Experimental Block Printing on Fabric Workshop

2b Faraday Street, Napier

Join professional printmaker Lisa Feyen of Ink Moth Print Studio for a one-day play with block printing on fabric or paper, suitable for beginners and mixed abilities. You will be amazed with how easy it is to repurpose op shop fabric finds, adding your own touch of magic to pieces for your home.

You will learn how to design and carve a block, ink it up and print on fabric and paper to create unique contemporary repeat pattern designs. The secret of creating seamless repeat pattern blocks that lock together will be revealed - ideal for pillowcases, aprons, tea towels, tablecloths, napkins, wrapping paper, stationery or even wallpaper.

Part of the day will also be dedicated to experimental printmaking with found objects, just for fun!

All materials are included and you will go home with your own designed and printed 100% cotton tea towel, plus a satisfying pile of printed pieces for your sewing or paper projects. You are encouraged to bring a selection of your own plain or patterned fabric pieces, or readymade items plus scraps (if you have them) to practice on.

Once you have learned how it all works, you can set up your own print studio at home with minimal equipment required.

Tools, inks and other equipment required will be available for you to use on the day. The workshop will take place in the Faraday museum, for an enriching experience you won’t forget.

What to bring:
*Your lunch, water bottle, a mask and an apron!
*Drawing paper and pencil/eraser
*A stash of cotton fabric pieces to print on (try the op shops)
*Some visual inspiration to get you started (magazine snips, photos, drawings etc)

Optional:
*If you want to, bring some plain readymade fabric items (Kmart or the Warehouse are good places to shop) - eg. pillowcases or calico bags
*If paper is your thing, bring a selection and don’t forget some old book pages too
*Fabric scissors, if you have some

What’s supplied:
A selection of Lino blocks and tools
Fabric ink in a range of colours
Squares of plain fabric for practicing and 1 x cotton tea-towel

Please arrive with plenty of time up your sleeve to find parking and get settled in. We look forward to welcoming you to the Faraday!

Book early to avoid disappointment. Numbers are strictly limited. Face coverings and social distancing will be required during the workshop.
No refunds or exchanges will apply for non attendance, or cancellation within one week of the workshop. Thank you for your understanding :-)

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Where

The Faraday Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

2b Faraday Street, Napier

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