Give it a Go Art - Velvet Bleaching

Join our talented local textile artist Lis Mann and give it a go!

  • Booking essential

Make a start on a new velvet project for the winter by trying out a new skill in textiles with our local artist Lis. Using a discharge paste and fabric paints we will be etching and drawing patterns onto velvet to create a rich fabric which could be used for a variety of projects such as clothing, bag or a cushion. Materials and refreshments included.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £20.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
+ 5% booking fee applied
This event is aimed at adults.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Walk down to the house, around the left hand side and follow the signage to the workshop.
What to bring and wear
You will be working on small areas so please ensure you bring glasses if you need them.
All areas are accessible by ramps. If you have concerns please contact the site directly to discuss access requirements.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 October 2018 10:00 - 12:30 Available

Contact Info

Box Office
Call 03442491895

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Give it a Go Art - Velvet Bleaching

Wed 03 Oct 2018
Join our talented local textile artist Lis Mann and give it a go!

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