Intuitive Printing: Focusing on mark making and experiments with a playful approach, participants will be introduced to intuitive methods as a design tool to create innovative prints. There will also be discussion
on the role of creativity within business and contemporary textile practice. Perfect for aspiring designers.
10th February, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Marking the first in a series of master classes hosted by Print Block and supported by the DCCOI, we are delighted to announce that Emily Waszak will host a 2 day workshop focusing on the traditional Japanese techniques of shibori and indigo dying.
Participants will learn shibori resist patterns using stitch and wooden clamping techniques and will be encouraged and guided in the development of their own patterns for applications across a broad range of work.
Traditionally, indigo dyes were created through the fermentation of plants in the Indigofera genus, and produce a beautiful, striking blue most commonly associated with 'blue' jeans.
An expert in Japanese kimono textiles, Emily will also provide a historical and cultural context for this craft process.
Participants will be working with large dye vats- as with all our classes at Print Block we recommend you wear studio appropriate clothes (you will get messy!).