Vintage 2011: Pressing on the Southbank

Last weekend London Printworks trasformed into a nomadic vintage print workshop, with a transportable Heat Press to provide the lovely people at Vintage Festival 2011 some fun, colour, fabric and print within the Art School section.

Over the three days people came to visit us in the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank, just above the hopping Torch Club and created some of the most wonderful vintage inspired headscarves, neckachiefs, tights and handkerchiefs. Using a variety of collage, painting and illustrations provided by Sophie Herxheimer and Laura Knight, vintage clad visitors ranging from four years old to sixty-odd years had a chance to print with Printworks.

Friday's workshop at Vintage 2011

It was great to meet such a range of people, including the talented staff at all the other brilliant workshops and the Hemingways.

Saturday's workshop at Vintage Festival 2011

We experienced such a great response to the workshop, even from WGSN fashion trend company who were so impressed with the tights a 12 year old girl created, they guaranteed they would appear on their subscription website!

The tights that impressed WGSN

Sunday's workshop at Vintage Festival 2011

We hoped everyone enjoyed the wonderful festival, we sure did!

If you would like to know more about our training and course programmes, and maybe even more about heat press courses (the one in our workshop is eight times bigger!) then please do get in touch.

About London Printworks Trust

London Printworks Trust is the centre of excellence for textile print. Our passion has continued for twenty years since establishing ourselves as a charity to encourage professional artists, designers and emerging talent to learn, to share ideas, to produce new work and to fulfil their creative potential. Through our specialist hand printing equipment and workshop facilities we support and nurture creativity in people from the local community of Brixton, and across London. We are developing a new programme of residency places, courses, talks and new open access in response to the changes to funding. We appreciate and thank the support from our Board, Volunteers and Freelancers, without whom we would not have survived the changes to our funding. Continued support from The Leverhulme Trust and Lambeth also helps us to make a difference.
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