Friday 4th October- Full Day Block Printing and Lampshade Workshop 10:00am-4:30pm The Studio, Middle Aston, OX25 5QL
Our full day Lampshade workshop is our most popular session, giving you plenty of time to block print and learn how to make your own Lampshade! You can spend the first few hours of the workshop trying out lots of different designs and colours practicing onto plain cotton. Print a selection of Paper items such as Gift Tags, Cards, Tissue paper or a fabric item of your choice such as a Tea Towel, Tote Bag or Drawstring Bag. The afternoon will be spent printing a piece of fabric which once dry we will show you how to make it into a 30cm Lampshade! You will have full use of our entire range of Indian Printing Blocks, Fabric Paint and Equipment!
How the day will go…
The morning will start with rummaging through our hundreds of printing blocks, and selecting a mixture of designs which you would like to use, once you’ve chosen a selection of designs you will then be given a full and detailed demonstration on how to block print. We then start printing onto practice fabric, perfecting your printing and working through a mixture of techniques like colour mixing, repeat design printing, random printing, straight lines and more!
You will build up a fab selection of practice fabrics experimenting with different techniques, and a huge range of colours getting an idea as to what patterns you will want to use later on in the morning, we will also show you what you can make from these squares of fabric such as quilts, framed art work and cards! Before lunch you will have time to try printing onto a few small paper items such as Gift Tags, Cards or Tissue Paper. Then you can choose one fabric item to print such as a Tea Towel, Tote Bag, Drawstring Bag or Pouch.
After lunch you will finalise your design and print a piece of fabric which once dry we will help you turn it into a 30cm Drum Lampshade, which can be used for a ceiling light shade or table lamp!
All the materials are included in the price of your workshop, if you finish early you can purchase extra material for a small fee.
This workshop is suited for all abilities, whether you have printed before or not this workshop is for everyone! Indian Block Printing does not require you to be artistic or creative, it’s suitable for everyone so don’t be put off if you think you need to come with lots of ideas because you don’t! We have lots of samples and inspiration to help you get started!
You don’t need to bring anything to this workshop other than yourself and a packed lunch! Tea, Coffee & Cake will be provided!
After paying for your workshop we will email you a confirmation & more workshop details