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
Textile designer Aidan Liggins is a block printer working under the name of Rattch (Cumbrian word meaning ‘to go look for’). Having trained at Leeds College of Art (now Leeds Arts University) she now lovingly hand produces all of her products in her home studio.
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/
Cancellations and refunds
If you cancel your booking more than three weeks prior to the course start date, you will be eligible for a refund, minus a 5% admin fee. (Admin fee does not apply for Printmaker’s Toolkit Sessions).
We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks before the course start date. At this point we have already started making preparations including ordering materials and equipment, and it is less likely that we will be able to fill your place.
We cannot give refunds for failed attendance due to sickness or external circumstances.
If you would like to transfer to another course, we can do this free of charge providing you let us know three weeks prior to the course start date.
Bookings cannot be transferred with less than three week’s notice, however in the event that you are unable to attend on the day, bookings can be transferred to another person. In this case please inform us as far in advance as possible so that we can update the booking.
Cancellation by WYPW
West Yorkshire Print Workshop reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses. If this happens we will endeavour to give at least a week’s notice, and full refunds will be given.