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Meet Kathryn

Kathryn Green is a freelance textile designer and lecturer. Her life and work experiences are diverse; each one contributing to her development and personal understanding, which she draws on for her textiles.

Kathryn is currently experimenting with Shibori techniques in combination with other dye and print processes, to pursue her interest in layered and textured surfaces.

Glyndebourne

“It’s been a pleasure collaborating with Kathryn over the past couple of years. Her work exemplifies the best of the creative tradition of artists and craftspeople in Sussex. Kathryn really understands Glyndebourne and how its setting is fundamental to the operatic experience. This is illustrated in the stunning bespoke textiles that she has produced for the Glyndebourne Shop.”

Workshops and Events

Kathryn holds workshops at Making Space and other locations, in addition to bookable one to one sessions in her studio.

Current Collection

Kathryn produces capsule collections of luxury scarves and interior accessories.  In 2021, Kathryn collaborated with Glyndebourne Opera to design and produce a collection of silk scarves exclusively for them, inspired by Glyndebournes’ beautiful gardens and grounds. She also works to commission and produces art textile pieces.

Kathryn uses a series of Shibori and print processes to create layers of colour and texture within each unique piece of work. Her scarves are available in a range of sizes and prices. If you would like to order one of the scarves from the gallery, please contact Kathryn.

Testimonials

  • An amazing way to spend a day! The workshop designed for me by Kathryn introduced me to lots to new techniques such as shibori, screen printing, release printing and mono printing. It was a real treat to learn and explore textiles with Kathryn in her own studio environment. She guided the session in response to my own interests and starting points.  You can't fail to gain inspiration while gaining loads of hints and tips!
    anonymous
  • I attended a one-day screen printing session with Kathryn in mid-October while on a short visit to the UK from Australia. I had previously done some fairly basic stencilling/ fabric printing at home and had a vague memory of doing some thermal screen printing 20+ years ago at school and wanted the opportunity to explore, experiment and learn from a professional textiles artist at my own pace… along with the exciting chance to spend some time in a working studio! I had an absolutely brilliant time… Kathryn taught me the basic process of screen printing while customising the session as we went along to suit what I wanted to learn and understand more about. She was wonderfully friendly, easy going, flexible, and knowledgable - and I was able to ask as many questions as I wanted (which is a privilege that one generally has to go without in larger class scenarios!). Kathryn communicated really thoroughly with me before the session to ensure that the session met my expectations, which included ensuring the availability of specific types of fabric for the class. Afterwards, she also provided some additional notes and recommendations to assist me to continue experimenting on my own at home. I was really proud of the work I produced under her expert guidance - her input gave me the confidence to trust my instincts and go with my gut. Overall, it was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to anyone interested in screen or fabric printing and textiles more broadly.
    Tamara, Australia
  • I booked this workshop last year before we were hit with lockdown. It was well worth the wait. I started by exploring a series of mark-making techniques and by setting up a screen for breakdown printing. After lunch, which was delicious, I did some silk screen printing. Some years ago, I had taken a workshop in this and although I had a fab day on that occasion, I felt no desire to return to it. However, under Kathryn’s guidance I explored a different method and an alternative printing medium – and found I could make beautiful things. I will be doing screen-printing again. Finally, I worked on the breakdown printing. Oh, my goodness, what a joy! Whilst I had been shown what could be done when I lifted the screen after the first print, I could not believe the beauty of what I had achieved. I will be revisiting this technique again. Absolutely wonderful, in the true sense of the word. Kathryn was a gentle calming presence, a generous teacher and very patient at moments when I became indecisive. Just a lovely person and a lovely way to spend the day; my soul has received nourishment. And I still have the unwrapping and finishing to look forward to. I’ll be back in the Autumn, if I may.
  • Kathryn is a natural teacher who is full of positive energy. Alongside learning techniques, there was lots of opportunity to discuss my own artistic practice in a reflective and supportive way
    anonymous

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