Granary Studio

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Alysn Midgelow Marsden – Stains & Discards

Alysn Midgelow Marsden - Stains & Discards


November 15, 2022    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Bookings closed


Granary Studio
Main Road, Owslebury, SO21 1LU

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Play with staining, dripping and splashing papers and fabrics then work into these to create simple book formats or collage or greetings cards. Include working in fabrics, old shirts, jeans etc. and taking inspiration from Japanese boro stitching, kantha stitching and from make do and mend techniques, create developments in simple hand stitching. Add objects and stitch to create a personal piece. A hand stitch day.

Student Requirements


  • Paint brushes/sponges/syringes etc – a small variety of options for making marks on paper and fabric.
  • Hand stitch reqs.
  • General scissors
  • 3 or 4 kebabsticks.
  • Masking tape


  • Staining media: Have a look around for what might stain/mark your papers and fabrics such as coffee/chocolate powder/tea bags/rust powder, watered down paints, ink or spray paints if you wish).
  • Small pot of Indian ink.
  • You might have fabrics and papers which have ‘natural’ stains or damage (i.e. dying and printing drop cloths are ready made stained surfaces, many old textiles have mould or tea stains already etc.) which we can incorporate, or we can create stains on new papers and fabrics.
  • Paper: A small selection of papers such as watercolour paper, paper bags, wrapping paper, tissue paper or pattern paper, book pages etc.
  • Fabric: A small selection of fabrics, preferably light colour, natural fabric and fairly plain for instance old work shirts.
  • Threads: A selection of weights and colours. If you have a colour scheme you like or which will complement your coffee/inks etc – bring these.
  • Mediumweight sewin vilene or similar for use as a backing. 40cm approx. (max).
  • Bondaweb Max 40cm.

The Studio is well stocked so please bring what you have but the studio can top up if required


This event is fully booked.