9 June 2018, Block Printing with Louisa Loakes, London, UK
Saturday 9 June, 11-5, £140 included materials and light refreshments.
Taught by Louisa Loakes
Although formally trained as a painter at Wimbledon School of Art (now Wimbledon College of Art), Louisa Loakes has found herself increasingly drawn to block printing. “It’s not something you can leave aside, if you have it in you,” she says simply. Today, Loakes describes herself as an “artist/block printer”, combining hand painted and block printed designs in a range of fabrics available from The New Craftsmen.
Join textile artist Louisa Loakes for a block-printing workshop. You will use charcoal as a starting place to create organic patterns that will eventually become a design for your own printed linen cushion cover that you will take home with you. Choosing from a selection of blocks, participants will use charcoal to experiment with mark making – rubbing and cutting onto paper to find their very own unique abstract composition before cutting onto their own block. During the workshop enjoy experimenting with the carved block, twisting and turning until participants reach a design they are happy with. In this workshop participants will learn how to cut a linoleum block, transfer it onto natural linen and to create a simple pattern repeat.
This workshop is suitable for beginners.