash by hand in cold or luke warm water so that your deigns last!
Turn clothing inside out and iron on the revers side, low heat & no steam.
At the end of the workshop.
Before you go home please make sure you tidy up your space and clean any equipment you used, thank you.
The idea is to show local communities how to use Nicole's equipment without being in a professional studio. The workshops are aimed at beginners through to experienced artists and the relaxed environment allows both abilities to mix together and collaborate, sharing ideas, techniques and developing concepts. The aim is to pass on skills to others and by the end of the workshop those involved will be taught how to use the equipment to suit their needs and abilities. The workshops are for those who just want to try something new, or to pursue a career in the craft. Nicole has all sorts of people who attend the workshops from students who are wanting to start a portfolio, fashion designers who are wanting to learn a new technique for their collection, business men and women who need a break from their regular routine. The workshops are open to all. At the end of the workshop participants will have learnt how to use the equipment, where to source the materials, how to set up a studio space at home. Participants will also have a collection of fabric and paper samples and a range of finished products to take home.
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