Gocco, Adana & Fabric Printing Workshops

May 25, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Posted in Events, Workshops | 3 Comments
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Xtina likes priScreen printing a tote bagnting just as much as she likes finding a big box of beautiful 50s tablecloths and curtains at a boot fair! She also loves infecting other people with her enthusiasm for printing, so roll on June and July because there are some great print workshops coming up.

To accompany the Printed Wonders showcase at Craft Central in June, Xtina is running Adana letterpress machinethree workshops that reflect the processes she uses in her work. You’ll be able to create fast screen prints with help from a Print Gocco machine – perhaps printing a design onto bunting or making artworks on cotton paper.

Then with a bit of heaving, Adana machines will be at your disposal for the letterpress workshop. You can lino cut your own design and print it onto stationery or fine papers, and have a go at setting some movable type.

Inking rubber stamps for fabric printingFinally in that venue, we have a lovely fabric printing workshop, taking inspiration from mid-century British textile designers, carving soft rubber blocks and using rubber stamps specially designed for the workshop to print lengths of fabric and a tote bag. Take away your creations and let us know how you use them!

Shepherd Falkiners have invited Xtina to run a day-long Print Gocco workshop at their marvellous shop in Bloomsbury, a wonderland of fine papers and treasure trove of bookbinding supplies. Taking the participants through the process of creating their own Gocco prints, Xtina will show examples of her work, pass on many tips for getting the best results, demonstrate screen registration, and share ideas for re-using damaged screens and some experimental techniques.

Mid-July brings another Crafty Pint North event, and this time Seaside Sisters will be hosting a fabric printing workshop inspired by the Festival of Britain. As with all Crafty Pint events, these are low cost workshops run by local designer-makers, and held in pubs for a relaxing creative afternoon. Places have been booking up fast for this one, but there are still a few left.

Craft Central Workshops:
6.30 – 9pm Thursday 16th June: Screen Printing with Print Gocco  FULLY BOOKED
6.30 – 9pm Friday 17th June: Screen Printing with Print Gocco Details & booking
3 – 6pm Saturday 18th June: Vintage Inspired Hand Printing on Textiles  Details & booking

Lino Printing & Letterpress with an Adana has been cancelled


Shepherd Falkiners
10am – 4pm Saturday 2nd July: Print Gocco Workshop
Book via Shepherds 020 7831 1151 or jd@bookbinding.co.uk

Crafty Pint North
2pm – 5pm Saturday 16th July: Printing Fabric Designs


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  1. The letterpress workshop on Friday evening has been cancelled as unfortunately it didn’t reach enough bookings to run. A second Gocco screenprinting workshop replaces it.

  2. Hello Seaside Sisters… I was wondering if you would be running anymore Gocco workshops. Unfortunately I missed the one in London on 2nd July 2011. If you are where would l find out about them. Thank you!

    • Hi Olu
      Thanks for the message. Yes I’ll be running a very similar Gocco one on Friday 19th August, at Craft Central again.
      There’s also one running in Gillingham, Kent as part of our show on lightship LV21, on Sat 3rd September.
      Please take a look at the Events page for details & booking.
      All the best

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