Lino Printing with Repeat Pattern


Wed 21 & Thu 22 Aug

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Weds 21 & Thurs 22 August
10am – 4pm

Join Karené for a special extended two-day workshop and learn more about Lino printing with repeat pattern onto textiles. We’ll spend day one designing pattern motifs exploring, continuous repeats in a border pattern, a rotating quarter tile and/or a full tile pattern. You’ll use hand tools to carve these into lino and then print your pattern onto a set of four napkins or a piece of fabric, which can be used for your future sewing or crafting projects. On the second day we’ll explore how repeated geometric shapes can create a myriad of pattern options. We’ll design motifs within geometric shapes, carve these into lino, and then select complimentary or contrasting colours to print with. Once you’ve finished experimenting and exploring you can use your favourite combinations to print your selected pattern onto a set of two pillowcases or a piece of fabric.

Over two days we’ll explore how the eye is attracted to different kinds of pattern. While the brain finds simple repetition soothing, intricate patterns are very stimulating. It is this push and pull that makes pattern design interesting. And it’s when we get to print with our hands that the magic really happens.

This is a great workshop to do if you have been to the Indian block printing & Lino Workshop, however, it is not a pre-requisite, and no previous experience is necessary.

All materials and tools are included in the cost of this workshop. If you would like to bring additional items to upcycle and print onto, you are welcome to do so, however keep in mind that the inks we use are only suitable for natural fibres like cotton and linen. After your workshops your printed items will need to be heat set at home with an iron, before washing (instructions will be provided).


About Your Tutor

Karené is an artist, a photographer, a printmaker and a pattern addict! She has a Fine Art Degree in History of Art and Studio Practice. She has been working as a photographer for many years, but in recent years her love for printmaking was reignited out of a need to make with her hands. Her passion lead her to a course in Oxford and she is now a certified block printing tutor. She enjoys creating her own motifs with linocuts and also has a growing collection of hand-carved wooden blocks. Karené is South African, now living in Scotland with her husband, 2 daughters and crazy dog.

  • All tools are provided for use at your Lino Printing with Repeat Patterns workshop and materials are included in the course cost
  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
  • If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know
  • All of our workshops are held at Craft Central, High Street, Dunblane, FK15 0EE
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your workshop we need at least three weeks notice. Please read our cancellation policy before booking

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