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Print Paint Dye Repeat

- 13 / 09 / 2015 -

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Probably one of the most exciting things about The Handmade fair is that we get a chance to see the grand masters in the flesh doing what they love. My interest in Annie Sloan’s chalk paint went up a gear last year when I discovered through her talk in the Super theatre that you could dye fabric with chalk paint. I remember coming away with a rainbow of ideas zooming through my head so I’m very pleased to say that this year I’ll get to share some of them with

you in the up-cycling tent.

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I’ll be running a workshop every morning showing you how you can use different techniques to customise a tote bag. We will be putting your bag through it’s paces with techniques such as tie dying, painting and even printing with scallop shells. Chalk paint really is such a fun way to add character to your textiles be it curtains, bed linen, white summer dresses or your favorite old lacey table cloth. Everything I show you in the workshop can be tried and tested at home.

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I’ll also have samples of my work with me if you fancy some inspiration on how to use the techniques at home including my dip dyed parachute dress (if I can still get into it!).

See you there : )

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