Urban Studio North

Urban Studio North

Stand QIA30
Join Leah Higgins and her guest tutors in her studio in Manchester. Workshops cover fabric surface design, colour, use of stitch and mixed media.

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Breakdown Your Palette 5 Day Workshop
Breakdown Your Palette 5 Day Workshop
This five-day, focussed, retreat combines an in-depth exploration of breakdown printing and the study of colour to create a palette of beautiful, co-ordinated cloth. Working from your own inspirational images or objects you will extract colours to use as you work with a range of breakdown printing techniques. We will also investigate the use of discharge paste in breakdown and how your printed fabrics can be enhanced by other surface design techniques.
Wonky Print Inspiration Packs
Wonky Print Inspiration Packs
The printing may be wonky, the edges may be frayed but they are completely unique and are a great starting place for that special project. Each pack contains approximately 1 square metre of Leah’s hand printed and dyed fabrics. These are pieces she has made during demonstrations at shows or in her workshops. New packs are added to the online shop at regular intervals along with packs of hand dyed fabrics and 'one of a kind' breakdown printed fabrics.
Colour Your Palette by Leah Higgins
Colour Your Palette by Leah Higgins
Colour Your Palette is a book for artists, designers, and all those who want a better understanding of colour and colour mixing when using dyes. With step-by-step instructions, and photographs, detailing how to create a series of colour references that will inform your work, this book is a practical guide that gives you all the information you need to create the colours you want to achieve, accurately and reproducibly.
And if you want to go further - I run a five day workshop based on the book.
Screen printing starter packs
Screen printing starter packs
Available from my online shop this Screen Printing Starter Pack contains the dyes and other chemicals you need to make thickened Procion MX dyes and to pre-soda soak your fabrics along with eight squeezy bottles to store your thickened dyes in and two medium screens.
Each pack contains 50g Procion MX dyes in acid lemon, golden yellow, magenta, scarlet, turquoise, royal blue, black and dark brown, 300g Soda Ash, 400g Urea, 150g Manutex, eight 340ml squeezy bottles and two medium screens (14 x 12 inches).
Print Your Palette 5 Day Workshop
Print Your Palette 5 Day Workshop
This five-day workshop explores a wide range of free-form screen printing techniques and incorporates the study of colour to create a palette of beautiful, co-ordinated cloth. Working from your own inspirational images or objects you will extract colours to use as you work through the week. We will also investigate the use of discharge paste in screen printing and how your printed fabrics can be enhanced by other surface design techniques.