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Beginner's Block Printing Workshop - Design a Tea Towel

Blockprinting Smitten Design Workshops
19 Mar 2022
10AM-4:30PM Saturday 19 March
Draw, carve, ink, print. Create your own collection of beautiful printed designs on fabric.
Event type: 
Art, Craft, Workshop/Seminar
Smitten Textile Design
148 Saint Georges Road Avondale Auckland


Create your own collection of beautiful printed designs on fabric which will include a linen tea towel to take home. We will deep-dive into making pattern repeating designs.

Using simple but effective materials we will make a printing stamp and will also carve a printing block to use. A carefully curated collection of textile colours will be available for you to choose from and you will learn to think like a textile designer by taking inspiration from contemporary textile artisans.

All materials will be provided to use during the workshop. In the end, you will take home your printing blocks, several printed samples on cotton, and your completed printed linen tea towel.

This is a fun and creative class, and all levels of experience are welcomed

Materials provided: All materials provided. Calico, 1 x linen tea towel, 1 x cotton tea towel, printing blocks (x 2), art materials and inks.

Light refreshments included

Fee: $195

Max 6 students

Available to purchase from the Studio Shop:

Extra blank Linen Tea Towels, $9.50 each

Blank Calico Bags, $6.00 each

Written by

Smitten Design Workshops

30 Nov 2021

Smitten Workshops are run by textile designer Katie Smith from her dedicated print studio in Avondale, Auckland. She runs small inspiring creative classes in printmaking for fabric, including screen printing and block printing techniques.