Permission to Play with Lisa Walton

Course Outline

Permission to Play is an opportunity to play with a wide range of surface design tools and techniques.

This 3 day workshop will explore colour, textures and embellishments

Skills learned

  • Stamp designing and making with compressed sponge and other stamp making materials
  • Fabric painting -sun printing, manipulation, patterning, mark making
  • Thermofax screen printing
  • Stencilling
  • textured rubbings using a wide variety of natural and supplied surfaces
  • Painted fusibles
  • Foiling
  • Deconstructed Screen Printing

Teacher Profile


Lisa Walton from Sydney Australia has been awarded many prizes for her textile art including major International and Australian Quilt Shows. She is widely published and teaches all over Australia, New Zealand as well as the USA, UK, Europe & South Africa.

Lisa was awarded the 2010 Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers by the International Quilt Association Houston USA. Her book – Beautiful Building Block Quilts was published in 2013 by C&T Publishing

Her series of e-books are available on Amazon Lisa was a featured artist on Quilting Arts TV Series 2000 and 2100 and has been published in Quilting Art Magazine.

She has held two solo exhibitions of her work in Sydney and her work has been included in many exhibitions around the world

She is currently Vice President of SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates, an international Association dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them.

Materials List


As this is a workshop where we will be exploring different techniques, Lisa will be bringing a collection of tools and materials that can be used by students and will be covered by the materials fee of $40

This will enable students to test and compare products without the expense of purchasing new items before deciding what is most suitable for their work.

Items included (but not limited to)

  • Fabric – 3m per student
  • Fabric paints – transparent, opaque and printing inks
  • Cutting tools and blank stamp materials
  • Compressed sponge stamping material
  • Stencils
  • Thermofax screens
  • Hand dyed velvet for embossing
  • Rubbing plates and surfaces
  • Metallic Foils and glues
  • Silk screens

Students to Bring

  • Plastic drop sheet and masking tape to cover table and floor
  • Paper towels for wiping hands
  • Ice cube tray to be used as paint palette (not an artist palette)
  • Couple of foam brushes (1” – 1.5 ”)
  • Small foam roller (approx. 4”) and tray (can be meat or vegetable foam tray) to match size
  • Ice cream container or similar to hold/rinse brushes
  • Apron or wear work clothes
  • Small piece or scraps of fusible webbing eg Vlisofix
  • Optional – additional natural fibre fabric to experiment with
  • Optional – other surface design equipment such as Gelli Plate or stamps etc


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Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.

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23 - 25 Feb 2019


9:30 am - 4:30 pm