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Learn the beautiful art of block printing with Imogen Aldous

28th September 2022 / 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Create a beautiful set of block printed napkins with Imogen Aldous.

In this workshop Imogen will be looking at the process of decorative block printing on to fabric, giving you the takeaway skills to apply to any fabric or design project and achieving a set of eight beautifully printed napkins to take home and enjoy.

You will learn how to apply the charm and texture of hand printing to your set of napkins.

Starting with a discussion of the practical process and demonstration, looking at examples of design and colour, you will create a paper design, then a sample on calico. After mixing your chosen shade from the base colours each person will be provided with a full set of mitred corner napkins to print. Each set lovingly salvaged and made from antique French linens.

The workshop aims to give you the skills and knowledge to easily achieve a stunning result on the day and on your own projects in the future.

The course will begin at 10am and finish at 1pm. Everything you need for the course will be included.

Tea/coffee and cakes will also be included.

Spaces are limited so please book early. The workshop will be held at Far From The Madding Crowd in the village of Leavenheath, CO6 4PU. We will be in touch nearer the time with the exact location and any further information. Tickets are non-refundable.


Growing up in the Sussex/Surrey countryside surrounded by women who made anything and everything led Imogen to study textiles at London College of Fashion and later illustration at London College of Printing. Providing the foundation for her future work sourcing antique textiles and vintage clothing for private clients, styling and later a business renovating and making bespoke mens hats in a small West London studio collective.

After moving to a farm in Suffolk during the pandemic she has focussed on natural plant dyes foraged from the land and repairing and collecting antique textiles, using the skills she was taught as a child to make these into hand stitched quilts. She is currently building a studio cabin in the garden with her furniture maker husband to house a bigger workroom and the ever growing collection.

Her intention is to use what we have already around us to make beautiful things, to give new life to old and create future heirlooms to be passed on.


Cost: £75.00