Handmade in Tooting

October 27, 2010 at 11:48 am | Posted in Events, Workshops | Leave a comment

Gillian will be joining local artists in her corner of South London for the first of the Handmade in Tooting exhibitions. Setting up in an old green grocers, now appropriately called Sprout Arts, Gillian will be exhibiting her Fabric Nation vintage textile accessories and homewares and running a packed programme of textile workshops during November.

Workshops include…

Textile Tuesdays on 16th and 23rd November 7-9.30pm

Print your own vintage inspired fabric and then make it into an apron, bag or purse.  Gillian will be sharing her vintage fabric collection for inspiration and providing tutorials in lino printing and textiles.  No previous experience is needed and all materials are provided.  By the end of this two-part workshop you will have gained an insight into textile design, created your own lino block for printing and will take home your own printed fabric made up into a useable item of your choice.

The cost of £25 per person includes two evening sessions and materials. To book a place and for more details, contact Gillian.

Drop-in brooch making Saturday 13th & 27th November.

Brooches made by Open House visitors

Delve into Gillian’s vintage fabric and haberdashery collection to create a unique flower brooch or hair slide.  Perfect for creating your    own handmade christmas presents. Suitable for all ages.

Gillian will be exhibiting with local illustrator Caragh Buxton who will be running her ceramic painting workshops on Saturday 20th and 27th November.

The exhibition runs from 9th to 27th November and is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am to 6pm.

You are very welcome to attend the Private View from 7pm to 10pm on Friday 12th November.

Sprout Arts is on 74 Moyser Road, a short bus ride (333 or 57) from Tooting Broadway tube on the Northern Line or from Brixton tube (333 bus).  Overground trains also run to nearby Streatham and Tooting stations.

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