Discover the joys of textile printing and pattern repeats using traditional carved wooden blocks. Throughout the day you will learn the basics of repeat structures to create pattern, through to designing and carving your own wooden blocks. Looking at composition, colour and printing techniques you’ll print your very own fabric and come away with something unique to you and your style, perfect to then sew into various items!
Your tutor: Aidan Liggins
Aidan is a printer and maker of patterns and beautiful fabrics with a goal to create fabrics and pieces for the home which last and are loved for a whole lifetime. She believes that the creative process and things we have in our home should be kind to the planet and celebrate slow creation and consumption of products to instill quality and foster traditions.
All fabric she uses is 100% organic linen and hemp she prints with water based inks and dyes using natural dyes from her local environment. This is integral to her practise and is something she is continually looking at in her printing processes, how she can reduce or re-use waste created through to reducing packaging and using re-used or recycled wherever possible.
Aidan prints from her home in beautiful Yorkshire and is a member of the Heritage Craft Association to celebrate heritage crafts throughout the UK.
The course is suitable for complete beginners or for anyone with a little knowledge wishing to learn more.
All basic materials such as fabric, tools and equipment are provided. Other materials and printmaking papers will be available to buy during the course if you would like to try something a bit different or take some materials home to try out.
After attending this course you can join our workshop as a member and continue to use our facilities to make and develop your own work. The sooner the better, as the longer you leave it the more you are likely to forget! If you join up within one month of attending the course you will receive a £5 discount. Find out more about the benefits of membership here: https://www.wypw.org/shop/standard-membership/
- If you have to cancel:
- 16-12 weeks before the course: 50 % of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Less than 12 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee will be retained by WYPW
- Please note that full payment is required for non-attendance on a booking that has been transferred.
- If we have to cancel: