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Print Workshop (part 1)



With my Master’s degree now completed, I wanted to take the depiction of the story characters further, and so decided to attend a printing workshop run by Alan Birch, in Waterfoot, near Rawtenstall.

I spent the day burning out tones for etching, using an composition of Hatty and Izzie together. It was a fantastic day, and I was so engrossed in the process, that I didn’t notice the hours fly by!

The results of the workshop are below, and comprise a linear image, printed before the toning was added, then the second print with the tone palette on the left hand edge, followed by the etching plate itself and finally the third print with all of the toning detail added.

1 First Print – Linear, no Toning

3 Etching Plate

2 Second Print with Tone Palette

4 Tonal Print Closeup

Textile Project Inspirations



This project involves making objects from textiles. The first being purses.
I am gathering inspiration from various sources and have found some excellent inspiration from the following sources:-

Lotta Jansdotter []
Lotta has made some wonderful bags, using minimal/contemporary patterns.
I am inspired by her use of colour, space and shapes.

Irregular Choice []
I love the vintage feel, the colour and styling of these shoes, with their mix of lace and decorative beads and ribbons.

Alli Coate []
Alli is an illustrator who incorporates textiles in her work.
I find her designs to be very pretty and her mix of media works incredibly well – sketching, drawing and fabric collage.