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Block Printed Bandanna Activity

CLICK HERE FOR THE BLOCK PRINTED BANDANNA DEMO

If you want to jump around the video to review different sections of the process, skip to these minutes:

  • Reviewing Materials and Setting-Up Your Station: Minutes 1-6
  • Preparing Inks: Minutes 6-9
  • Printing: Minutes 9-13
  • Heat Setting: Minutes 13-14
  • Indian Wood Blocks In Person: Minutes 14-15

RESOURCE PAGE

History of block printing on textiles in India: https://wildrose.co.ke/a-brief-history-of-block-printing-from-300ce-to-modern-day/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textile_printing

Amazing videos of fabric being printed by hand in India: https://fb.watch/1BlFzROrSb/ (this company has a lot of mesmerizing videos on their instagram @blockprintcompany)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSrpu9HQz00

For visual inspiration, or for a different approach to the instructions than my recorded demo offered, check these out:

http://thepaintedhive.net/2015/10/diy-block-printing-on-fabric/

https://www.marthastewart.com/906821/block-printing?

https://www.kitchentableclassroom.com/?s=printmaking

Make two bandannas at home with simple tools and household materials!

To reserve your kit call: 860-434-1684 or email Nike: ndesis@oldlymelibrary.org

Available for pick up starting Friday, November 6

Free, while supplies last

Limit 2 kits per household

For teens and tweens