Printed Textiles for the Home

COURSE OUTLINE:
Block printing is an effective and relatively quick way of printing a repeat pattern onto a variety of textiles. You will create your own block printing shapes using lino cutting, and then learn how to repeat print them onto a choice of household textile items including tea towels, cushion covers and drawstring bags. You can also print your design onto calico fabric, to make your own items with at home.
The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of of practical progress on your own personal project, and indiviual guidance from the tutor when required

COURSE PROGRAMME:
Drawing designs for printing blocks; creating printing blocks from lino; learning the block printing process, and how to create a repeat pattern; printing with your blocks onto a choice of different household items, and plain calico fabric

MATERIALS PROVIDED:
Lino for making printing blocks; range of household items to print on; all inks and printing materials and equipment as required

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Please bring along any ideas for designs you might have; aprons provided or feel free to bring your own