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Printmaking using Botany, Stencil and Stitching

July 9 2022 @ 10:00 AM - July 10 2022 @ 4:00 PM


Deborah Wace, a printmaker with 20 years’ experience, creates intimate direct prints from the flora of Tasmania and large-scale dry-point etchings and fabric designs based on Tasmania’s native botany. She has recently completed a Churchill Fellowship to Europe, researching the Tasmanian botanical collections made by early French explorers to develop new designs for fabric production from Tasmanian Flora.

In this intimate 7-person workshop, you will experience a stimulating environment in which to creatively explore mono-print and mark making techniques for printing on paper, using found, botanical and hand-cut stencils.  You will explore ways to incorporate stitching by machine or by hand into the printed work. To bring your own interest into the story of the stencil elements, you will be encouraged to write some poetry, a story or some words to incorporate into the print or in stitch. Deborah will provide guided discussion, explaining key concepts to the processes involved in printmaking whilst you create new artwork and gather skills. Mono-printing is one of the most painterly, direct and exciting printmaking techniques.

You will get a lot done during this workshop with access to two printing presses, using some of Deborah’s printed fabric offcuts and your own sewing machine or hand stitching kit. You will also learn printing methods to use easily at home without a press.

What you need to bring:

  • pressed plants, feathers, lace or fabric elements to use as stencils – please start collecting these now
  • sewing machine or hand stitching tools, materials and thread
  • apron

What Deborah will provide:

  • all printmaking materials
  • a simple vegetarian lunch and salad plus wine.  Please email Deb if you have any dietary restrictions she needs to be aware of. 


Copyright: Deb Wace
Copyright: Deb Wace
Copyright: Deb Wace
Copyright: Deb Wace
Copyright: Deb Wace
Copyright: Deb Wace
Copyright: Deb Wace

If you would like to see more examples, check out the Facebook album of Deborah’s demonstration prints and student work.

Deborah’s fabric design studio and gallery is located next door to her Print Press & Draw studio. See her work here.

Directions to Deborah Wace Print, Press and Draw Studio
9th floor, 65 Murray Street, above Bett Gallery, on corner of Liverpool and Murray Streets, HOBART CBD.

There is no unmetered parking available near the studio, but there is an elevator. ** We have been given permission to use about half a dozen nearby car spaces, although car pooling may be helpful. If you choose to use a sewing machine, it can be dropped off prior to parking.  Once you have registered we will email participants with the exact details.**

Tickets on sale Thursday 30 September 2021. If you are not currently a financial member of Stitching and Beyond, you can join us, pay the small membership fee and then login to purchase your ticket.

Workshop bookings are subject to our refund policy.



July 9 2022 @ 10:00 AM
July 10 2022 @ 4:00 PM
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Deborah Wace
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Deborah Wace – Print, Press & Draw Studio
Level 9, 65 Murray Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
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