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Block Printing with Natural Dyes Workshop 28 February 2020

Block Printing with Natural Dyes Workshop 28 February 2020


Join me in my Sussex studio to explore the world of hand block-printing with natural dyes. We will be learning how to mordant fabric, design repeat patterns, cut lino blocks, make print pastes with natural dyes and print our own fabrics.

As a pattern maker, textile printer and natural dyer – I am passionate about slow, local production that creates beautiful fabric and is kind to our environment. I have developed my own approach to block printing with natural dyes over many years and am influenced in particular by my research into the 1930’s block printers Phyllis Barron & Dorothy Larcher.

During the workshop we will explore the different properties of a range of natural dyes – including madder, cutch and iron and learn how to make them, apply them using printing blocks, print them on mordanted cloth and ensure they are fast. We will be using a variety of fabrics – cottons & linens and keeping detailed notes throughout the day.

You can read more at: http://www.sarahburnspatterns.com/2019/08/10/learning-how-to-block-print-with-natural-dyes/

Workshop numbers are limited to 2/3 people and the cost is £120 with all materials included – including fabric and a delicious lunch.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact sarahburnspatterns@gmail.com




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