11th & 12th June 2022

Wooden Block Printing with ArteeCraft

Block printing is the traditional craft of creating coloured designs on fabric using wooden or metal blocks. The process can create beautiful prints in rich and vibrant colours. 


Finding roots from China and Japan, block printing now is an intricate part of traditional handicrafts of India. 

The hand block printing process involves the use of a wooden block with a design or pattern carved on it. Then it is inked or dipped in natural dyes or acrylic colours on the fabric to make a particular pattern. The wooden blocks have impressions of animal or natural figures, floral imprints and patterns imbibed on them. Once soaked in colours and pressed hard onto the fabric, you will be able to take away your very own printed mini bag.

The blocks used in the workshops are made of seasoned teak wood.

ArteeCraft is a traditional art-based organisation with a team of 6 artists. At the National Festival of Making they are bringing three traditional South Asian heritage arts workshops for participants. Check out the rest of the programme to see what other workshops they’re running over the festival weekend.



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The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

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