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Block Printed Textiles Weekend

Block Printed Textiles Weekend

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Naomi Ryder, Mark Amura


In this hands on course, you will learn to design and cut a wood mounted Lino block that will be used to explore a textile design repeat. During the sessions you will use the block to print on a small length of fabric in a variety of repeats. 

The traditional techniques of lino cutting and dye fixing are suitable for use in a domestic environment and can be continued at home on a kitchen table. This course is for someone wishing to pursue their own textiles designs or someone wishing to add to their own portfolio.

Topics Covered

  • Basic textile design development
  • Lino cutting
  • Printing in repeat

Who should take this course?

Ideal for those who have never tried designing textiles or students who wish to develop their portfolios. 

Course Outcomes

Printed fabric the size of a cushion alongside design development work on paper.

Entry requirements: No prior textile knowledge needed to attend the course.

Level: All Levels


Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Naomi Ryder is a Textile designer and Illustrator. A highly dedicated and passionate creative, with over 10 years of experience- working in the area of illustration, textiles, fashion, art & design both teaching and making. Naomi Ryder has worked with high profile clients such as the V & A, Mary Portas and Habitat and has taught at UAL since 2013.

Mark Amura is a designer specialising in print and pattern design, working across interiors, textiles, graphic design and video. Marks work is inspired technical processes, both modern and traditional. Mark was course leader on the Textile foundation at Morley college until 2016 and has most recently been working in collaboration with Ashish for Studio Voltaire as well as producing Artwork and video and costume pieces for musicians.


Please bring the following to the first class:

  • A3 sketchbook
  • Pens and pencils
  • Apron

Available dates