A 1 day Printing Course.
Join Clare for a day of printing exploration using hand-carved Indian wooden blocks. Using a selection of hand carved blocks you will print onto a variety of surfaces and will create your own design on a tea towel or bag. A relaxing and enjoyable craft steeped in history, you will also have the chance to see photographs of the process of block printing in Jaipur and handle examples of printed fabrics.
Clare begins by sharing images, fabrics and prints of India. She shares her knowledge of the process of hand carving the blocks. which is a traditional craft for the highly-skilled, mostly in areas around Jaipur. Clare shares how the blocks are used differently in Rajasthan and Gujarat, offering a rich experience of the Indian cultures behind the technique. The blocks used on the course are Clare’s personal collection, some of which she has collected herself whilst in India.
Clare will demonstrate the technique of applying textile paint and how to produce a good image on different surfaces. The course will cover colour combination and the techniques of repeat pattern. You will then print tissue, papers and card using a variety of blocks. These papers are perfect for wrapping paper, gift tags and cards.
We will look at the different designs and you will choose your favourite blocks to work with to print fabric. Starting with calico, then choosing a tea towel, napkins or cotton bag to work with as your final piece.
Please wear clothes you don't mind getting ink on, or bring apron or overalls. All materials are included.
Registration is between 9.00-9.30am. Course ends with tea at 4.00pm.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
(Please note that prices listed are per person. Lunch and refreshments are included.)