Available on demand, online workshops with Nicola
‘Eco printing, an intensive foundation for successful results’ Over the course of a six week period Nicola shares with participants how she achieves clear, repeatable eco prints on protein based fabric (silk, wool, felt, cashmere etc.) and gives them the necessary skills to confidently do this time after time. From gathering the necessary tools and equipment to experimenting with different processing methods she will guide students beyond the basics and encourage them to experiment for themselves. Exciting extras include printing on paper, a simple method for printing on cellulose fabric (linen, ramie, cotton etc.) and an introduction to printing on up-cycled clothing. This workshop will empower the total beginner to have confidence in the process and be able to repeat their results when working by themselves. There should also be plenty of ‘ah ha’ moments for the more experienced eco printer too!
‘Eco printing basics using kitchen supplies‘ This workshop is designed for those who would like a simple but comprehensive step by step eco printing guide that will ensure excellent results from the safety and comfort of the home kitchen environment. If you have always wanted to learn a new technique without investing in specialised equipment this is the course for you!
Upcoming hands on workshops with Nicola in Ireland and abroad
21st and 31st August at the National Heritage Park, Wexford – Successful Eco Printing – Two separate opportunities to join Nicola for a one day workshop in this beautiful location. Please visit this link for all the details and to book a place directly through the Heritage Park.
7th September at Clasheen – Introduction to eco printing on silk and paper – Join Nicola at her new garden studio in Co. Carlow and choose your own vegetation from the surrounding trees and garden at Clasheen. Please click this link for all the information and email Nicola if you would like to book a place. The cost for this one day workshop is €95 including silk, paper and all the necessary vegetation. You bring your own packed lunch!
18th to 28th October at stunning Coal Point, NSW, Australia – 10 day felt and eco print retreat (non-residential) – Please click this link for all the low down on what is included during this creative and exciting retreat in Australia.
Group and bespoke workshops
Please email Nicola to discuss your requirements if you are interested in a bespoke workshop in Ireland or further afield. Her new purpose built studio cat Clasheen an comfortably accommodate groups of 6 to 8 participants depending on the workshop content and there are wonderful options locally for more upmarket residential courses. Classes may be organised in felting, eco printing or a combination of the two, new felting workshops include Upwolfing basics. Often dates don’t get added here to the workshop page although they do get offered through the online shop. The reason for this is because these intensive group classes often fill immediately so please contact Nicola if you don’t see anything advertised and would like to discuss possibilities for a future date. For workshops at Clasheen, simple shared accommodation may be organised on site or more glamorous accommodation is available locally. Collection and drop off to a bus or train is an optional added extra for those travelling without a car.
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Selected 2019 workshops that have already taken place
Felt, eco print and indigo in Ireland, 10 day residential retreat! The fourth running of the ten day residential retreat in Ireland took place from 12th to 22nd July 2019 at beautiful Kilgraney House. To see a selection of photos of the international participants and their beautiful work taken during this creative time together please check out Nicola’s recent Instagram stream.