Learn to design and carve your own block printing stamps in our cosy little textile studio!
In this 3 hour class, you will learn the concept of linocut, design considerations and carve your design on a rubber block (recommended for beginners) and of course fabric printing techniques. You will carve a repeatable unit and create seamless prints on a length of khadi cotton fabric. With simple sewing skills, you can turn your block printed fabric into a small bag, short sleeve blouse or simply use as a table cover by trimming the edges with a pair of pinking shears.
We will provide design templates you can trace or if you are feeling creative that day, feel free to design your own! Print seamless patterns or random repeats, pair different colours to create your very own colour scheme – think 2-3 complementary colours that goes together or if you're feeling adventurous go for contrasting schemes and make a statement!
At the end of the class, you'll bring home your completed hand block printed fabric as well as your handcarved stamp for more printing fun. All tools, supplies, materials and light refreshments will be provided.
This workshop is not suitable for children as there are sharp tools used, perfect for all adults. No experience is required.