Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming hands on group classes at Clasheen, Nicola’s rural home and studio in Ireland

 

International workshops with Nicola during 2020

 

Boutique Irish workshops of 4 days duration or longer

During 2020 Nicola will be offering intensive non-residential workshops at Clasheen covering different eco printing techniques, natural dyeing, felting and a little bit about growing your own print/dye plants. Class size will be kept to a maximum of 4 participants making this a boutique experience with loads of opportunity to learn new techniques or refine old ones! Delicious home cooked lunches and all snacks throughout each day will be included in the workshop price. Many of these workshops will take place during July with either one day or no break between different subject matters and are ideal for anyone wanting an immersive experience. Please email Nicola to express your interest or keep an eye out here for more details!

Book Your Place

Online workshops with Nicola available on demand

 

‘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!

 

Group and bespoke workshops in Ireland and abroad

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 at Clasheen can comfortably accommodate 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.

 

Mailing List

If you would like to be kept informed of new workshops and get advance notice of sign up dates please consider joining Nicola’s mailing list.

 

 

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