Indian Block Printing - Print and Stitch-Beeston Library-Adult Learning

Beeston Library, Beeston

Key details

Date -
Sessions Fridays: 1pm - 4:45pm
No. sessions 3
Venue Beeston Library, Beeston
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 12
Cost FREE - £16.50

About this course

This course is for anyone that loves fabrics and stitching, or those who want to have a go.  Over the course you will gain the confidence to create prints with traditional carved blocks from India.  We also look at how you embellish them with stitching and accessories (such as beads etc).    


Learners are required to provide their own substance to print onto this can be fabric such as cotton and sewing kit including sewing threads and embroidery floss or twisted threads. 


What will be covered on the course?  

  • Throughout the course, you will: 
  • Gain and understanding of equipment - Know how to print with wooden blocks  
  • Build up knowledge of colour theory 
  • Design development and Structure Patterns  
  • Gain some understanding of artists and their use of patterns 
  • Develop Stitching skills  

What will learners achieve by the end of the course?  

  • Be able to understand the process how the printing blocks are made. 
  • Be able to create prints onto fabric 
  • Understand colour theory and descriptive an example of some colour relationships 
  • Be able to embellish the prints with embroidery 
  • Develop/improve their eye and hand coordination  
  • Show an ability of reflecting on your learning 
  • Analyse the benefits of creative activities to improved mental health 
  •  Fabric – this can be anything such as old bed linen, something you want to stitch onto 
  • Inferencing if fabric is thin (optional) 

Resources required by attendees

  • Sewing kit
  • Threads 
  • Beads 

Suggested Reading for the course  

  • Title: Indian textiles, Author: Gillow, John ISBN: 9780500291184 
  •  Title: Indian art close-up Author: Dallapiccola, Anna L. (Anna Libera), 1944- ISBN: 9780714124865 
  • Title:  World textiles : a visual guide to traditional techniques Author: Gillow, John. ISBN: 9780500282472 

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information  https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/skills-learning/funding-your-courses/


To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.


To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.


Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).


As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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