Textiles & Crafts

We participate in a whole range of traditional textile crafts such as weaving, batik, rag rugging and felting.

Print Room

At Bridge Inn Community Farm, we have a print room where students can have a go at screen-printing their artwork onto fabric. This is a fun, rewarding activity and lovely to see the delight at turning the printed fabric into bags, cushions, and scarfs.

We have recently purchased an exposure unit, which now allow us to print more intricate designs and lengths of fabric. Over the past few years, we have had commission projects from local theatre groups to print fabric for costumes and
props and enjoyed the opportunity to watch the finished work being used on stage.

Textile Crafts

We participate in a whole range of traditional textile crafts such as weaving, batik, rag rugging and felting. These activities are often worked on in small groups encouraging independence, social skills and confidence. However, some students prefer to work quietly enjoying the calming, repetitive and therapeutic value of these crafts.

Dress Making Skills

We have also learnt basic dress making skills to create clothing and costumes.
One of our most memorable projects was when we designed and made our own costumes, based on our favourite characters, for the Liverpool Comic Con.
Students of all abilities were able to contribute to their costumes and it was great to see their enthusiasm and attention to detail.
Batik is the art of painting using wax resist, you can use this method to create beautiful patterns. Our students have used batik to decorate scarfs, cushions as well as to create pictures.
Block Printing
Students can create textile patterns using our printing
blocks or they can choose to make a block with their
own design.
Weaving is a popular activity at the farm, students have learnt to weave using lots of different materials from wool to using recycled things like strips of plastic bag.
Silk Painting
Students can use silk paints and gutta to paint their own designs onto silk.
Rag Rugging
Rag rugging has been a favourite activity recently with
some of our students. It’s a great way to recycle
fabric and is a very therapeutic activity.
Marbling is great fun, it’s fascinating to watch the
patterns appear.
Costume Making
A group of our students made their own costumes to
wear for the Liverpool Comic Con. They learnt the whole process from cutting out a pattern to using the sewing machine to sew it all together.
We use wet felting techniques to create felt from fleece
fibres. Together we are currently creating a large piece
of artwork in felt. This is a wonderfully tactile activity,
which has beautiful results.

Printing Techniques

Our students can also experiment with lots of other printing techniques such of block printing, monoprinting, relief printing and marbling to name just a few.

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