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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureBeginners level - Screen Printing on to Fabric
5(27 reviews)
Learn the basics of screen printing on to fabric with paper stencils in this 2.5 hour workshop at a fully equipped print studio in Stoke Newington, Hackney.
Stoke Newington
£45 pp
2.5 hour workshop
Beginner
What happens in this class?

To adhere to current guidelines relating to Covd-19, groups of three to four people are welcome to book as a private class but must be from the same household or support bubble. Please see Helen's other listings if you would like to book a private class for one or two people.

Helen's print studio at The Chocolate Factory N16 is a wonderful environment to try something new and creative in a small group.

This beginner's class is a great opportunity to learn the basic techniques of screen printing onto fabric with an experienced teacher. Screen printing…

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Things to remember

Covid-19 precautions:

  • Face coverings are to be worn during the class.
  • Sharing of equipment will be kept to a minimum and hand sanitiser will be readily available.
  • Please bring your own drinking bottle for water.
  • Aprons will be provided but please consider bringing your own if you prefer and…
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Latest Reviews
5(27 reviews)
claire - October 7th
The workshop was brilliant. I was really lucky to be the only person on the course that day, and Helens instruction was really great.
Melanie - March 9th
I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to screen printing! Helen was really friendly, talked through all the key points and was attentive while we worked to help guide us. She provides plenty of materials and inspiration to help you decide your print. Would definitely recommend it!
Margaret Lofthouse - February 23rd
Helen is very welcoming and knowledgeable and the venue is a working studio with lots of inspirational prints and resources on display. Helen showed us how to create and set up a design created with paper cut outs or tape for printing with a screen and squeegee onto either a bag or tea towel. The finished results were amazing and we all left the session excitedly clutching our creations and buzzing with our new found skill. Helen was brimming with ideas and advice at every stage of the process and enjoyed sharing her expertise with us. Thank you Helen :)
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Age Requirement

8All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher
Teacher

Helen is a textile designer, based at the Chocolate Factory studios N16, London. She hand screen prints designs for a variety of interior accessories, sold via her online shop and teaches screen printing workshops in small groups from her fully equipped print studio. .

She has over 20 years experience in screen printing and with an MA in mixed media/embroidery at the RCA her work also has a stitched quality and is the signature to her original lampshade range. Helen's teaching experience is extensive having worked for several years at a crafting venue in Islington - she enjoyed teaching screen…

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Class Location
The Chocolate Factory
Stoke Newington
Unit F5
Farleigh Place
N16 7SX
London
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Reviews

