Introduction to Breakdown & Textural Screen Printing Weekend Workshop – 5 places available

13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019 | 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Place : GPC, Unit 16c Griffin Mill, London Road, Thrupp Nr Stroud. GL5 2AZ
Cost : £130 for non-members
Phone : 01453 350885
Email :

Introduction to breakdown & textural screen printing – Workshop with Jeanette Newell

There will be a maximum of 6 people on this course


Breakdown screen printing is an experimental, organic method to create uniquely printed fabrics (and paper) prints with exciting colours, textures and distressed marks. Use everyday items (e.g. string) and natural objects (e.g. leaves) to create textures on a screen using thickened dyes.  Enjoy the surprise of this exciting print method. Other textural print techniques will also be explored. 

Take your prints away at the end of the weekend to rinse out and dry.  These are then ready for your own sewing, art or embroidery projects. Alternatively, develop these with further print or digital design. 

This course is suitable for all levels. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron.


Jeanette Newell is a surface pattern and embroidery designer maker. She has  recently completed a Textile Design Masters, specialising in surface print (screen-printing, digital print) and embroidery.   

Jeanette’s work explores patterns and textures using mark making techniques.  Her designs use deteriorative marks created by breakdown screen-printing, dyeing and mark making techniques. 


Please pay a deposit, or the full amount, to secure your place. (You can either use a Paypal account or a credit/debit card to do this). If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please send it GPC, Griffin Mill, London Rd, Thrupp, Stroud, GL5 2AZ, stating your name, address, phone no and email, plus the name of the course. To avoid double booking, please email us if you have sent a cheque. Confirmation of your place will be made by email within a week of receiving payment.

Terms and Conditions:

Bookings are only confirmed on receipt of the full cost of the course. The balance must be paid 28 days before the course starts.  If full payment is not made, you risk losing your place on the course & will not be allowed to start the course.  

Cancellation Policy:

The sum of £50, will be lost If you cancel at short notice (less than 2 weeks before the course start). If your place cannot be filled, no monies will be returned.

Please note that it is sometimes necessary for tutors to be passed your e-mail address for the purpose of running the workshop.

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COST: £130 for non-members, and £120 for members. Some materials are included, but there may be extra materials to buy over the weekend, payable to the tutor.

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