Fabric printing - Print, Paint and Pinny
Tutor: Alison HulmeCourse Code: 4320-01


Students will experiment with Thermofax screens, Gellie Plates, stamps and stencils to create a range of samples, and from these they will design their own large piece of fabric. Alison will bring a pinny pattern in four different sizes so that students can make up their own unique fabric design into a pinny.


The course will be an introduction to print making on fabric. Using a variety of different disciplines students will learn how to make different backgrounds, print in layers and create balanced designs. From the experimental stages students can then decide which technique they would like to pursue in more detail. At the end of the course there will be time for a question and answer session and notes can be taken.

Please bring with you

*3 metres of good quality cotton or denim (1.5 metres is required for the pinny the rest is for experimentation)
*Small amount of lining material to match
*6 metres of 18mm bias binding to match your fabric
*Thread to match

* Can be provided as a kit – see below

Other equipment needed
Sewing machine
Basic sewing kit
Old clothes (you will be using paint!)

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

A selection of fabrics to experiment with plus fabric to make pinny
1 ½ metres is required for the pinny. I will offer white or black cotton drill, two shades of blue denim
Small amount of lining material to match
6 metres of 18mm bias binding
Thread to match
The above kit will cover experimentation and the pinny for a cost of £20.
(Paint and medium required for the course is included in the course fee.)


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Alison Hulme

Alison Hulme

Alison finished her Foundation Degree in stitched textiles in 2013. Since then she has been screen printing fabric and using this to create bags and pinnies to her own design, using a huge variety of colours and patterns. Alison enjoys sharing her enthusiasm through talks and workshops and teaches in the UK, Jersey and France. Alison will also be exhibiting at the Knitting & Stitching Shows in Alexandra Palace, Dublin and Harrogate later this year with 'Room 6' Group. And closer to home she loves exhibiting at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens where the Zero Nine Group are always made to feel so welcome.


24th to 25th Oct 2020
Saturday to Sunday


9.45amStudents arrive
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session