In the workshop you will have the opportunity to make your very own pattern blocks or use some of our simple blocks to experiment with hand printing, colour combinations and repeat layouts. Be guided by Joanna Fowles, textile designer, researcher, artist and textiles teacher at UTS, who will assist you to create a unique outcome.
Teacher: Joanna Fowles
Workshop Duration: Full Day
Description: Swatches of block printed samples will be shown alongside discussion of how to make a block out of lino or utilising found materials. Layout, repeat motifs and colour will be discussed. Students will then have the opportunity to make their own blocks, experiment on paper before creating final designs.
Materials to bring: There will be a materials fee for this class of either $25 or $40.
$40 kit: lino cutter, lino block, calico swatches, linen pack - 4 napkins & 1 teatowel
$25 kit: lino cutter, lino block, calico swatches (bring along your own fabric to print).
Additional fabric swatches - natural fibres - cotton/linen work well
Takeaway: Knowledge of basic block printing skills, layout and repeat. A printed teatowel and napkins or fabric.
Homework: Consider what you may like to print. Any printed inspirational imagery or sketches are useful however not necessary.