Join us at the historic city of Jodhpur for a unique craft week.
Your time with us will be an amazing insight into the traditional craft of Block Printing. Accommodation at our Havali with breakfast tea and coffee will be included. We need at 6/8 guests to run the course. For prices and general enquiries contact us at www.bristowsindia.com or call George on 01666503597
The five day workshop will help you to achieve the understanding of hand block printing, surface design, colour & pigment and the process of printing with various techniques. The workshop will also take you through other forms of Block Printing such as Dabu, Ajrakh, and Batik in a short informatory brief.
The six days program is spread as following:
Day 1 – 9AM to 12 Noon: Visit to master craftsman & their work places to understand Indian Craft Heritage; learn about their lifestyles, stories, history & interesting tools / techniques associated with the crafts.
This includes a visit to master craftsmen of Leather Craft, Block Printing & Paper Mache. The craft tour will also include a visit to a weaver village called Salawas to learn know more about Punja Durrie Craft.
Day 2 – 9AM to 12 Noon: Introduction with the artisan & the craft, information session about various types of block printing i.e. Ajrakh, Dabu, Batik, Chintz & Sanganer. Setting up the Block Printing Table, introduction to the tools & demonstration by the master craftsman. Introduction to surface design and paper explorations.
Day 3 – 9AM to 12 Noon: Learn to prepare colour & pigments while mixing binders etc. Preparation of cloth while doing Harda (Terminalia chebula) dye and other pigments. Finalisation of Blocks for the day. Application of Buta, Buti & Border explorations with paper & cloth.
Day 4 – 9AM to 12 Noon: Learn the fun way to prepare your own blocks & create wonderful surfaces. Learn the finishing techniques of various applications you have learned, explore multi colour block printing.
Day 5 & 6 – 9AM to 12 Noon: Conceptualising, sketching & designing the final products using various techniques you have learned. You can create your own hand block printed Stoles, Skirts, Tote Bags, T shirts, Scarves, Stationery etc. using ready fabric & material, we can assist you to get it stitched at extra cost
What to expect from the 6 day workshop!!!!!
By the end of the workshop the participant should be able to use the blocks skilfully and prepare the cloth and colour to be used. The participants will create their own designs to be translated on fabric