Helen Rawlinson Design crafts classes in London
Helen Rawlinson Design crafts classes in London

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Helen Rawlinson Design

36 reviews
36 reviews

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 printing, lampshade making and machine embroidery to a lively, sociable after work crowd. She runs occasional after school and holiday workshops and has taken print workshops into local primary schools.

Helen is now pleased to be offering beginners screen printing classes from her fully equipped print studio for both adults and children.

Children are incredibly curious and receptive to the hands on experience of screen printing and Helen is enjoying the opportunity to give back to the younger generation of creatives, eager to learn.

For adult workshops - this is a chance to try something new - have fun with friends and get creative without fear of messing up - screen printing is all about surprise and uncertainty with some amazing results, whether intentional or not and it's all good stuff.

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Crafts

Lampshade Making

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Emma McG
19 Oct
We went to a beginner's workshop for the family (2 adults and teenage to primary aged kids) and had a fantastic afternoon! It was great to do something together that was fun for us all, and in such a lovely and inspiting studio. We each got to create our own designs and print them ourselves onto a t-shirt or bag. Helen explained it all and encouraged us along with a kind patience. I'd love to go again... Thank you Helen!
sarah eastham
18 Oct
Our session with Helen was great. A perfect combination of practical learning under her guidance and creating our own individual work to take home. It was really enjoyable and am planning on doing it again soon.
Shiri Lader
2 Sep
Helen provided a reminder for wonderful creative experience in a wonderful creative space. She gave clear, patient and positive guidance and it was an honour to be welcomed into her studio! Would definitely book in a second round
Oli
30 Apr
Helen's class was brilliant. She welcomed us into her beautiful Stoke Newington studio and provided clear instructions and advice as we tried screen printing for the first time. Helen provides all the materials for you, and her prints fill the room, which offers some creative inspiration. The class thoroughly prepared, and we felt safe, with Helen taking great care to keep everything socially distanced. We'll be back soon.

Reviews

Emma McG
19 Oct
We went to a beginner's workshop for the family (2 adults and teenage to primary aged kids) and had a fantastic afternoon! It was great to do something together that was fun for us all, and in such a lovely and inspiting studio. We each got to create our own designs and print them ourselves onto a t-shirt or bag. Helen explained it all and encouraged us along with a kind patience. I'd love to go again... Thank you Helen!
sarah eastham
18 Oct
Our session with Helen was great. A perfect combination of practical learning under her guidance and creating our own individual work to take home. It was really enjoyable and am planning on doing it again soon.
Shiri Lader
2 Sep
Helen provided a reminder for wonderful creative experience in a wonderful creative space. She gave clear, patient and positive guidance and it was an honour to be welcomed into her studio! Would definitely book in a second round
Oli
30 Apr
Helen's class was brilliant. She welcomed us into her beautiful Stoke Newington studio and provided clear instructions and advice as we tried screen printing for the first time. Helen provides all the materials for you, and her prints fill the room, which offers some creative inspiration. The class thoroughly prepared, and we felt safe, with Helen taking great care to keep everything socially distanced. We'll be back soon.
Rhiannon
29 Apr
We had a fantastic time learning how to screen print with Helen. Helen was a great teacher - informative, patient and friendly and made us feel very comfortable in her studio from the start. We learnt how to screen print on to plain cloth and then printed onto a tote bag. We are really pleased with the results and looking forward to using our tote bags! Thank you Helen for a lovely morning.
Rhiannon
29 Apr
We had a fantastic time learning how to screen print with Helen. Helen was a great teacher - informative, patient and friendly and made us feel very comfortable in her studio from the start. We learnt how to screen print on to plain cloth and then printed onto a tote bag. We are really pleased with the results and looking forward to using our tote bags! Thank you Helen for a lovely morning.
Izzy Green
22 Oct
Helen's screen printing class was so much fun - I went with my mum and we both really enjoyed it. Neither of us had ever tried screen printing before, but Helen explained the process very clearly and gave helpful tips and instructions. We had the opportunity to come up with different ideas for what we wanted our designs to look like, and we were both so pleased with the results - my mum made a tea towel and I printed on a tote bag and they both look great! My mum insists she is not an arty person so I think this is a great activity for anyone of any artistic ability who wants to give something new a go and have a lovely memento to take home. Helen was very friendly and patient, and made the environment feel safe (covid secure) without feeling clinic. We had a great time and Helen is a fab teacher so would thoroughly recommend this class!
Izzy Green
22 Oct
Helen's screen printing class was so much fun - I went with my mum and we both really enjoyed it. Neither of us had ever tried screen printing before, but Helen explained the process very clearly and gave helpful tips and instructions. We had the opportunity to come up with different ideas for what we wanted our designs to look like, and we were both so pleased with the results - my mum made a tea towel and I printed on a tote bag and they both look great! My mum insists she is not an arty person so I think this is a great activity for anyone of any artistic ability who wants to give something new a go and have a lovely memento to take home. Helen was very friendly and patient, and made the environment feel safe (covid secure) without feeling clinic. We had a great time and Helen is a fab teacher so would thoroughly recommend this class!
Izzy Green
22 Oct
Helen's screen printing class was so much fun - I went with my mum and we both really enjoyed it. Neither of us had ever tried screen printing before, but Helen explained the process very clearly and gave helpful tips and instructions. We had the opportunity to come up with different ideas for what we wanted our designs to look like, and we were both so pleased with the results - my mum made a tea towel and I printed on a tote bag and they both look great! My mum insists she is not an arty person so I think this is a great activity for anyone of any artistic ability who wants to give something new a go and have a lovely memento to take home. Helen was very friendly and patient, and made the environment feel safe (covid secure) without feeling clinic. We had a great time and Helen is a fab teacher so would thoroughly recommend this class!
claire
7 Oct
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
9 Mar
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
23 Feb
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
23 Feb
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
23 Feb
Fantastic beginners' introduction to screen printing. Helen was very patient and explained the technique well. A fun and educational day!
Gemma
23 Feb
Fantastic beginners' introduction to screen printing. Helen was very patient and explained the technique well. A fun and educational day!
Danny Hannaford
20 Feb
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
11 Feb
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
8 Feb
Great class, loads of fun, love my new tote bag 🤗 Hellen was a super patient teacher 👩🏼‍🏫💪
Ali
26 Jan
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
25 Jan
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
24 Jan
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
13 Jan
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
12 Jan
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
12 Jan
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
12 Jan
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
22 Nov
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
27 Aug
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
12 Aug
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
12 Aug
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
11 Aug
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
1 Jun
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
18 May
Great class, Helen is very personable and knowledgeable and I ended up with something that I was really happy with.
Honnie
1 May
Helen is a great teacher I really enjoyed and learnt a lot from the beginners level course! She gave some hand tips!
Rose White
2 Apr
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
7 Jan
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
27 Nov
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!!

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