18 April 2020, Block Printing with Molly Mahon
Saturday 18 April 2020, 10am-5pm, £195 (price includes materials, lunch and refreshments).
Location: The Flower Factory, First Floor, Greville St, London EC1N 8SB.
Hosted by Molly Mahon
There is something special about block printing that has stood the test of time. Molly Mahon’s printed fabrics bring cloth and colour alive. Based in Sussex, Molly is a British printmaker whose designs are applied to fabrics, wallpapers and a growing range of homewares. Inspired by nature, travels to India and inspiration from her daily life, Molly turns images into repeat designs and carves them into a wooden block which is then used to print.
Having studied Anthropology and History of Art at Newcastle University Molly's creative desire prompted her to start taking part in workshops, one of which was in block printing. She immediately fell in love with the craft and for two years worked for a block printer, practising and learning the art. Her first commission came from a friend who wanted some block printed wallpaper for her newly arrived Shepherds Hut and she has not looked back since, setting up her own textile company that is thriving.
Held in The Flower Factory Studio on Columbia Road flower market, you will be in the heart of East London’s creative spaces. Designed with Scandinavian simplicity, the studio has large Victorian windows across two of the walls to allow natural light to brighten the studio – perfect for a printing workshop! The workshop will be inspired by the English garden and you will have the opportunity to print a runner and napkins.
Outline of the workshop:
10:00-10:30 Welcome coffee and Molly introduction
10:30-11:30 Block printing tuition with Molly using her library of blocks
11:30-12:30 You will start experimenting with Molly's new floral blocks, printing onto paper and trying out designs and patterns
13:30-14:30 Start experimenting with the floral blocks, printing onto paper and trailing designs
14:30-15:45 Start printing napkins and runner
15:45-16:00 Short tea and cake break
16:00-17:00 Finish printing/iron & set
All places reserved on workshops are non refundable, however, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked, we will re-advertise your place and refund your fee as long as we are able to sell your place and the workshop is fully booked.
If you require additional information about this workshop please contact Catherine Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org.