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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 for Printing: Fabric Block Printing Course

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Printing: Fabric Block Printing Course

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Course testimonials:

  • said:This is a great one day course to learn the basics of block printing. The tutor Ro is really knowledgeable and made it an enjoyable and fun day. Really pleased with what I was able to achieve in the class and left with the confidence and enthusiastic to try block printing at home.

  • said:Overall it was great. Perhaps some extra tips on block design would be useful eg how adding a border helps keep the carved out sections around a shape from dropping on the fabric. Ie best to assume the students know nothing :-)

  • said:This was a wonderful course. Ro is charming and knowledgeable. It makes you very eager to get stuck into it and find out more. It was extremely well run and I was very pleased with my end product, the awareness that I now have about block printing and how much fun working hard for 6 hours was!

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

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