Exploring Patterns with Blocks and Thermofax Screens Workshop
Learn about the traditional skill of Indian Block Printing with images of block printing around Jaipur, handling hand printed fabrics and hand carved blocks. You will print tissue paper, card and coloured papers in the morning using the collection of 50 Indian wood blocks experimenting with colour, design placement and repeats.
After lunch, you will print a cotton bag using thermofax screens and Indian woodblocks combined considering colour, placement and layering of designs.
Suitable for beginners, no experience necessary.
Clare Walsh is a Textile Designer, Maker and Workshop tutor, with a background in education and a lifetime love of textiles she uses botanical material to print directly onto fabric, creating vibrant unique prints which are used in garments, interior products and accessories. Inspired by and printed from nature her printed textiles are created for bespoke commissions and special projects. Travels in India and a growing collection of hand carved Indian printing blocks have inspired hand printed designs on natural linen and organic cottons and Clare’s enthusiasm for printed textile design, is communicated in the range of courses and workshops she delivers to students of all ages.
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