2 DAYS WORKSHOP ON HAND BLOCK PRINTS & NATURAL DYES

Duration : 2 days
10.00 am to 5.00 p.m. (march to Oct)10.30 am to 5:30 p.m. (Nov to Feb)
Location : Jai texart’s Hand Crafted Textile Unit, Jai Bagh, Narvaria  Road, Bagru Village – Jaipur   (35 k.m. from Jaipur city on Jaipur Ajmer Express Highway )

Learning at work shop :

Hand Block Printing is one of the most famous traditional art of Rajasthan. Workshops are held for those who wants to learn this beautiful traditional art. During these workshops one gets to develop their skills in block printing and also gain experience by learning and working alongside skilled craft person. It is very interesting to see how the prints are hand made with small wooden blocks, usually with different colors extracted from nature.

At the end of workshop, you will learn

  • Chance to see some of the plants and bushes, part of which are used for Printing & Dyeing.
  • How vegetable dyes works
  • How to do mud resist printing (Daboo Printing )
  • How to do Bagru printing (using natural dyes)
  • How to make colour fast naturally

Brief of working during two days :

DAY ONE : (BAGRU STYLE OF PRINTING )

Introduction

The programme leader will take you on round of the factory and explain the different type of natural  dyes are used in printing. He will show you different samples of hand block printed textile. He will also explain the bagru printing process so that you can understand the technique before starting your own printing. He will show some live plants and bushes , part of which are used in the printing.

Hands on printing experience :

To start your own hands-on printing experience , you may select ready carved wooden block from the available blocks . You will be able to print  one  piece of cotton stole under supervision of senior craft person. You will work on bagru style of printing technique.

POST PRINTING PROCESS

You will be taught about post printing process like boiling, dyeing, colour fixing and washing. You will be taken through process of post printing followed by a hands-on experience . You can take the finished stole at the end of workshop

Day Two : ( MUD RESIST PRINTING WITH INDIGO DYE )

INTRODUCTION

The programme leader will take you on round of  mud -resist section of the factory and explain the process of making mud – paste and indigo dye . He will show you different samples of  mud -resist printed  textile. He will also explain the printing process so that you can understand the technique before starting your own printing.

HANDS ON PRINTING EXPERIENCE :

To start your own hands-on printing experience , you may select ready carved wooden block from the available blocks . You will be able to print  one  piece of cotton stole  under supervision of senior craft person.

POST PRINTING PROCESS :

You will be taught about post printing process like sun drying, dipping the mud paste printed scarf in indigo vat , (1st dip & 2nd dip )  removal of mud & washing. You will be taken through process of post printing followed by a hands-on experience . You can take the finished stole at the end of workshop

COST OF PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE :

2 Cotton stole (1.80 mtrs)

Consumables and Services : natural dyes ,printing & other materials used for pre &  post printing process,

services of workshop including wooden blocks ..

Tea –- Bottled Water – Biscuits:

OTHERS AT EXTRA COST

  1. You can print extra items ( scarf, stole cushion cover, cloth bag, table cover, apron & T Shirt) at extra cost .
  2. Lunch : you can order vegetarian lunch at extra cost ( Non Veg & Eggs are  not allowed in the compound )
  3.  Transport : contact us for arrangement of pool car  ( pick-up and  drop  from Jaipur  city ) at extra  cost .