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Indian Block Printing

I recently attended another workshop at the Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester- link here-https://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/workshops

The tutor began by explaining the history of traditional Indian block printing which is all done by skilled artisans by hand. She had travelled to India and seen the crafts people at work. She showed us photos from her trips and samples of their work. It was most fascinating. Then it was our turn to have a go.

First we had a play on tissue paper.
Then an attempt on paper
Progessing to card before finally
Let loose on a fabric drawstring bag.
Two sides, two chances to play.

I really enjoyed this half day workshop, it was great fun, an excellent tutor and lovely participants. It was the perfect antidote to feeling poorly. Glad I went, but for once I don’t think I’ll take this further.


Love to know if anyone else has tried something new this year, if so what, and will you take it further. I unfortunately really do have far too many not yet started projects.

Comments on: "Indian Block Printing" (20)

  1. Presumably the Indian Block Printing is for fabric. The card one would make a lovely birthday card for someone.

  2. You made some lovely things that day.
    I am always trying new things – it is my downfall!

  3. What a cool craft! Sounds like a neat class ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your prints on your bag!

  4. That looks like such fun! I do think block printing is wonderfully accessible, but making the blocks is a real skill. I’ve tried a bit of beading/necklace making this year and have enjoyed it to the point where I’ve actually bought more beads, thereby sadly adding to my stash instead of reducing it!

    • No wonder it didn’t count for scrap happy, but the necklace did look amazing. I think it’s Good to keep trying new things.

  5. Well done for having a go at something new. The birds look cute and the leafy side of the bag is very pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Your attempts do look very pretty. I especially like the card with the flower prints on, they look like umbelifers such as cow Parsley. X

  7. That is awesome! I done block printing on fabric before and it is fun!

  8. I love your bag! It’s quite pretty. I do understand. I took a short class on origami a few weeks ago. The instructor was good at doing it but not teaching it. I will not be pursuing it further either. Getting together with others is what’s fun no matter what you are learning.

  9. Going Batty in Wales said:

    I really like what you made there Cathy. I haven’t tried anything really new for quite a while but yesterday I treated myself to lunch in Studio 3 in Cardigan where they hold classes upstairs and I may use the money my son gave me for my birthday to go on one or maybe try one of their community events – Knit and natter type things. I quite fancy trying wood turning again and there is a chap at another shop in the town who gives lessons. Watch this space!

    • Now that sounds exciting. I do hope you go for it. If nothing else it gets the grey matter going. I have found a local knitting group that does communal projects and meets quarterly. It’s in my diary….

      • Going Batty in Wales said:

        I used to belong to a group but it folded. I went up to see Mrs Snail yesterday and she hopes to start a monthly one on Sunday afternoons in the Autumn but it is quite a long drive so maybe I need to go sometimes but also find something nearer.

  10. claire93 said:

    I applaud how you’re always game to try something new ^^ I, on the other hand, don’t seem to be very adventurous these days.

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