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Block Printing - 1 Day Workshop *Table Runner*

17 Oct 2021
10AM - 4:30PM Sunday 17 October
Draw, carve, ink, print. Create your own collection of beautiful printed designs on fabric.
Event type: 
Art, Craft, Workshop/Seminar
Smitten Textile Design
148 St Georges Rd Avondale


This one day class offers an inspiring and instructive approach to screen printing using some simple stencil techniques.

Colours will be carefully mixed into unique combinations and we will learn about pattern repeats. Students will get the chance to experiment on some calico before printing their designs onto a pre-sewn 100% linen table runner. This could also be used as a beautiful piece of textile art, or as a wall hanging!
NB: Class doesn’t include light sensitive emulsion technique

Using simple but effective materials we will make a printing stamp and will also carve a printing block to use. A carefully curated collection of textile colours will be available for you to choose from and you will learn to think like a textile designer by taking inspiration from contemporary textile artisans.

All materials will be provided to use during the workshop. In the end, you will take home your printing blocks, several printed samples on cotton, and your completed printed linen table runner.

This is a fun and creative class, and all levels of experience are welcomed.
Materials provided: All materials provided. Calico, 1 x linen table runner, printing blocks (x 2), art materials and inks.

Light refreshments included
Fee: $195
Max 4 students

Available to purchase from the Studio Shop:
Blank Linen Tea Towels, $9.50 each
Blank Calico Bags, $6.00 each

Written by

Smitten Design Workshops

13 Sep 2021

Smitten Workshops are run by textile designer Katie Smith from her dedicated print studio in Avondale, Auckland. She runs small inspiring creative classes in printmaking for fabric, including screen printing and block printing techniques.