Join textile artist Lesley on this fun workshop and learn how to create your own wooden printing blocks and explore ways to transfer your creativity onto a surface of either paper or fabric.
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Come and learn from an expert on how to create your own wooden printing blocks and explore ways to transfer your creativity onto a surface of either fabric or paper.
During the course you'll gain a brief history on traditional block printing and explore the craft of block printing on fabric and paper. You'll gather inspiration from nature and found objects to develop your own designs and create your own blocks using a variety of materials. Demonstrations of techniques will be given and then experimenting with them at your own pace to create a final length of fabric or paper. You will also create a visual diary with your experiments documented.
This course is open to adults interested in design, textiles, or quilters looking for fresh ideas. No previous experience is necessary, just an open mind to explore your own creativity.
Your lunch. We'll provide tea and coffee in the staff room for breaks. We'll provide some of the materials for the course (wooden blocks, fabric ink) and you'll need to bring some items as well including apron, diary, cotton cloth, any fabric paints or resene test pots you have, some textured items, cutting mat and rotary cutter, glue and sponges. A comprehensive list will be provided upon registration.
Lesley is a textile artist who dyes and prints all her own fabrics for her art panels. Her process is one of discovery and a dialogue with the material, form, line, colour and surface textures. Her background is predominantly in education as a teacher and facilitator of workshops around NZ.