Indian block printing is a traditional craft still in use today to produce beautiful fabrics. The day will start with looking at images, fabrics and prints of India and the process of hand carving printing blocks. The tutor will demonstrate the technique of applying paint and how to produce a good image on different surfaces, repeat patterns and how to combine colours and designs.
You will be encouraged to try different colours, experiment with repeat patterns and combining designs to achieve a unique print, which you will then print on tissue, papers and card - great for wrapping paper, gift tags and cards.
After lunch we will look at the different designs and you will choose your favourite blocks to work with for the afternoon to print fabric, starting with calico, then choosing a tea towel, napkins or cotton bag. Linen fabric will be available to buy if you would like to print pieces suitable to make a cushion or bag.
£85 including materials, and delicious lunch and refresments.
Clare Walsh has always had a love of textiles and a passion for colour and texture inspire her printed textile work. An experienced and enthusiastic teacher Clare enjoys sharing her skills and extensive collection of hand-carved woodblocks with students of all ages.
‘ so much fun, Clare was a wonderful teacher – inspiring’
‘I enjoyed the course so much – a great course ‘