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Block Printing – Colouricious fabric design workshop

Would you and your textile group like to learn how to block print your own fabric? Jamie Malden MA BEd Hons is a textile tutor and has been teaching for over 30 years. Her passion is block printing and teaching. She is happy to travel any where and everywhere to teach groups how to use the Colouricious Wooden Printing Blocks to design unique fabric. These fabrics are wonderful for a wide selection of sewing projects. Look at the image below to be inspired to see what you can make with fabric that you have designed. All the printing blocks have been hand carved in India – have a look at the fascinating history of block printing

You can book a one, two or three day Colouricious block printing workshop.

Day One is learning all about the basics of block printing using pattern theory, composition and layering. All words that seem complicated but are very easy once you know how!

Day Two – you will learn how to combine the art of stencils and block printing accompanied by skills you learnt on day one of layering.

Day Three – takes you another step forward to learn the art of gelli printing – generally as a back ground, which then you will develop your own block printing style.

If this art form excites you, then all you have to do is contact Jamie Malden at colouricious@me.com to book your group 

 

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Fabric Design – Dabu

Fabric Design

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On our Colouricious textile holiday to India you will see some amazing fabric design, produced through a number of different ways, all using block printing. One of the most interesting fabric design techniques is Dabu printing.

Dabu printing is a method of fabric design using block printing and mud.This method of fabric design ensures the fabric has a magnificent quality and appearance. The process of uses lots of natural dyes and vegetable pastes, and is done entirely manually, which means it can be very hard work. However this hard work seems to pay off, since the finished product is beautifully vibrant, with amazing prints!

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Dabu printing is a method of block printing, and you will be able to see Dabu printing first hand on our Colouricious block printing holiday to Jaipur, India. You will also see some of the block prints being made by hand – some of which can be found on the Colouricious shop! This is an incredible experience, essential for you if you love fabric design, block printing or arts and crafts! As well as block printing you will be able to see several other methods first hand.

You should take a look at the Colouricious block printing textile holiday to Jaipur, ideal for any who loves fabric design! You’ll be able to see the whole process of fabric design and block printing first hand.

Why not take a look at the wide range of printing blocks available at our Colouricious shop? Here you can not only browse our fabulous collection of wooden printing blocks, but learn how to use them with your fabric printing!

Take a look at our other Colouricious textile tours. They will be equally as amazing for any fabric design enthusiast, we offer so many destinations – from the Golden Triangle in India to a trip through Vietnam, or even Houston, Texas in the USA!

Indian Block Printing Textile Holiday

Indian Block Printing Textile Holiday

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Come on this Indian block printing textile holiday, you be will exploring the block printing story — the history and contemporary Indian hand fabric printing & designs. Learn textile printing techniques focusing on block printing, dabu printing, kantha stitch and textiles. For more information go to Textile Holidays

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