Printing: Fabric Block Printing Course

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Learn fabric block printing in Sydney.

Join us for a full day hands-on course to learn fabric printing using lino and traditional wood blocks. You’ll learn about the ancient art of fabric printing, design composition and repeating patterns, as you print your own designs onto a cotton scarf using traditional block printing techniques.

Create a unique lino block and use authentic Indian woodblocks.

No previous design or printing experience required.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • be able to identify block printed fabrics
  • have experienced the process of relief printing
  • have learned to cut and print from a lino block design
  • have experimented with a variety of methods to produce print onto fabric
  • have printed your own cotton scarf to take home.

Course content

During this course, the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given.

  • Appreciate the history and tradition of relief printing on fabric
  • Preparation of fabric and printing materials and equipment
  • How to cut a lino block
  • Print a cotton scarf using a combination of blocks
  • Understand multi-colour printing

Materials provided

  • Printing pastes, lino cutting tools, lino block, woodblocks, cotton scarf.

Please bring

  • This is a practical course, strength and dexterity are required
  • Drawing pad, pens, pencils etc, for your designs
  • A ruler
  • An additional item to print on, if time permits. (eg, a white T-shirt or light coloured cotton fabric which has been washed)
  • Please wear closed in shoes and old clothes
  • Students should bring an apron or smock to protect clothing
  • Students should bring rubber gloves and rags for clean up

Other information

  • All printing materials are water-based and non-toxic
  • Bring lunch / snacks – as it is a full day course

Rozelle Site, cnr Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church). If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian entry opposite Prince Street.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: The teacher's genuine enthusiasm and passion was inspiring and her sharing was very helpful. Having said that, the element of surprise during the process was enjoyable. It was a great experience.

  • said: It was Fun and it brought out the designer I’m me

  • said: The casual, friendly atmosphere and the friendliness of the tutor . Fun and welcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed it . And I am looking at more courses to attend .

  • said: Small class size, great tutor, great content. We all wanted to keep on printing!

  • said: Great fun, Ro was a very enthusiastic presenter and very generous with her knowledge and materials. Very inspiring course and I am keen to do more block printing.