Last year I was able to attend a block printing workshop at Woven Stories. It was such a fun thing to do. We started by selecting 2 m of fabric from the shop front. We then examined the blocks on offer and tested out our selections of fabric, blocks and paint on some scraps, before settling down to the business of printing fabric. The classes are run by Liz, at the back of her shop, and she creates a lovely relaxed environment to pass on her block printing wisdom. Of course, it was all the more fun because I got to share the experience with sewing buddies Sue of Fadanista and Megan of Meggipeg.
Sue chose to use a single block and set out to create a border print.
Here is my fabric after I took it home and washed it. Quite a bit of the colour washed out, so I am thinking that I did not take enough time with the heat pressing step before washing.