Hand Printed, Stenciled and Stitched Homewares with Roberta Leary

Create your own homewares and soft furnishings using a combination of textile techniques including stenciling, dyeing, hand printing, and embellishing using Kantha stitch (running stitch) under the masterful guidance of artist, Roberta Leary. In this brand-new course, you will explore dyeing natural fabrics, have the opportunity to master repeat print stenciling, and use a combination of beautiful embroidery threads to finish off your stylish homewares.


  • A materials fee is included in the cost of the course
  • Calico/test material, 1 x 100% linen tea towel, 1 x 100% linen table napkin, and 1 x 100% cotton pillowcase blanks will be provided
  • All additional fabric/blanks to be supplied by student (not needed for first class)

What to bring:-

  • Apron
  • Sketchbook (A4 or A5)
  • Pencil, eraser, sharpener
  • Students may be required to purchase their own additional fabric/blanks, this will be discussed in the first class
  • Closed footwear and appropriate clothing to be worn


Please note, COVID restrictions may apply at the time of this course. By enrolling, you agree to abide by the restrictions at all times while onsite. Please visit the COVID Safe page on our website to read the most up to date information or visit wa.gov.au.

Building Access:

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special access requirements, please contact reception on 9432 9555 before enrolling in a course.

Students with Special Requirements:

If you or the person you are wishing to enrol has special requirements, please contact Reception on 9432 9555 or email ArtsCentre@fremantle.wa.gov.au to discuss suitability and how we can help.

Roof Works:

FAC are currently in the final stages of a long-term project to refurbish, repair and protect one of the City’s best loved heritage buildings. For more information, please head to: Roof Restoration - Fremantle Arts Centre Heritage Building (fac.org.au), please direct any questions about the roof works to: info@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Tutor Roberta Leary

Roberta Leary knows textiles and colour. With over 25 years of teaching experience and success as a freelance designer specializing in hand painted and screenprinted textiles for interior design and fashion garments.

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