MEET THE ARTISTS WITH ALISON BUTLER
PRINTING WITH TEXTILE DESIGNER ALISON BUTLER
Alison Butler, Hampshire based textile designer will be demonstrating some lino printing and guiding you to make your own unique cards and wrapping paper with a potato printer.
ABOUT ALISON BUTLER
Alison Butler is the owner of Blooming Designs. As well as a textile designer, artist and illustrator in her own right, she has been running Art in the Barn creative arts week since 2019 with fellow artist and maker liz Wellby.
Alison graduated from Loughborough University in 1990 with a degree in printed textiles. In partnership with a fellow student, they set up Blooming Designs and built a successful business selling textile prints to leading high street fashion chains both in the UK and Internationally. Influenced by free wheeling illustrators such as Quentin Blake, their designs were sold predominantly to the children’s wear market.
With a creative flare that is not limited to textiles alone, Alison has also worked with a number of companies to produce large-scale backdrops for corporate events and theatre productions.
For the printing you will need :
Potatoes - any variety
A sharped paring knife or similar
Paint - ready mixed poster paint, acrylic paints or pigment ink stamps
Small shaped cookie cutters - hearts, stars, flowers or animal shapes ( optional )
Plastic tray or a plate
Paper - white cartridge , brown paper, sugar paper, handmade paper or card
Apple corer (optional)
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