In-person course
in Stroud

Indian Block Printing - 1 Day Course



At a glance - An introduction to the tradition of Indian Block Printing - Experimenting with paper and fabrics to create your own piece - A restful and creative day of Indian craft Participants will gain - Hands-on experience in working with wood blocks, paper and textile - Clare’s personal insight and knowledge into the history of the craft - Takeaway pieces hand-printed by you 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.

What's included in the price?

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. Lunch and refreshments are included.


6½ hours (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.



Hawkwood CFT

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Hawkwood is an arts and educational charity providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a stunning location in the Cotswolds. Hawkwood is a beautiful, sustainably run estate. As a charity, we bring together people and organisations from many backgrounds in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing community, and a sustainable environment. We provide a specially curated programme of courses covering leadership, music, arts & crafts and well-being, as well as hosting artistic residencies and events. Many people return to Hawkwood year after year because of our ethos, our fantastic team, and our delicious food.


Painswick Old Road, , Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7QW

Suitable for

  • Adults
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  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Accommodation offered
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Parking provided
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  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
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