claire - October 7th
The workshop was brilliant. I was really lucky to be the only person on the course that day, and Helens instruction was really great.
Melanie - March 9th
I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to screen printing! Helen was really friendly, talked through all the key points and was attentive while we worked to help guide us. She provides plenty of materials and inspiration to help you decide your print. Would definitely recommend it!
Margaret Lofthouse - February 23rd
Helen is very welcoming and knowledgeable and the venue is a working studio with lots of inspirational prints and resources on display. Helen showed us how to create and set up a design created with paper cut outs or tape for printing with a screen and squeegee onto either a bag or tea towel. The finished results were amazing and we all left the session excitedly clutching our creations and buzzing with our new found skill. Helen was brimming with ideas and advice at every stage of the process and enjoyed sharing her expertise with us. Thank you Helen :)
Margaret Lofthouse - February 23rd
Helen is very welcoming and knowledgeable and the venue is a working studio with lots of inspirational prints and resources on display. Helen showed us how to create and set up a design created with paper cut outs or tape for printing with a screen and squeegee onto either a bag or tea towel. The finished results were amazing and we all left the session excitedly clutching our creations and buzzing with our new found skill. Helen was brimming with ideas and advice at every stage of the process and enjoyed sharing her expertise with us. Thank you Helen :)
Gemma - February 23rd
Fantastic beginners' introduction to screen printing. Helen was very patient and explained the technique well. A fun and educational day!
Gemma - February 23rd
Fantastic beginners' introduction to screen printing. Helen was very patient and explained the technique well. A fun and educational day!
Danny Hannaford - February 20th
What a fantastic class. I took my partner as a valentines gift as its something she has always wanted to do. Helen was very welcoming and had some biscuits at the ready to snack and some wonderful Jasmine tea. The course itself is very informative and fun and you get a lot of Helen's time due to the intimate size of her workshop which is fantastic. I would highly recommend this class to anyone. We got a tote bag that each of us had made plus some samles we had made which are all being put to good use. Definitely go to this class, you wont regret it.
Rebecca - February 11th
I had a great time at Helen’s class, her studio was lovely with lots of inspiration and examples of work she’s previously created. I’d never done fabric printing before but Helen explained the process really clearly and let us have a go on a sample piece of fabric before we created our final product. She gave individual guidance in choosing our designs and how to cut the stencils, even offering tea and biscuits which was a lovely extra! Helen didn’t rush us even though the class ran on a little, allowing us all to finish our work. I’m now left with a fab tote bag that I’ve already had compliments on! Overall a really fun friendly class, would definitely recommend :)
Jonathan - February 8th
Great class, loads of fun, love my new tote bag 🤗 Hellen was a super patient teacher 👩🏼‍🏫💪
Ali - January 26th
This was my first course booked through Obby and I was SO pleased I signed up for it. The class was a really good size of 4 people so we all had enough time to take everything on board. Helen is really friendly, welcoming and patient. She explained the screen-printing processes clearly, showing us all the equipment and guiding us through each step making sure everyone knew what they were doing. We all had a practise run before putting our own chosen designs onto Tote Bags or Tea Towels. There were lots of fabric paints, stencils, shapes and ideas to choose from if anyone wanted some inspiration. Helen gave everyone 1:1 help and attention - not to mention some fab Jasmin Tea! So we all had plenty of time, nothing was rushed (in fact the course ran over). It was great to come away feeling you have learnt something new and better yet - created something that you could take with you. I would highly recommend Helen's course to anyone wanting to learn screen-printing. It's a very therapeutic, creative and rewarding craft. I'd definitely like to go back and learn some more screen printing techniques! Thanks Helen for a really lovely morning of learning and creating! x
catherine - January 25th
This is such a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. Helen explains everything in a friendly and thorough way. I met new people, had a cup of tea and came away with a lovely tea towel. I absolutely loved this class, I will definitely be back. Highly recommend. Catherine
Elena McMurdo - January 24th
I thoroughly enjoyed Helen’s class; it was the perfect mix with an authentic studio to work in alongside an informative, welcoming and productive session with an expert. I’ve caught the bug and can’t wait to screen print more. Thanks again Helen, I’ll definitely be back.
Sarah Wiseman - January 13th
Helen was fantastically welcoming and easy to chat to. She taught the class in a very relaxed way that put us all at ease. We completed two different screen prints - the first was a purposefully quick design and print to get us used to the process (I'm turning mine into a makeup bag!) and the second was a carefully planned one. The venue is really lovely and full of bits and pieces to inspire you. I went in without an idea and came out with two pieces of screen printing that I can't stop telling people about!
Jo - January 12th
Helen was an absolutely wonderful teacher - friendly, encouraging, calm and clear. Plus her own screen printing work in her workshop was beautiful. She let me do more than I should have asked for and was really patient and helpful. I made something that I absolutely LOVE and I had a super lovely few hours learning how to screen print in her super cute studio. I would recommend this course to everyone. I definitely now want to do more screen printing. Thank you Helen - my print has pride of place in my room and I feel so happy whenever I look at it! P.S. she also has DELICIOUS jasmine tea.
Lexy - January 12th
Helen is friendly and welcoming, and her studio is lovely! Tea and biscuits were (gratefully) on hand, and she taught us about the basics of screen printing onto fabric. It was great that we were able to have a play at the technique before creating a print on a tote bag or tea towel to dry and take home. The workshop was very informative and fun, Helen has created a really welcoming atmosphere where you can be creative without judgement, it was fab! Will definitely be going back!
Lexy - January 12th
Helen is friendly and welcoming, and her studio is lovely! Tea and biscuits were (gratefully) on hand, and she taught us about the basics of screen printing onto fabric. It was great that we were able to have a play at the technique before creating a print on a tote bag or tea towel to dry and take home. The workshop was very informative and fun, Helen has created a really welcoming atmosphere where you can be creative without judgement, it was fab! Will definitely be going back!
Samantha Boatswain - November 22nd
The work shop was lovely with elaborate printing displays of all the screen printing fabrics and soft furnishing displays Helen is very delightful friendly a d very artistic . She made me feel very welcome and showed me lots of techniques and skills that can help me improve on my silk screening. She also gave me tips and information on the types of equipment and materials that I can obtain from various websites. It was a pleasure to work with her and I enjoyed my time there . I would definitely book another class.
Elsie - August 27th
We had a really fun afternoon with Helen and was able to create some great personalised bags in the short lesson. Her studio is lovely, fully of inspiration. We were a group of 4 friends so were able to arrange a private session with Helen at a time that suited us. This was perfect. Thanks so much.
Jonny MacDonald - August 12th
I found the whole experience a delight. Helen was lovely and went at a nice steady, relaxed pace so you didn’t fall behind. I found the studio a really nice, sweet creative place to create some cool stuff. I will defo go back there for a course in the future. The outcome was so pleasing. Print screening, Cup of tea and a few cheeky choc biscuits......can’t go wrong! 😁
Jane Simmonds - August 12th
Helen’s class was a delight. Helen is a great teacher and packed in a great deal of information in a short time. The session was well planned and we achieved a great deal under her careful and thoughtful tuition.
Kate - August 11th
Helen is a fantastic teacher, explains things well, makes you feel very welcome and we even got a lovely cuppa. I came away with a great shopper bag with my own design on it...very satisfying. I'm now feeling totally inspired and wanting to do more. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to be creative and inspired or just try something new. Thanks very much Helen
Laura - June 1st
Great introduction to screen printing. It was lovely to meet Helen and learn from her in her beautiful studio. The class allowed for a good balance of creativity/freedom and support - the smaller group size helped us get more out of it. After a dry run, you work on your print for a tea towel or tote bag to take home. Would definitely recommend!
Sacha - May 18th
Great class, Helen is very personable and knowledgeable and I ended up with something that I was really happy with.
Honnie - May 1st
Helen is a great teacher I really enjoyed and learnt a lot from the beginners level course! She gave some hand tips!
Rose White - April 2nd
Helen was fantastic. Very friendly and explained things clearly . She made the whole process fun and we were all delighted with the tote bags or tea towels we printed. Would highly recommend and hope to do another class with her in the future.
Rhea - January 7th
We had a wonderful time with Helen who was very encouraging and helpful and easy to get on with. Her cozy studio was the perfect place to get crafty. We're already thinking about going back now we have the screen printing bug and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Annelies - November 27th
Such a fun and creative workshop. Helen is super patient and an artistic inspiration. The workshops take place in her studio which is full of life and colour and a pleasure to spent time in. And, I went home with my very own designed and printed t-shirt! I'm going back to do tea towels next. I would thoroughly recommend it!!