Fri, 16 July | Lambton

Printing and Textile Classes July to September 2021 in Newcastle

Learn how to create your own unique prints and textiles. These short workshops will enable you to create original prints, indigo scarves and felted bowls.
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Printing and Textile Classes July to September 2021 in Newcastle

Time & Location

16 July, 9:30 am – 03 Sept, 12:30 pm
Lambton, 2 Pearson St, Lambton NSW 2299, Australia

About the Event

If you'd like to explore your creative side and learn how to create your own unique prints and textiles then these workshops are for you. All materials are provided each week so there's no need to source equipment to try a new technique. Beginners are welcome and each week we will cover a new process - for example original prints, indigo scarves and felted bowls

Individual classes cost $60 per week including all materials, but you can book blocks of classes to receive a discounted price.  

Term overview:

6 Aug - Felting - wet felt a 3D object such as a tea cosy cover, bowl or small bag - one place left

13 Aug - Shibori and indigo dyeing to create scarves, fabric for cushions or napkins - one place left

20 Aug - Drypoint printing part 1 – design your intaglio print, scribe your plate and print it using a press

27 Aug - Drypoint printing part 2 – introducing colour with chine colle

3 Sept - Drypoint printing part 3 – stencils and colour roll

These workshops are a great opportunity to enjoy handmade processes and have fun learning how to continue these traditional crafts.

Price includes:

Three hour face to face class at The Arts Emporium in New Lambton, all materials and tools, tea and coffee.

Individual classes are $60 which includes all materials 

Discount options for blocks of classes:

  • Textiles only (30 Jul, 6 and 13 Aug) = $155 for 3 weeks (save $25) - SOLD OUT
  • Drypoint only (20 and 27 Aug, 3 Sept)  = $155 for 3 weeks (save $25)

About your tutor:

Amanda Donohue studied printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). She also has a Graduate Certificate in Cross Disciplinary Art & Design from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) where she studied textiles. Amanda has been a practicing artist for over twenty years, has been teaching for about 10 years in the Hunter area and exhibits regularly.  See more about Amanda at

16 Jul -  Lino printing part 1 – design your lino, cut your block and print it by hand

23 Jul - Lino printing part 2 – stencils and colour rolls

30 Jul - Felting - wet felt a piece to make into coasters, bookmarks, cover a journal or make into pin cushions, garlands, small pouch (scissors or glasses) or gift card holders

  • Felting & shibori workshops -3
  • Drypoint printing classes (3)
  • One textile class

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