Introduction to Screen Printing on Fabrics


Get creative on fabrics!

During this day long workshop you will work alongside Azra, to discover the joys of screen printing in a fun and relaxed environment. In addition to printing your designs on to fabric items, which you will then be able to take home with you at the end of the workshop our aim is that you are provided with enough basic knowledge to be able to practice this craft at home.

All equipment will be provided including fabric but please feel free to bring anything else you may want to print on, this could be a T-shirt, cushion cover, table runner, napkins or other plain fabric in light colours preferably white/off white. Cotton and linen are best but we urge you to stay away from synthetic fabrics as they don’t always absorb the ink. If you could bring some botanical inspiration to draw from that would be great, this can be fresh, dry or even a simple image from a magazine, but there will also be some provided.  

This introductory workshop is aimed at those who have little or no previous experience in screen printing.

Includes all tools and materials you need during the workshop.
Tea & coffee and biscuits provided

Maximum group size of 8

The workshop will start at 10:00 and should finish for 16:00.

This workshop is suitable for beginners age 16 + Please wear comfortable casual clothes with closed toe shoes. We strongly suggest that you may wish to wear an apron or crafting shirt to protect your clothing.

Tutor: Azra Beno

Designing and making from her home studio based in rural Lincolnshire, Azra Bano draws inspiration from her surroundings and patterns from around the world. ' I do not limit myself to looking for inspiration in a certain area of interest, I can equally be inspired by a piece of architecture or a seed pod.' All prints are first sketched and then turned into hand drawn positives before being exposed on to a screen ready for printing, every colour that is printed requiring a separate screen. Using environmentally friendly inks that are solvent free and Soil Association Approved, each piece is then hand printed on to sought out high quality fabrics in carefully selected colour combinations mixed in the studio. Azra Bano strives to create quality items that have an obvious hand designed and printed look, this means that no two items are ever the same due to the fact that she does not feel the need to register prints perfectly, which can at times mean slight overlapping of colours adding character and uniqueness to every piece and setting them aside from those digitally printed.

Further examples of her work, and workshops can be found on Instagram: Azra Bano Designs