VIRTUAL COURSE: In Bristol Studio: Illustrated Textiles - A six week course for creatives

Tue, 03/03/2020 - Tue, 07/04/2020

This six week course (Tuesday eves) will enable you to explore applying your illustration to textiles and create your own unique cushion to take home.

Tuesdays, 6 - 8:30pm from 3rd March - 7th April 2020


Are you an illustrator or artist who would love to push new avenues in your practice with textiles and homewares?

Are you a creative person who would love the chance to create your own custom-made product for your home?

Join artist and illustrator Ellie Shipman, to play, explore and experiment with applying your illustration to textiles through digitally printed fabric to make your own illustrated cushion.

This six week course at In Bristol Studio has an introductory rate of £185 per person for 6 x 2.5 hour sessions and will cover:

Week 1: Connecting interests, interior design research, trends and mood boards

Week 2: Illustration styles and techniques - exploring materials and your style

Week 3: Designing your cushion placement print or repeat pattern

Week 4: Finalising designs and making pom-poms or tassels

Week 5: Receiving your printed fabric and cushion sewing session

Week 6: Final flourishes - adding embroidery or decorative elements and sharing

You will receive:

- Guidance, support and tips from artist and illustrator Ellie Shipman on illustration, machine sewing, embroidery, fabric printing, pattern design and more
- Your design digitally printed onto the fabric of your choice and cushion pad
- The use of a range of drawing and painting materials
- A high-res digital scan of your illustration for your own use / future products
- How to make a variety of different pom poms and tassels
- Your own custom-made cushion to enjoy at home or use as a prototype for your own future textile products

Please note you must be available for all, or most, of the six sessions. Course fees are non-refundable if cancelled after 25th Feb.

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Ellie Shipman is an artist, illustrator and pattern designer based in Bristol. Ellie creates playful, bold illustrations and patterns exploring sustainability, women and wellbeing - in other words, hopeful illustration for challenging times. / / Instagram: @ellieshipman

Event location: 
In Bristol Studio
Great Western Lane
Bristol BS5 9BB
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