Paint your own cushion cover with Olivia Howick | 27th November 2021


This workshop demonstrates the potential of using disperse dyes to create vibrant, fun and unique pattern and texture on fabrics. You will learn how to paint with disperse dyes and transfer these to synthetic fabrics using a heat press. The day will guide you through how to use this technique to create printed textiles with your own unique design handwriting, using a variety of techniques to create pattern and texture. You will start right from the beginning, understanding the colour range of the dyes and testing these on a variety of fabrics, through to creating your own set of samples and a cushion cover to take home.

Olivia Howick is a designer specialising in Colour, Material and Finish. Olivia has taught classes at The London Embroidery Studio for the past three years and has just completed her MA in Printed Textiles at the Royal College of Art. Olivia has vast experience within the fashion industry and education having taught in secondary schools in London, as well as acting as a visiting lecturer on BA Textiles programmes at AUB and LCF.

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in printed textiles or wants to learn something new!

All materials will be provided, please bring an apron, a notepad and pen/pencil, and any visual inspiration you may want to use such as postcards, print-outs or mood boards on your phone!

The workshop will run from 10am – 4pm with an hour break for lunch (not provided).

Cancellation Policy: We are running workshops on a much smaller scale and whilst we appreciate Covid may stop you from coming I’m afraid our 10 day cancellation policy still remains. Our workshops run to support the print studio and we can’t afford to have empty spaces within these workshops. Currently within 10 days of the workshop we cannot refund or move dates for any cancellations made due to personal reasons or covid. I hope you can understand this as being a small business we would hate to stop running workshops due to then not being full. If you don’t feel this policy works for you we would ask to wait and book in the future when we can be more flexible.