Friday 4th October- Full Day Block Printing/ Lampshade Workshop 10:00am-4:30pm The Studio, Middle Aston, OX25 5QL
We are combining our two most popular workshops to give you an exciting day of Block Printing, either spend the full day printing a range of fabric items of your choice, or print one fabric item in the morning and a 30cm Lampshade in the afternoon! You will have full use of our entire range of Indian Printing Blocks, Fabric Paint and Equipment!
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! We then print a selection of paper products such as cards, gift tags and tissue paper, exploring the lovely paper products you can hand print.. paper has a slightly different feel when printing so we work on ensuring you get perfect prints each time!
We then look at moving onto printing ready made fabric items, you’ll have a huge selection to choose from such as Tea Towels, Cushion Covers, Tote Bags, Napkins, Scarves, Pencil Cases, Wash Bags and more. You can select up to 3-4 items to block print which are all included in the cost of your workshop and can purchase additional items for a small fee if needed, or if you want to print a lampshade after lunch you can choose one or two items to print.
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