Textile Artist, Alison Hulme first visited our group to give a talk in June 2019 and we were keen for her to return to organise a workshop but Covid arrived and one cancellation after another.
Yesterday however, fifteen members had a really fun day when Alison showed us her various techniques for printing on cloth. I have never seen a tutor arrive with such an enormous car load of materials – blankets and material to cover each table, loads of paints, fabric to purchase, screen prints by the hundred, gelli plates, baby wipes, kitchen roll and even her own washing up bowls.
Alison started the day by introducing the group to screen printing. For me this was the first time I had used the technique but I must say I really enjoyed it.
At lunchtime Alison enjoyed what she said was a 5* lunch provided by Ann but it was a quick break before we were back in action again.
We were now introduced to gelli plates, stencils, foiling and the use of several other mediums most of which are available from Art Van Go.
The utility area in the hall was alive all day for members to choose paints and to wash out the screens, scrapers, rollers etc. It was great to see everyone mucking in as there was a lot of washing and tidying up to do.
The day went amazingly quickly and we all went away with a great selection of samples, some of which you see on this blog.
Thank you Alison, you were a very generous and incredibly well organised tutor and did not stop all day! We look forward to a return visit.
Report and photos by Ros
Alison’s website: https://alisonhulmetextiles.com/
Alison’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Alison-Hulme-Textiles-1475530686059890/