Slow beauty: 1930s inspired textiles printing with Lou Tonkin [Sold Out]


Venue Shippon Artists Studios

Length of course: Two days


£200 - includes materials.

Next date 19th October 10:00 am

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About this course

19-20 October – two-day weekend course [Sold Out]

Spend a fabulous weekend with the fabulous Cornish printmaker Lou Tonkin. Find inspiration from the textile artists who were at Dartington in the 1930 and 40s and design and print your own beautiful textiles.

This introductory course will lead you through an exploration of pattern, print and design, with hands-on textile design and printing skills, which can then be applied to organic linen
Lou is an influential Cornish printmaker who specialises in nature inspired prints.

She says: “We will spend the weekend together as a group, working with sketches from Dartington archives and favourite found objects to create individual printed scarves and artwork. During the weekend, we will first create a wonderful botanical still life together, from which you will create designs to cut into a lino block. From this block you will print your own artworks.”

Reconnect with the tradition of textile making at Dartington and celebrate Susan Bosence’s life and work and Dorothy’ Elmhirst’s patronage of cutting edge craft makers Barron and Larcher at Dartington.

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Advance booking only
Course details subject to change
Please note: 25% of your course fee is non-refundable should you need to cancel your place

About the Craft Revolution

The Craft Revolution runs a vibrant programme of courses, projects, events and talks. It is a movement about making; a learning space, an ideas lounge, an action station. A story of ‘doing’ over ‘not doing’.

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Saturday 19th October

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.


As a member, you’ll feel much more a part of our work, helping us to create a Dartington that is fit for the 21st century and is a model and test-bed for a sustainable society. You'll also get access to a wide range of great benefits, both on our estate and at partners across south Devon.