4 September, 12-2pm BST, Block Printing, Virtual Workshop with Studio Bagru (India)
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Friday 4 September, 12-2pm BST (British Summer Time, London, UK)
Virtual Workshop, hosted on Zoom, by Studio Bagru
The mission of Studio Bagru is to foster grassroots entrepreneurial and design innovation across the world. Our vision is to educate consumers around the world about sustainable and ethical textiles and fashion through co-design workshops, collaborations, and popups. Our workshop is located in Bagru village, approximately 30km west of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state in India. For nearly four centuries block printing artisans have been using processes passed from generation to generation, these communities of craftspeople have developed a way of working together to create textile masterpieces. These fabrics are used to adorn their abodes, bodies, and for use during momentous occasions. Each printed piece is cherished for generations.
Outline of the workshop
During this workshop, we will instruct you how to set up a table for block printing make an ink pad to apply colour to your wooden block, and print on fabric. We will describe different types of patterns that can be made with a single block. Participants are encouraged to use old garments in their wardrobe in which they want to add a block printed motif. We can give suggestions on how to design their product. Materials pack is available to make a tote bag and bandana, inclusive of a floral, geometric, and animal block. Since we are unable to send ink from India, we will give suggestions of ink that can be purchased online in Europe, North America, Australia, Asia, etc.
Materials list (not provided)
Cotton fabric or product (must be prewashed)
Wooden printing block
Textile ink (screenprinting ink, inkball brand or others)
Sponge or jute fabric (hessian)
Trey for ink pad/jute ink pad, or old newspaper
Padding for the table that will be used to print on(yoga mat or foam, must be smooth)
A material pack is available at an additional cost here
For those that choose not to purchase the materials pack a materials list is provided below.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
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 at least two weeks prior to the event, 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.