This collection is a product of an artistic partnership between artists Annette Rolston and Mike Fenton.
Annette and Mike are both trained fine artists; specialists in painting and printmaking. Their studio at designermakers21, a shared crafts collective in Diss, Norfolk, has enabled them to develop their work and showcase it to the public through its shop. They both excel at handcarving linocuts which they have printed onto fabrics and parchments and created a unique and artistic range of interior products. Their inspiration comes from the rural environment of East Anglia. Animals feature heavily, the iconic hare, owls and garden birds, horses, deer, garden creatures and insects such as butterflies, dragonflies, bees, frogs and snails.
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They make cushions, lampshades, lights and fine art prints and paintings. Using the traditional skills of hand-carving print blocks and printing through a printing press onto fabrics, each textile they print is a unique combination of printed blocks and colours and is not possible to replicate exactly.
Enjoy their combined vision and skills and invest in one of their beautiful hand-crafted individual textiles to enhance your home.
Printmaking Workshops at designermakers21
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Print and Play
* Learn to use colour-inking methods, monoprint and make marks and patterns
* Use a printing press and print by hand
* Use stencils, feathers, leaves, lace or make your own acetates
* Try stamping - and make your own
* Print onto paper or fabric
Express yourself through print in informal 3.5 hour sessions
Saturday March 10th & 24th - Print and Play
These sessions are from 11am to 2.30pm and cost £35
Printmaking with Annette Rolston
Sunday March 25th - Introduction to drypoint
Sunday April 8th - Exploring linocut
These sessions are from 10am to 4pm and cost £65
1 to 1 (or 1 to 2) sessions with Annette in her studio are available
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Visit Their Studio and Shop at designermakers21 in Diss, Norfolk
designermakers21 is an exciting initiative promoting the growth of local designers and craftspeople, it breathes new life into a large, historic empty shop on St. Nicholas Street, Diss, making full use of the warren of Victorian rooms.
designermakers21 is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 – 5, or by appointment. For directions see the map below:
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