Wood Block Carving Workshop

In this one-day workshop, we will introduce you to the fine craft of wood block carving. Working alongside master artisans with 35+ years of experience, you will learn to carve a simple teak wood block using traditional hand-forged chisels.

Take Home: Your own wood block, Block printed organic cotton tote.

July 14 | 9:30am – 5:30pm
Cost: Rs 7000 plus tax, inclusive of lunch, authentic filter coffee and traditional snacks

* Proceeds from this session support of free outreach to Autism community centers

Woodblock printing originated 4000 years ago, and spread through the Indo-Pacific region. Beautiful handblock printed textiles come alive through carefully chiselled teakwood blocks. Our private archive has more than 6000 wood blocks, collected over many decades, including vintage brass blocks.

Workshop activities

Learn to carve your Wood Block

We will introduce you to the fine craft of wood block carving. Working alongside master artisans with 35+ years of experience, you will learn to carve a simple teak wood block using traditional hand-forged chisels.

 

Print your own tote

Once your block is ready, you can print an organic cotton tote using your own wood block, and handmade organic dyes. Combine your block print with motifs from our vast collections.

Take away

Your own wood block, Block printed organic cotton tote.

Enjoy the serene

Bangalore’s oldest heritage textile studio is set in a sylvan, nature sanctuary on the banks of Sankey lake in Bangalore. Inspired by the trees and beautiful birds that surround them, they endeavor to create beautiful block printed fabrics using only organic certified dyes.

It takes many years to master this skill, and there are only a handful of wood carvers remaining in Bangalore. We hope this inspires you to learn and sustain this intricate handcraft.

Established in 1977, Bangalore’s oldest heritage textile studio is set in a sylvan, nature sanctuary on the banks of Sankey lake in Bangalore. Inspired by the trees and beautiful birds that surround them, they endeavor to create beautiful block printed fabrics using only organic certified dyes. With skilled artisans that have decades of experience, this is a 100% fair trade initiative and strongly endorses ethical labor practices. Their fine fabrics can be found in the finest of designer showrooms in India, US, UK, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Note:
We do not accept any liability under any circumstance directly or indirectly related to the workshop activity. While every effort is made to maintain our commitment to the event, if we cancel it for any reason, we will refund the payment in full. Fees are non-refundable but can be adjusted to a different workshop, within 6 months.

Tharangini is the only Artisan studio in India to have:

  • ISO 26000 Gold Sustainability standard for social and environmental impact.
  • Top 10 studios internationally for Global Eco Artisan Award 2021.
  • Nest Ethical Artisan Seal
  • Carbon Neutral for internal processes by 2024

Woodblock printing originated 4000 years ago, and spread through the Indo-Pacific region. Beautiful handblock printed textiles come alive through carefully chiselled teakwood blocks. Our private archive has more than 6000 wood blocks, collected over many decades, including vintage brass blocks.

In this one-day workshop, we will introduce you to the fine craft of wood block carving. Working alongside master artisans with 35+ years of experience, you will learn to carve a simple teak wood block using traditional hand-forged chisels.

Once your block is ready, you can print an organic cotton tote using your own wood block, and handmade organic dyes. Combine your block print with motifs from our vast collections.

It takes many years to master this skill, and there are only a handful of wood carvers remaining in Bangalore. We hope this inspires you to learn and sustain this intricate handcraft.

July 14 | 9:30am to 5:30pm

All day, inclusive of lunch, authentic filter coffee and traditional snacks

Offline, @ Tharangini Studio
Sadashiv Nagar, Bengaluru, India

1.00 Plus GST

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