Wood block printing on cloth is the earliest, simplest, and slowest method of textile printing. The earliest surviving examples of it dates back to 220 AD in China. Each block is hand carved and then stamped by hand one by one on the fabric to create designs and motifs. It is an incredibly creative and fun process. It also brings us closer to a global and historical traditional craft that is being modernized today through design.
All of the printing done with Seek Collective is hand block printed with artisans in India. The craft in this particular region dates back at least 400 years.
The workshop will be led by Seek Collective founder Carol Miltimore, who has spent many years working with traditional block printers in India. We will be using traditional hand carved wooden printing blocks that are carved in original Seek Collective designs. You will have some time to experiment and learn the techniques and ultimately have a bandana and tote bag you will print on and take home with you.
You will also be able to shop the current capsules from Seek Collective and enjoy some snacks and drinks.