Rust Marks with Alice Fox

Learn about the potential for using found rusty objects for printing and dyeing on paper and fabric. Using an experimental approach and found metal we will explore methods for transferring marks from rusty metal onto papers and fabrics. We will respond to and add to our marks with hand stitch to develop a series of samples or starting points for further work. Bring along some rusty objects of your own and see what potential they hold.

Basic materials are provided by Alice.

Participants are asked to bring along:

  • their own range of papers and fabric to experiment with (plain, natural and white or off-white are best – cotton, linen, silk)

  • any small found rusty metal objects (nails, washers, old cans, rusty tools etc.)

  • basic hand sewing kit, including scissors, needles, pins

  • apron

  • notebook & camera if wanted

The workshops will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day with the studio opening at 9am and will have a maximum class size of 7.

The total cost for the three day workshop is £255 (including £125 deposit)

The cost includes hot and cold drinks, biscuits and fruit, and a simple lunch each day.

Cancellation policy: This workshop will only run if 5 or more people enrol. If there is a shortfall you will receive a full refund. And you will, of course, receive a full refund if I cancel the course. However please be aware that a refund will not be given in any other circumstances unless your place can be filled.