Workshops, Contact details…

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You can contact me @ bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com. I record my activities on my Face Book page  and post loads of photos on my  Instagram page

“The workshop and your tuition was inspiring. I went home created an art space and began designing…”

My name is Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw, French born Glasgow based eco upcycler, I studied Decorative Arts with Christies. I worked with Heritage stencilling and have recreated schemes from the Mackintosh Heritage in Scotland. I travel to Asia every year and I have developed from my trips a love for Eco Techniques. Indigo dyeing, Eco dyeing, Eco Printing. I started my Eco journey in northern Thailand with lovely ladies from the Hmong Hill tribes.

I train with the best in the land Eco Printing with Irit Dulman from Israel, Indigo with Aboubakar Fafo from Mali. I am relentless testing my art.

I am passionate about passing my skills in an inclusive way and about recycling since being a child of the 60’s and learning about pollution in the 70’s

I share my skills in Scotland and elsewhere running workshops and doing collaborative work. I team with local galleries to share my art pieces. In my studio there is always an Indigo vat on the go and a pile of leaves ready to be Eco Printed.

 

Workshops (info and booking)

NEW WORKSHOPS  —- OPEN STUDIOS … The Edinburgh based bookbinder Cassandra Barron and I will be sharing again the autumn 2 textile art and bookbinding workshops… all based on Japanese textile art techniques, Boro, Sashiko we will recycle a pair of jeans in three stunning hand stitched books… as an extra bonus those workshops will take place both in Glasgow and Edinburgh in our lovely studios… LIMITED SPACES BOOK EARLY !!!!

19th October From Sashiko to Bookbinding, a day workshop in my Glasgow based studio stitching Shashiko stitches on an old pair of jeans and turning it into a book  book here

12th November, From Boro to Bookbinding, a day workshop in my Glasgow based studio, surface mending in the Boro style and turning this into a book …book here

Upcycling furniture 8 weeks block in my Glasgow studio starts on the 7th January of  for booking see here Book

Upcycling furniture 8 weeks block in my Glasgow studio starts on the 9th January of the booking see here Here

24th January 2020 – One day Eco Printing workshop for textile Art in my Glasgow based studio Book here

25 – 26 January 2020  – Eco Print your Scottish leaves week end, Eco Printing and Eco Dyeing week end in my studio in Glasgow.

15 – 16th February 2020 – Eco Print your Scottish leaves on Silk week end in my Glasgow Based studio Book here

22-23 February 2020 – Indigo Blue retreat in Glasgow in my West end based studio Book here

FULLY BOOKED 2, 3 November Eco Printing/Bookbinding creative retreat with Cassandra Barron in Granton Hub Edinburgh Book here

 

ECO PRINTING

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Eco Printing is the technique of contact printing using Botanical material it does not involve any additional paint or colour. I run regular one and two days workshops in that technique.

INDIGO DYEING AND SHIBORI

I use Indigo Dye to create sharp patterns on cloth using the Japanese technique of Shibori. Folding and clamping, dip dyeing … I run regular one and two days workshops using that technique.

 

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UP-CYCLING FURNITURE (booking details above) 

Week end and block of 8 evening classes in Glasgow, and regular one and two days workshops in Edinburgh with The Remakery

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STENCILLING

One day workshop

I am running Discovering Mackintosh stencilling workshops in Glasgow, we visit a Mackintosh Property to look at some heritage stencilling before spending the afternoon learning the technique. Small group.  Dates and booking details above

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PRIVATE COURSES

I can organise private courses in stencilling or up cycling furniture, Eco printing and Indigo as well as Team day out, Birthday parties, I regularly work with schools. Email me @ bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com for detail.
Stencils in the Mackintosh style are available here

Facebook page The Lansdowne House Mackintosh stencils

Instagram page Here and Here

Twitter : Here

My Studio:

In the fashionable West end of Glasgow you will find just a short way away from the University and its park, a lovely crescent with large residents gardens. Around those green heavens, Victorian tenements flats and large town houses have been standing for over 160 years offering spacious accommodation and working spaces to the residents of the area.

Its a lovely, green, quiet environment where we have set up roots a long while ago and it is there that in the stone floor workshop with the roaring fire in the winter and the fresh patio in the summer I design my stencils, I wax painted furniture for my clients. This is where I run workshops and design special projects.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his Art Nouveau (Glasgow Style in Glasgow) designs caught my interest many years ago and stencilling has always been my preferred technique and I will offer you my expertise for any project you have in mind.

Children classes:

I can organise stencilling classes for any size of party and I have experience in working with groups and classes.

I offer:

– ready made stencils in the style of Mackintosh, you can find those on Here just email me on bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com with your requests.

– I will design on commissions for you, for any design email me on bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com

– I offer a commission service and will stencil your interior, office etc… for details email me on bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com

finally if you can’t find what you are looking for just drop me a line.

Happy stencilling.

Betty xx

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