Did you know that focusing your mind on a creative hobby has been shown to help with some mental health conditions?
Being creative focuses the mind, and gives your brain some much needed rest by focusing on the present moment and emulating the calming effects of mindfulness.
Our hand carved wooden printing blocks come direct from artisans in India, where they have been used for printing fabrics for centuries. Hand printing is a slow & methodical process that is deeply absorbing and quiets the mind.
This block printing starter kit contains everything you need to learn this fabulous technique:
1 x wooden printing block – in your choice of design
5 x approx 60ml* fabric paint – colour collection of your choice – see below**
1 x cotton tote bag, 30cm x 33cm short handled
1 x paint tray (approx 20cm x 25cm)
1 x foam printing mat (approx 20cm x 25cm)
1 x sponge (you can cut this up to create several small pieces)
1 x full set of block printing and care instructions
Please note your purchase includes access to a video clip – so you can see a practical demonstration of the techniques
*All fabric paint is hand dispensed into individual bottles, hence the volume is approx 60mls. Suitable for use on light coloured fabrics. To dispense the paint, hold the black collar firmly, then gently rotate translucent tip anti clockwise to open and clockwise to close.
Set One– Black, White, Primary Red, Primary Blue, and Primary Yellow.
Set Two – Turquoise, Kiwi, Mustard, Orange and Pink.
Set Three – Red-Violet, Sea Green, Pigeon Blue, Rose Pink and Lavender.
Set Four – Grass Green, Olive Brown, Yellow, Terracotta, Aubergine.
The tote bag enclosed is just the start of your block printing adventure. Be creative, the only limit is your imagination! Don’t forget that you can buy more blocks, paints and fabric blanks from us at any time.
Ethically sourced, fair trade and sustainable – wooden printing blocks can be used for printing onto paper, card and can even be used with clay – in addition to being used on fabrics.
Block printing is suitable for all abilities and is for all ages (recommend 5+ with adult supervision). This kit includes a video tutorial, so you benefit from visual demonstration.