About the Course
Learn to design and cut a set of coordinating, wood mounted blocks. Print and overprint repeats and border patterns on to cloth and paper. Traditional techniques and simple dye fixing can be continued at home on a kitchen table.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Design and cut a pair of coordinating lino blocks for printing onto paper and cloth
Prepare dyes, dye pad and hammers to create a series of crisp repeated prints
Develop varied patternmaking with overprints and colour combinations
Make a cushion sized fabric, or a short length of printed paper or wallpaper
Class format and activities
This highly practical workshop will take you through all the stages of designing, cutting and printing a range of alternative pattern repeats on fabric and paper. All techniques can easily transfer to a kitchen table and be continued at home.
Tutor's samples, books and artist images will inspire your designs.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Suitable for all levels
What you need to know before you enrol
The studio is on the second floor of the Nancy Seear building. Disabled access via lift and stair lift.
The print process requires some standing and striking each print with a mallet.
What you will need for your class
A simple image or design idea is desirable as a starting point. A notebook, pencil and apron will be useful.
What you can do next
A range of day and evening textile print courses are available.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.